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The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies

Feb 6, 2019

Welcome back to Sel! The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies has finally come back to the place where it all began. In this episode, the SICS crew starts their discussion of one of Brandon's shorter novellas, The Emperor's Soul, which takes place on the homeworld of Elantris, in the Rose Empire far to the north of Arelon and Teod. So join us as we discuss such deep topics as "What makes a person... themself?", "Does art belong to its creator once its been made public?", and "Was Emperor Palpatine actually a Hufflepuff!?"


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Stephan Martiniere - Elantris -

Sam Weber - The Mistborn Trilogy -

Chris McGrath - Alloy of Law -

Dan dos Santos - Warbreaker -

Michael Whelan - Words of Radiance and Oathbringer -

David Palumbo - Arcanum Unbounded -


The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies is a biweekly podcast for fans of Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere novels. Bill, Amy, and Jordan discuss Brandon's work and dive a bit too deep into theories and speculation. So put on your aluminum foil hats and join us for the ride as we discuss Brandon's work and your emails, and remember—there's ALWAYS another secret!


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