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The Sandersonian Institute of Cosmere Studies

Sep 13, 2023

There will be tears this week.

We don't want to spoil anything here, so we'll just say this episode centers around the events surrounding Chapter 108 in Rhythm of War—the one titled "Moments." (If you've already read it, you probably know exactly what we mean.)

This was an emotional conversation, and we're excited to...

Aug 30, 2023

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in the eyes of the SICS crew, Katie Payne's art is beautiful! And we're very fortunate, because this week, we got to interview her!

Katie is the talented artist behind the Secret Project bookmarks and a huge fan of the Cosmere. So join us for this interview where we ask her...

Aug 16, 2023

Food, glorious food! The SICS crew has rolled up their sleeves and attempted to cook a couple of recipes from the home planet of Brandon Sanderson's The Stormlight Archive. The recipes we used came from a series of articles that Tor posted, which you can find here:

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Aug 2, 2023

NOTICE: We had some technical difficulties recording this episode, and we ended up having to rely on our backup recording. That recording is, unfortunately, lower quality, so some of the audio levels and quality are a bit off. We hope you still enjoy the discussion, though!

Story time! Specifically, we're discussing...

Jul 19, 2023

Steve from RAFO is here! (Check out his YouTube channel at!)

In this episode, Steve from Read and Find Out joins the SICS crew for a discussion about all the Cosmere connections in Yumi and the Nightmare Painter. It's always a good time with Steve around, and this episode is...