Fantasy author Brandon Sanderson was born in Nebraska on December 19, 1975. His published novels include Elantris (2005), the YA novel Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians (2007), and the three-part Mistborn series, consisting of Mistborn (2006), The Well of Ascension (2007), and The Hero of Ages (2008).
Following the death of Robert Jordan in 2007, Jordan's wife and editor Harriet McDougal recruited Sanderson to finish Jordan's epic multi-volume fantasy series The Wheel of Time from Jordan's extensive drafts and notes. The Gathering Storm, Towers of Midnight and A Memory of Light, by Jordan and Sanderson, form the epic conclusion of the beloved fantasy saga.
Since then, Sanderson has written numerous novels, including the first volumes in the Stormlight Archive: The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance.
"Firstborn" is Brandon Sanderson's first published work of science fiction.