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The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies

Jan 1, 2020


Happy New Year to all, but perhaps more importantly, Happy Koloss Head-Munching Day! On December 19, Brandon Sanderson posted his annual State of the Sanderson blog post, and we're here to talk about every little bit of it! Plus, in BrandonWatch 2019, we check in on Brandon's social media as, during the recording of this episode, he was in the middle of a 12-hour writing marathon to complete the first draft of Stormlight 4! (Apparently he experiences the Brandon Avalanche the same way we do!) So join us for a packed episode at year's end, because we're excited to share it all with you!


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We'd like to thank the following artists for granting us permission to use their artwork in our opening video. Be sure to check out their websites!

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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