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Old 12-20-2019, 09:51 AM
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Man, the Cosmere is huge (or Sanderson plans for it to become huge)
Yeah... that list really puts it in perspective. We're barely even a third of the way through the ride.

I'm glad he included the section on needing to collab/outsource some things to make sure the Cosmere is going to be wrapped up in his lifetime. Despite the fact that he's an insanely fast writer, he has so many ideas and pursues so many that my Cosmere back of the napkin projections were starting to make me nervous.
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Yeah... that list really puts it in perspective. We're barely even a third of the way through the ride.

I'm glad he included the section on needing to collab/outsource some things to make sure the Cosmere is going to be wrapped up in his lifetime. Despite the fact that he's an insanely fast writer, he has so many ideas and pursues so many that my Cosmere back of the napkin projections were starting to make me nervous.
Yep, I'm glad he's seeing it as well. While I enjoyed Reckoners and his other diversion stuff, if he doesnt finish the cosmere it will be very sad for us. I'm surprised that the books arent different enough in cosmere to get the refresher he needs. For example. sixth of the dusk type stuff. I'd take lots of in cosmere diversions like that instead.
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Yep, I'm glad he's seeing it as well. While I enjoyed Reckoners and his other diversion stuff, if he doesnt finish the cosmere it will be very sad for us. I'm surprised that the books arent different enough in cosmere to get the refresher he needs. For example. sixth of the dusk type stuff. I'd take lots of in cosmere diversions like that instead.
Yeah, same. Even Wax and Wayne has a very different feel than Stormlight, IMO.
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Sanderson live updated everyone on social media last night in an absurd 13 hour push to finish off Stormlight Archive #4. He finished around 4am, having written 19k words in the final push to get the book finished by the New Year.

https://twitter.com/BrandSanderson/s...56666061905920

https://twitter.com/BrandSanderson/s...59143541563392
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Starsight took me longer to read than I expected, which is odd -- I read Skyward in a weekend.

The end of the book was kinda unsatisfying.
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I just finished Skyward for the first time yesterday and thought it was probably one of the best non-Cosmere stories from him so far. I was the same as you, MightySchoop - couldn't put the thing down, read it in a couple of days.

Now I'm trying to decided if I want to dive right into Starsight or start working through all these books I picked up on Black Friday...
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I'm at about the 60% mark on the Skyward audiobook, having started last Friday. Really enjoying it so far, though there are things about the main character that I find unrealistic and frustrating, but I'm probably just out-of-touch with how people can be.
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I barely remember reading Skyward. I'll probably re-read it and then Starsight this year, but I'm not sure I'm really excited about it. (Stormlight 4 is much more exciting)

I also just checked out White Sands 3 from the library - so i'll finish that. It's been a pretty big let down.
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I just finished Skyward for the first time yesterday and thought it was probably one of the best non-Cosmere stories from him so far. I was the same as you, MightySchoop - couldn't put the thing down, read it in a couple of days.

Now I'm trying to decided if I want to dive right into Starsight or start working through all these books I picked up on Black Friday...
Loved book 1 and book 2. Finished both in 2 days.

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I'm at about the 60% mark on the Skyward audiobook, having started last Friday. Really enjoying it so far, though there are things about the main character that I find unrealistic and frustrating, but I'm probably just out-of-touch with how people can be.
I noticed some also, but dismissed them because it was technically YA.

Very fun read.
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I noticed some also, but dismissed them because it was technically YA.
I've only read two of his so far, both from the Mistborn series. Are all of his books YA? Or are some a little more "mature"? It is probably my only frustration so far -- I don't need tons of sex, blood, gore, etc. but a protagonist who's not a mopey teenager would help a little. Not a criticism, because I still enjoy the books, just curious if some are more "adult" than others.
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