Yesterday, Brandon Sanderson posted his State of the Sanderson 2016: his comprehensive review of the past year of writing projects, including a rundown of future projects planned. It’s a lot for readers to sink their teeth into, from completing the first draft of Oathbringer (book 3 of The Stormlight Archive) to the Writing Excuses cruise to his next YA series, The Apocalypse Guard. (You can check out some concept art and character designs above.) Check out the entire State of the Sanderson to find out what 2017 has in store.
This morning’s publishing roundup also looks ahead to 2017 with free comic books, while reflecting on the books that got us through this year.
- Sad news: AdWeek is closing the book on GalleyCat.
- Book View Café shares notes and impressions from the 2016 Tiptree Symposium celebrating the work of Ursula K. Le Guin.
- Meet the 92-year-old woman who helped Boston recognize Edgar Allan Poe.
- George R.R. Martin shared the cover for the graphic novel adaptation of his Dunk & Egg novella, The Mystery Knight:
- Free Comic Book Day may not be happening until May, but here are the titles you’ll be able to nab.
- Mary Robinette Kowal is bringing Alastair Reynolds’ Diamond Dogs to the stage… with puppets.
- Philip Pullman and Ava DuVernay are among the writers, directors, actors, artists, diplomats, and more who shared the books that accompanied them through 2016.