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Feb 15 2013 1:10pm
Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss Duel Through Book Signatures

Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss Duel Through Book Signatures

Patrick Rothfuss posted recently posted a photo comparison on Facebook of dueling book inscriptions between him and fantasy author Brandon Sanderson. The battleground? Sanderson’s Way of Kings and Rothfuss’ Wise Man’s Fear.

Rothfuss launched the first salvo by signing a copy of Wise Man’s Fear with “Perhaps more majestic than Way of Kings.” Sanderson responded with “1000% less sex with random goddesses.” And thus did Rothfuss lay down his sword so the two could hug it out.

[Cuteness via GalleyCat]

13 comments
T C
1. Freelancer
Saw that yesterday. It's remarkable how many people seem to lie in wait for a Pat Rothfuss tweet. Within an hour there's often more than 100 comments, far too many of them telling him to quit playing around and get busy writing.
Debbie Lee
3. dylee10
Ha. Which reminds me, I need to read more Sanderson.
DaddyMa3c
4. DaddyMa3c
Harsh but true! Wish for a verbal poetic debate between the two! Without a doubt my top two favourite authors!!
T C
5. Freelancer
Throw Brent Weeks into the mix, and you get this:

Daniel Goss
6. Beren
From this picture I must posit that Brandon Sanderson and Patrick Rothfuss are only able to sit at the same table if there's an author between them who is utterly terrible in equal proportion to the rest of the talent at the table.

In other words, I don't care for Brent Weeks' body of work. Seems like a nice guy, glad he's able to feed his family doing what he likes, but finishing the Night Angel trilogy (which my sister got me for Christmas) required the same mental / physical effort that it took to get me through the Twilight series. And I only read that one so my wife would stop telling me not to make fun of something I hadn't read.

-Beren
DaddyMa3c
7. Juanito
@6 This comment wins. Yeah, I read the Night Angel Trilogy as a part of an Omnibus, so it was like reading a reeeeally long book that ended with six people singing. And that saves the day. Somehow. [oh yeah, spoilers]

And this is twitter feud is like watching the bearded cool-guy in school who everybody says is SO artistic getting into a feud with the straight-laced student who's hit the NY Times bestseller list six times.
DaddyMa3c
8. hasan20
Its interesting that Science Fiction is so varied an example here.
DaddyMa3c
9. CmdrAdama
Sanderson is no Steven Erikson, but at least he has measurable talent. Rothfuss's books are steaming piles. ^_^
shomnath bayaca
10. adeodadus
@CmdrAdama: well I hope so, since sanderson actually came up with new novel fantasy/fiction powers and world compared to Malazan series(which uses powers that already been written about and described).

cmon, aside from the first 3 books(garden/deadhouse/Ice), the middle books just drags.
DaddyMa3c
11. English Gent
Please get over the whole fanboy thing. These are books and their authors, not Xbox vs Playstation. They are both great authors with interesting and enjoyable worlds. Unless you have some constructive crtisism please keep the bile to a minimum. Thanks
Anthony Pero
12. anthonypero
@CmdrAdama:

You should try working through the Rothsfuss re-read on this site, which is done by Hugo-award winning author Jo Walton. Its amazing what Rothsfuss packs into that story. On the surface, it seems light, and trope-filled. Underneath, its another story entirely.
DaddyMa3c
13. ValAlston
Well I follow all three authors as my main favorites! Particularly; Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive, Brent Weeks's Lightbringer series and Patrick Rothfuss's Kingkiller Chronichles.
Many thanks to all of them, but especially Sanderson for being amazing without all the cussing and sex.

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