SDCC 2011 Video Interview: Brandon Sanderson


sanderson-alloyThe Wheel of Time has come back around…

This time with author Brandon Sanderson. Brandon is no stranger to Comic Con. He’s been here many times in the past and he works hard to meet as many fans as possible. This year has been no exception. He was at the convention for Wednesday Preview night and all day Thursday, attending the Epic Fantasy panel with George R. R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, Christopher Paolini, Kevin J. Anderson and Peter Orullian before signing hundreds of books for fans. It was a fun day.

He has since left to get back to writing Memory of Light, the final installment in the Wheel of Time series, but not before stopping by Unbound Worlds to talk about that final book, the new Mistborn novel The Alloy of Law, and how he feels about his writing in general and the time constraints he places on himself.

First though, here is a bit more about The Alloy of Law, which will be published in November 2011:

Fresh from the success of The Way of Kings, Brandon Sanderson, best known for completing Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time, takes a break to return to the world of the bestselling Mistborn series.

Three hundred years after the events of the Mistborn trilogy, Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads to supplement the canals, electric lighting in the streets and the homes of the wealthy, and the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.

Kelsier, Vin, Elend, Sazed, Spook, and the rest are now part of history—or religion. Yet even as science and technology are reaching new heights, the old magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for the brave men and women attempting to establish order and justice.

One such is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn, who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax has been forced by family tragedy to return to the metropolis of Elendel. Now he must reluctantly put away his guns and assume the duties and dignity incumbent upon the head of a noble house. Or so he thinks, until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.

Here is Brandon talking specifically about The Alloy of Law and a number of different topics:

2011 Comic Con: Brandon Sanderson at Unbound Worlds from Unbound Worlds on Vimeo.

The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson will be published November 8, 2011!