Nebraska Authors

Brandon Sanderson

Born 1975 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Well-known fantasy and science fiction author, Sanderson was born and grew up in Lincoln. His books have won numerous awards and nominations. He won the Hugo Award for best novella in 2013 for The Emperor's Soul. When writer Robert Jordan died in 2007, Sanderson was chosen by that author's widow to finish Jordan's Wheel of Time series.

The bibliography below will be incomplete. To bibliographers, Sanderson may seem either a particular afficionado or possible victim of the science fiction and fantasy genre's liking (now much reinforced by the commercial compulsion of publishers) for putting books in a series, or for announcing a new series (in potential) with the publication of a single work. Alloy of Law (now Mistborn: Alloy of Law) was originally a stand-alone book, but is now the first in a (planned) tetrology, with three works published. Much of Sanderson's short fiction fits into his series.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Orem, UT
Provo, UT
American Fork, UT

Author Of

  • Fiction

Keywords

Fantasy; Science Fiction

Education

High School Diploma, 1994, Lincoln East High School, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English, 2000, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Master of Arts Degree in English, 2004, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Occupation

Author
Professor

Places Worked

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Honors

Nebraska 150 Books honor for The Rithmatist, 2017
Numerous Awards for his books

Bibliography

This is a partial listing:

Elantris. 2005.

Mistborn Original Series:
Mistborn: The Final Empire. 2006.
Mistborn: Well of Ascension. 2007.
Mistborn: Hero of the Ages. 2008.

Mistborn second series AKA Mistborn Second Era, or Wax and Wayne series:
Mistborn: The Alloy of Law. 2011.
Mistborn: Shadows of Self. 2015.
Mistborn: The Bands of Mourning. 2016.
Mistborn: The Lost Metal. 2018.

Alcatraz Series (5 books)
Alcatraz Versus the Scrivener's Bones. 2008.

Stormlight Archive Series:
The Gathering Storm. 2009. (as co-author and successor to the late Robert Jordan)
The Ways of Kings . 2010.
Words of Radiance. 2014.
The Emperor's Soul. 2012. (novella)

Warbreaker. 2009.

Infinity Blade Series (2 books published)
Legion Series (2 books published)
Reckoners Series (Three books and novella published)

The Rithmatist. 2013. (now considered the first in a planned series)

Many shorter works

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