Brandon Sanderson bibliography

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This is the bibliography of American fantasy and science fiction writer Brandon Sanderson.

The Cosmere[edit]

Sanderson writes many of his works in an overarching universe known as the Cosmere with series tending to be on different planets within that universe. The works, especially the magic systems within them, are often subtly connected and some characters appear across the various series.[1]

Aether of Night series[edit]

Announced with very few details. "Seeds" of the story are in multiple other Cosmere books.[2]

Dragonsteel series[edit]

This story (the story of the shattering of Adonalsium, as told by Hoid) is next-to-last in Sanderson's sequence of Cosmere novels (though it is first chronologically). It will probably be released once Stormlight volume 10 is done.[2]

Elantris series[edit]

Elantris short works[edit]

First of the Sun series[edit]

No novels have been announced in this series.

Mistborn series[edit]

In addition to the original trilogy and the Wax and Wayne series, there are at least two other trilogies planned in the Mistborn series.[3][4]

Original trilogy[edit]

Wax and Wayne series[edit]

Also called "Era Two" of the Mistborn series.[2] Alloy of Law was originally a standalone work, but became part of a tetralogy.[3][4]

Mistborn novella[edit]

Silverlight series[edit]

There is a planned novella, but no details have yet been released.[2]

The Stormlight Archive[edit]

Ten books are planned in this series in two five-book cycles.

Stormlight novellas[edit]

Threnody series[edit]

At least one novel is planned, though no specific details have been announced.[2]

Threnody novella[edit]

Warbreaker series[edit]

White Sand graphic novel series[edit]

White Sand is set on Taldain where there are Daysiders and Darksiders who harness arcane powers to manipulate sand. The writer is Rik Hoskin and the artist is Julius Gopez with colors by Ross Campbell.[19] The works are based on an original manuscript by Sanderson.[20]

Cosmere standalone novella[edit]

  • Silence Divine (working title, forthcoming), set in the Shardworld Ashyn, in the Greater Rosharan solar system (novella)[3]

Cosmere short work collections[edit]

Other works[edit]

Alcatraz series[edit]

Adamant series[edit]

This is an "epic science fiction space opera" series released every other month as serial novellas. Sanderson plans to write four of the six and have co-authors for the other two. No release dates have been announced.[2]

Dark One series[edit]

A series about a boy who learns he is destined to destroy the world. The series was announced in December 2014, but no information on number of volumes or release dates were included.[3] The Dark One series was originally set in the Cosmere but it got 'pulled out'.[21]

Infinity Blade series[edit]

These works are based on the action role-playing iOS video game Infinity Blade, developed by Chair Entertainment and Epic Games.

Legion series[edit]

The Reckoners series[edit]

The Reckoners novella[edit]

Apocalypse Guard series[edit]

The Apocalypse Guard trilogy, "set in a world parallel to that of the Reckoners [trilogy]", was announced on March 1, 2016.[26] The outlining for the series was nearing completion at the end of December 2016.[2] The project was put on hold in November 2017.[27] On February 20, 2018, Dan Wells tweeted that he would be co-writing the series with Sanderson.[28]

Rithmatist series[edit]

Skyward series[edit]

  • Skyward (November 6, 2018)[30]

In a blogpost on his website, Sanderson revealed Skyward is the continuity of something he has written before, but more was not officially stated.[31]

Standalone short works[edit]

This includes standalone short stories, novelettes, and novellas.

Collaborative works[edit]

The Wheel of Time[edit]

The books below are the final books of the Wheel of Time series originally written by Robert Jordan, who died before being able to finish his series. Sanderson was chosen by Harriet McDougal, widow and editor for Robert Jordan, to finish the series according to the notes left behind by her husband. Sanderson has the same publisher for most of his works, Tor Books, as the Wheel of Time series.[40]

A short story set in the world of Wheel of Time was released in 2013:


  1. ^ "Let's talk about Brandon Sanderson's Cosmere". Retrieved 1 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Sanderson, Brandon (December 19, 2016). "State of the Sanderson 2016". Archived from the original on December 19, 2016. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Sanderson, Brandon (December 18, 2014). "State of the Sanderson: December 2014". Dragonsteel Entertainment. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Sanderson, Brandon. "State of the Sanderson 2015". Retrieved January 26, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Brandon Sanderson: The Hope of Elantris". Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Brandon Sanderson: The Emperors Soul". Retrieved July 29, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Introducing the Writing Excuses Anthology!". Dragonsteel Entertainment. June 30, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mistborn: Shadows of Self". Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Tor Acquires Two More Mistborn Novels from Brandon Sanderson". Tor. Retrieved 2013-10-29. 
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  11. ^ "Secret History". 
  12. ^ a b Sanderson, Brandon (February 28, 2013). "The Rithmatist". Tor Books. 
  13. ^ a b "Another Long-Winded Explanation of Various Things". Retrieved May 9, 2009. 
  14. ^ "Brandon Sanderson Blog: DONE". July 7, 2009. 
  15. ^ "Announcing the Words of Radiance Brandon Sanderson Book Tour". January 29, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Brandon Sanderson Has Completed the First Draft of Oathbringer, Book 3 of The Stormlight Archive". Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  17. ^ "Announcing Brandon Sanderson's Arcanum Unbounded, Coming November 2016". Tor. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
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  19. ^ "BRANDON SANDERSON's Fantasy Epic Comes To Comic Books With WHITE SAND Preview". Newsarama. April 26, 2016. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  20. ^ Sanderson, Brandon (May 30, 2014). "Hugo Voter Packet with The Wheel of Time, Convention Deadlines, White Sand Graphic Novels". Dragonsteel Entertainment. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
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  23. ^ "Delacorte Press Acquires Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson". June 13, 2012. Retrieved June 14, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Firefight (Reckoners)". Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Calamity by Brandon Sanderson". Retrieved January 27, 2015. 
  26. ^ Lough, Chris (March 1, 2016). "Brandon Sanderson Announces New Apocalypse Guard Book Trilogy". 
  27. ^ Jackson, Frannie (November 2, 2017). "Exclusive: Brandon Sanderson Pulls The Apocalypse Guard Release, Gives Update About Mystery Project". Paste Magazine. Archived from the original on November 14, 2017. Retrieved November 14, 2017. 
  28. ^ Wells, Dan (February 20, 2018). "If you missed the news: @BrandSanderson and I are cowriting a YA series! It's called The Apocalypse Guard, and it's kind of a SF/fantasy hybrid, and it's awesome". Twitter. Archived from the original on February 23, 2018. Retrieved February 23, 2018. 
  29. ^ Sanderson, Brandon. "Q&A with Brandon Sanderson". 17th Shard. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
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  32. ^ "Centrifugal". 
  33. ^ Sanderson, Brandon (December 17, 2008). "Firstborn by Brandon Sanderson". Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  34. ^ "Defending Elysium". Dragonsteel Entertainment. Retrieved December 21, 2014. 
  35. ^ "Heuristic Algorithm and Reasoning Response Engine". Dragonsteel Entertainment. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  36. ^ "I Hate Dragons". 
  37. ^ "Games Creatures Play is out this week!". Dragonsteel Entertainment. April 3, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014. 
  38. ^ "New novella: Perfect State". 
  39. ^ Snapshot is out February 17, 2017
  40. ^ Jones, Alexis (January 6, 2013). "Utah author Brandon Sanderson set to release final installment of much-loved Wheel of Time series". Deseret News. 
  41. ^ "Tor Fall 2010 Hardcovers and Trade Paperbacks" (PDF). 
  42. ^ "River of Souls". Dragonsteel Entertainment. Retrieved December 19, 2014.