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Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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I went to preorder this based on the sample chapters and Amazon recommended I also get this. I had honestly given up hope that Rothfuss would finish that series.

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Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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bowmore posted:

They should at least release an ebook. Maybe I can get my girlfriend to buy it for me. :frogc00l:

Based on some of their previous stuff, it'll take anywhere from six months to a year to get the novella into ebook format. That's assuming they don't do a second printing, which is actually quite likely given how popular this will be.

As for another print edition... Perhaps when/if (when) Sanderson has written enough short stories to warrant a collection. That's how Backup by Jim Butcher managed to get reprinted.

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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Kreeblah posted:

Yeah, they do stuff like this (just got the third one a couple days ago):



My copy of the third arrived today. Unfortunately I'm out of town so I won't be able to see it until Saturday. It's nice to see another SubPress collector in the Book Barn, I thought I was the only one :v:.

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So is this like a status symbol kind of thing? Do they only choose very select authors?

Yes and no, but mostly yes. They have a quarterly(?) magazine that I believe anyone can submit stuff to, and if you get published in that enough, your chances of getting them to publish a collection of your stuff, or a novella, goes up dramatically.

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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thecallahan posted:

I'd love to get the Abercrombie books but only the third is in stock, not just going to buy one of the trilogy after all. I'll keep my out eye out though for any Locke Lamora or Sanderson releases.

Well you're too late for the Lynch books. But Legion is the first Sanderson offering by SubPress.

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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Kreeblah posted:

Probably because book two (of a planned series of seven) came out five years ago and there's no sign of the next one.

The next one should be out this year.

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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Velius posted:

The author is having serious personal issues. It's been 'coming out this year' for like 3 years. It's unfortunate, but given what's going on I wouldn't recommend them if you want a completed story. Also the first book is significantly better than the second, or at least dramatically different in setting/tone.

I'm aware of Lynch's depression. I'm also aware that he's made a lot of progress with getting it under control and that he stated he would not even talk about the next book until he was quite certain it was ready (or nearly so), and his page now indicates it will be out this year.

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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Cartoon Man posted:

It would be a shame to refuse to read any his books just because of his religion.

I don't think that's what ImpAtom and others were saying. The easiest comparison to make is between Sanderson and Orson Scott Card, since both are Mormon. Sanderson at least tries to reconcile his beliefs with reality. Card uses his beliefs as an excuse to hate gay people. As a result, I'll give Sanderson the benefit of the doubt and still buy and read his books, while I refuse to read or purchase anything written by Card, and I absolutely will not recommend him to anyone (in fact I actively discourage people from reading his books).

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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404GoonNotFound posted:

I actively regret buying Shadow Complex after learning that Card wrote the story and what Empire was about :eng99:

I have a small stack of Ender books that are just gathering dust. I won't trade them in to a used book store, I won't give them away or throw them away, and I can't bring myself to burn any book, now matter how terrible it or the author may be. My wife sometimes fussed about them (my bookshelves are already overflowing), but it's the principle, drat it.

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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Anyone going to Dragon*Con? Sanderson is doing the official launch of Legion there, though he won't be numbering copies since there's already a numbered edition.

He's also going to be reading a new excerpt from A Memory of Light if that's more your thing.

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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Sanderson is a subtle troll; he's been walking around Dragon*Con with a copy of AMOL.

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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Though it nearly killed me, I got Brandon to sign all the books I brought to Dragon*Con. I was also pleasantly surprised to find Dan Dos Santos, the artist that did Warbreaker's cover, down in the artist area, so I got his signature, too. And I managed to get one of the last few copies of the Infinity Blade novella Brandon had printed up for cons this year.

And because it gets brought up somewhat frequently either here or in the Butcher thread, Brandon said he barely knows Jim, having only meet him briefly three times, so don't hold your breath for a collaboration any time soon.

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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This Post Sucks posted:

Legion was very good. I'd love to see a full sized novel continued from it.

I was just coming to post this. I really hope he does a followup.

Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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Brandon Sanderson posted:

Just finished the first chapter of Stormlight 2. (Sequel to The Way of Kings.) Putting up the % bar on my website.

Just thought I'd share.

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Ornamented Death
Jan 25, 2006

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Xenix posted:

The two one star reviews for Legion on Amazon are hilarious. Do people seriously not do any research and just throw their money at things they know nothing about?

I really can't stand people that give books one-star ratings based on the price. I know it ultimately doesn't do anything because Amazon is terrible, but I always hit the report button when I see them.

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