January's Fantasy (Morning Session) - The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson

Please join us as we discuss The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson. Over the last several years, Sanderson has shown a meteoric rise to prominence as one of the best writers in the fantasy genre, winning the David Gemmell Legend award (and being nominated an additional 5 times). His other works include Elantris, the Mistborn trilogy, the final 3 books of Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time and The Way of Kings, the first book in Sanderson's epic 10-part Stormlight Archive series. The Alloy of Law is a follow-on novel to the amazing Mistborn series, set 300 years later in the manner of a steampunk western adventure. Although the novel will be followed by additional sequels, the story stands alone very well. The book is a fairly quick read, at about 336 pages.

Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. Please note that this is our smaller morning session (our afternoon session can be found here). Additionally, there will not be an automatic reminder e-mail for this event, so please add it to your calendar if attending. If enough space opens up in the afternoon session, or if there isn't sufficient interest for our morning session, we may consolidate both sessions into the afternoon timeslot.

From Amazon:

In the three hundred years since the events of the Mistborn trilogy, science and technology have marched on. Scadrial is now on the verge of modernity, with railroads, electric lighting, and even the first steel-framed skyscrapers racing for the clouds.

Yet even with these advances, the magics of Allomancy and Feruchemy continue to play a role in this reborn world. Out in the frontier lands known as the Roughs, they are crucial tools for those attempting to establish order and justice.

One is Waxillium Ladrian, a rare Twinborn who can Push on metals with his Allomancy and use Feruchemy to become lighter or heavier at will. After twenty years in the Roughs, Wax must now put away his guns and assume the duties incumbent upon the head of a noble house—until he learns the hard way that the mansions and elegant tree-lined streets of the city can be even more dangerous than the dusty plains of the Roughs.

Part Sherlock Holmes, Part X-Men, this exciting stand-alone adventure is full of close shaves, shootouts, and witty banter.”  — Publishers Weekly

*Since missing one of these meetups is taking a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. For book discussions, 3 no-shows in a rolling 3-month period will prohibit you from attending any other book discussion for 2 months after your last no-show. In order to avoid a no-show, please update your RSVP no later than 10pm the night before a discussion. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

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  • Vijay

    It was really great to have so many new members join us on Sunday! Hope to see you all again soon at a book discussion, or our anime night or karaoke party!

    January 15, 2013

  • Rossi

    A very diverse, fun group - I had a blast for my first meetup with this group!

    January 14, 2013

  • Gwen H.

    Great group, great discussion. I really enjoyed my first meetup with you.

    January 14, 2013

  • Vijay

    I forgot to mention that we're in the last few days of our Worldbuilders 2012 Charity Drive. It's a really great cause and a chance to win thousands of amazing prizes (good chance too; many of us won something last year). We're $340 away from hitting our goal, so we could really use your help! You can read all about it on our meetup site (click the top event) and you can donate here:

    http://teamheifer.heifer.org/SFFBookClub/

    January 13, 2013

  • Kent

    Had a great time...marvelous comments by so many, with greatly diverse perspectives...and glad to see new member just jump right in and contribute!!!

    1 · January 13, 2013

    • Jeremy D. H.

      That is one of the best aspects about this group. Diverse membership and welcoming open atmosphere. It is why I'm hooked to it b

      January 13, 2013

  • Vijay

    Hi everyone! Hope you're all excited for Sunday's discussion. I wanted to remind you to please update your RSVP if you can no longer make it to avoid any no-show penalties. Also, and this is important, we'll be in the larger private room in the back instead of the small one to the side. See you soon!

    January 10, 2013

  • Vijay

    For anyone who enjoyed the novel, you may want to check out this free short story by the author (one of his only forays into science fiction): http://www.meetup.com/SFFBookClub/messages/boards/thread/10664026/0#[masked]

    January 7, 2013

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