The novels of Nebraska fantasy author
Popular fantasy author Brandon Sanderson was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, where he attended Lincoln East High School until 1994. As a senior in high school, he won a SF/Fantasy writing contest held at Andromeda, a genre convention in Lincoln. After graduating from high school, he attended Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, ultimately earning a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. After a brief period in Idaho Falls, ID, he returned to Provo, where he and his family (he married in 2006) current reside.
Sanderson was nominated, in both years of his eligibility, for the John W. Campbell Award for best new science fiction or fantasy author, losing out to John Scalzi (2006) and Naomi Novik (2007). In 2007, following the death of author Robert Jordan (actual name - James Oliver Rigney, Jr.), Sanderson was selected by Jordan's estate and the publisher Tor to be the writer to complete Jordan's final volume in the epic Wheel of Time saga, A Memory of Light. Sanderson and the publisher quickly realized the story could not be concluded in one volume, and agreed to a three-volume conclusion, the first of which, A Memory of Light came out in 2009.
In 2007, Sanderson released his first Young Adult novel, Alcatraz Smedry vs. the Evil Librarians, a humorous fantasy work. That novel has been optioned for a feature film by Dreamworks Animation.
Sanderson has been releasing his most recent work, Warbreaker, on a chapter-by-chapter basis on his web site, under a non-commercial/non-derivative Creative Commons license. Interested readers can download this novel-in-progress for free.
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Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Mistborn Trilogy, vol 1.
Mistborn: The Well of Ascension
The Mistborn Trilogy, vol 2.
Alcatraz Smedry versus the Evil Librarians
A novel for young adults. First in a planned 5-volume series.
Hero of Ages
The Mistborn Trilogy, vol 3.
Alcatraz versus the Scrivener's Bones
A novel for young adults. Second in a planned 5-volume series.
Alcatraz Smedry versus the Knights of Chrystallia
A novel for young adults. Third in a planned 5-volume series.
The Gathering Storm
12th volume in Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series. Brandon Sanderson was chosen by Jordan's publisher to finish Jordan's massive saga after Jordan's death in 2007.
The Way of Kings
Book One of the Stormlight Archive.
The Towers of Midnight
13th volume in Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series. Brandon Sanderson was chosen by Jordan's publisher to finish Jordan's massive saga after Jordan's death in 2007.
Alcatraz versus the Shattered Lens
A novel for young adults. Fourth in a planned 5-volume series.
The first Infinity Blade novel [Available only in eBook format].
The Alloy of Law
A new Mistborn novel.
The Emperor's Soul
A new Elantris novel.
The first Legion book.
A Memory of Light
14th and final volume in Robert Jordan's "Wheel of Time" series. Brandon Sanderson was chosen by Jordan's publisher to finish Jordan's massive saga after Jordan's death in 2007.
The first book in The Rithmatist series.
The second Infinity Blade novel [Available only in eBook format].
The first book in The Reckoners series.
Legion: Skin Deep
The second Legion book.
Words of Radiance
Book Two of the Stormlight Archive.
Legion and the Emperor's Soul
The first Legion collection.
Book Two of the Reckoners series.
Shadows of Self
A new Mistborn novel.
Last updated April 2015 sdc