Introduction by Brandon
LEGION is a novella I wrote on the flight home from France in the summer of 2011. It came from an idea I'd been kicking around in my head for a few months, and the time seemed right to explore it on paper.
As it turned out very well, I sent it out to my agent—and we had a Hollywood option by the end of the year. Immediately, readers started to ask when they would see it. The thing is, it wasn't long enough for me to do as a full Tor release, and I didn't have time (while working on A MEMORY OF LIGHT) to expand it to something longer.
The solution was to do a Subterranean Press edition. They do fantastic collector's editions of books and novellas, and I had been wanting to work with them for a while. (Peter Brett, for example, spoke in high praise of what they did with on of his novellas.) There are two versions, the $20 trade hardcover you can get at the links to the right, and a $45 special leatherbound edition you can get only directly from Subterranean Press.
This story is a modern-day thriller/mystery with some science fiction undertones. It's about 18,000 words, and I will do an ebook release of it (priced at a couple of bucks) around the same time as the Subterranean version.
Anyway, hope you enjoy it! It's due out at the end of August.
From the Back of the Book
Stephen Leeds, AKA "Legion," is a man whose unique mental condition allows him to generate a multitude of personae: hallucinatory entities with a wide variety of personal characteristics and a vast array of highly specialized skills. As the story begins, Leeds and his "aspects" are drawn into the search for the missing Balubal Razon, inventor of a camera whose astonishing properties could alter our understanding of human history and change the very structure of society. The action ranges from the familiar environs of America to the ancient, divided city of Jerusalem. Along the way, Sanderson touches on a formidable assortment of complex questions: the nature of time, the mysteries of the human mind, the potential uses of technology, and the volatile connection between politics and faith. Resonant, intelligent, and thoroughly absorbing, Legion is a provocative entertainment from a writer of great originality and seemingly limitless gifts.
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