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  • 1

    Interview: Oct 15th, 2010

    17th Shard

    Just in general, how is Stormlight Archive related to the rest of the cosmere? Or can you say?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I will tell you that one of the novels I skipped is actually set in the same solar system.

    17th Shard

    Oh...so this is the series that that book shares.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, this is the series that the book shares that I skipped. I was planning to do it first, but now was the time to do the Stormlight Archive. So you will eventually see a book set on a planet in the same solar system. You could just pick out in the sky of Roshar if you were watching when ..., and it may even get mentioned because it's a fairly close planet.

    17th Shard

    Is that on Divine Silence?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Silence Divine happens there.

    17th Shard

    What is the name of that planet?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Hmm...should I tell you?

    17th Shard

    Yes!

    Brandon Sanderson

    Oh, Peter says no.

    17th Shard

    (laughter)

    Brandon Sanderson

    You got PAFO'd.

    17th Shard

    (laughter continues) Go ask Peter and find out.

    Brandon Sanderson

    No, it's like, Peter and not find out.

    17th Shard

    (still laughing) PANFO.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, PANFO'd, Peter and not find out. Good.

    17th Shard

    (more laughter) We just won't leave.

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yeah, so, I will tell you the name of that planet once it is out like I've told you the rest of them.

    17th Shard

    Ok, fair enough.

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  • 2

    Interview: Mar 21st, 2014

    Leiyan

    Can you tell me the order of the three planets in the solar system?

    Brandon Sanderson

    No.

    Leiyan

    Because I know Braize is the third one, I've heard that, is that true?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I'm staying closed-lipped about a lot of this.

    Leiyan

    Can you tell me which is the most massive moon [of Roshar]? Not the biggest, but the most massive.

    Brandon Sanderson

    I think the biggest is the most massive. All three moons are much closer than our moon is.

    Leiyan

    And so is that Nomon?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes.

    Leiyan

    How big is Nomon on the night sky, like compared to our moon?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Larger than our moon, but not dominating of the sky. [...] I do believe Nomon is bigger, but I had to have Peter run those calculations, so he may come back and say no Brandon, that's not possible, but I do believe it's bigger than our moon in the sky. You're supposed to be able to see moderately well by Nomon.

    Leiyan

    So I had some things I figured out, I just wanted to know if they're true or not. So I have that the orbits of the moons would precess so that the farthest point is always pointing towards the sun.

    Brandon Sanderson

    So, one more time.

    Leiyan

    [uses diagram to explain the question]

    Brandon Sanderson

    So, we have figured all this out. It's in the wiki--so me just saying--it's not in the wiki that you can find. I would need to go compare this. All the calculations on things like this--this is stuff where I sat down with Peter, who knows much more astronomy than me and said "here's what I want" and he's like "well it has to be this" and I put that in.

    Leiyan

    Do you know, do the moons orbit the opposite direction to Roshar's rotation?

    Brandon Sanderson

    I believe they do but I'm not 100% sure.

    Leiyan

    There's no eclipses as far as I can tell, so the plane of the orbit must be strongly inclined, 'cause there'd be an eclipse every day if there were eclipses-

    Brandon Sanderson

    We had to fudge that because as you said, if there were any it'd be all the time.

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  • 3

    Interview: Sep 24th, 2013

    Question

    Do you spend a lot of time on google when you don't know something? Like distances?

    Brandon Sanderson

    Yes, well I used to. Now I can just write in my manuscript "Peter find the answer to this" and I'll just let it go. He's my assistant so when he does his readthrough afterwards he's like "oh great" and he'll do all the research for me.

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