Cover to Cover #174: Brandon Sanderson / Steve Alten

ElantrisShow Notes
Elantris by Brandon Sanderson.
The Loch by Steve Alten.

First up this week is Brandon Sanderson talking about his book, Elantris. A richly written world, with a city filled with God-like inhabitants.

After that, Steve Alten takes us into the paranormal with The Loch, Yes, we are talking the Loch Ness Monster, and no, we are not taking over Art Bell's job.

The Draco-Vista Studio receives many new books each week. So, we just have to tell you about them.

We have revived the Feed The Dragon segment. Listen in to see who gets tossed to the beast this week.


  1. Hi Michael, Evo and Kickass Mystic Ninjas!

    I have been loving the show, but I would love it more if you would beef up the show notes a little bit by listing the titles and authors that you gloss over in the Library segment. It would help me a lot, and it would help the authors get a firm sale when a title grabs my attention. Thanks!

    Karin Rosner
    New York City

  2. I hope GreenPeace felt the full force of the dragon. Between the tree hugging hippies and the NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) brigade it is surprising we (the "humanity" we) make any industrial progress these days.

  3. Karin,
    The segment is called The Library because we talk about all the books in our library section. Scroll down the main page and look to your left. All the books we talk about in the show are listed there, with full links to Amazon to buy.
    (And don't forget to tell us about any that you have read. We also have a comment section on each title.)

  4. Or we could just put a link to the Library in the show notes. That way we've made the link more visible, pushing more traffic to that page by making it easier on our listeners to get there. Thoughts?

  5. Yes.

  6. Michael,

    If you put the link in the show notes, will that make more work for you? If it won't, then don't bother. As a pseudo-Terra-ist, I'm all for whatever will make more work for ya.

    Was I mistaken, or did I hear Robert Jordan doing a promo? Does this mean he's come out of hiding to promote a new book... like the next one in his @(&#(*&^$ series?!

  7. I've been looking for a new, well-written fantasy book (other than Charles DeLint) and I think that Brandon Sanderson's book is going to fit the bill. It's next on my list of guilty-pleasure buying. Thanks for the find, guys!