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The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies

May 25, 2022

Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive is more than just the words on a page. He also included several pieces of art by incredible artists like Isaac Stewart, Ben McSweeney, and Dan dos Santos, all of which work together to fill out the world of Roshar and hide clues about things that are happening in the...

May 11, 2022

We've already discussed Sanderson's first two Laws of Magic, and it's time to discuss the final one: "Expand what you already have before you add something new."

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Apr 27, 2022

Five books. Five prologues. Five perspectives. One dark night. In this episode, the SICS crew discusses just what happened on the night a king was brought down by the Assassin in White.


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Apr 13, 2022

Spoilers, spoilers, and more spoilers! In this episode, the Bill, Jordan, and Amy discuss Secret Project #4 from Brandon Sanderson's now-infamous Kickstarter campaign. And that's all we're going to say about it here.

*Our apologies for the low-quality recording. We had technical difficulties and had to fall back on a...

Apr 6, 2022

Brandon Sanderson keeps surprising us with bonus content, so the Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies, of course, had to follow suit! In this bonus episode, the SICS crew discusses the new prologue to Stormlight Book #5, which Brandon released unexpectedly on the last day of his historic Kickstarter. So what did we...