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  • 1

    Interview: 2013

    Brandon Sanderson (9 January 2013)

    So . . . While the plane was landing, I had a great idea for fixing Death By Pizza, a novel I abandoned a few years ago. NOT RIGHT NOW, BRAIN.

    Peter Ahlstrom


    Brandon Sanderson

    Lol. Have you even read that one?

    Peter Ahlstrom

    No. But I wanted to react anyway.


    You and your ideas on planes! Isn't that how Legion got started?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, traveling does that to me. Mistborn started while I was driving on a road trip.

    Priscilla Anderson

    Given I don't know anything about you besides the fact that you're a ridiculously talented writer, that title and you don't seem in-sync.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Heh. It was one of my "breather projects." Stories I free-write (rather than planning in detail) between larger books.


  • 2

    Interview: Oct 14th, 2013


    What was the inspiration for the necromancer pizza delivery story?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Death by Pizza. I came up with laws of necromancy that I thought would be super cool and I tried to find a book that would fit it. And, that book was fun, but bad. The rules were that necromancy is someone that has been killed and returned to life and each time they return they are more powerful. So a guy who has died five times and got more powerful throughout the course of a novel is a cool archetype that I thought would be a fun thing. So, it's like at the end of the novel, "I need more power, so do I die and get it? Or, not" and things like this. It was a cool concept and even with a mash-up with an urban fantasy world, the world was not built enough so that in the end it was like he was running around an empty city not one populated with as much mythology and wonder and storybook as I wanted an so I eventually said it isn't working and maybe Iíll pick it up again another time.