Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. Its his hallucinations who are mad.A genius of unrivaled aptitude, Stephen can learn any new skill, vocation, or art in a matter of hours. However, to contain all of this, his mind creates hallucinatory peopleStephen calls them aspectsto hold and manifest the information. Wherever he goes, he is joined by a team of imaginary experts to give advice, interpretation, and explanation. He uses them to solve problems for a price.Stephens brain is getting a little crowded and the aspects have a tendency of taking on lives of their own. When a company hires him to recover stolen propertya camera that can allegedly take pictures of the pastStephen finds himself in an adventure crossing oceans and fighting terrorists. What he discovers may upend the foundation of three major world religionsand, perhaps, give him a vital clue into the true nature of his aspects.This fall, Tor Books will publish Brandon Sandersons Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds. The collec...
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Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds Reviews
This collection is awesome. I really like how Sanderson turned schizophrenia into a superpower. I also really liked learning the “rules” that went along with the hallucinations, and the science behind everything. Another win for Sanderson.
A typically over-the-top Sanderson premise: a man hallucinates, and knows that he hallucinates, other people who possess knowledge and skills that he does not have conscious access to. He's perfectly sane; but his "aspects" have all kinds of psychological problems.
The author hints pretty clearly in his introduction that this is based on his own experience as an author - that his own characters help to keep him sane, by being safe carriers of his issues, as well as being able to do things that h ...more
I was SO excited to see a wrap-up to this trilogy of SF novellas by Brandon Sanderson! Review first posted on Fantasy Literature:
Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds is set of three interlocking science fiction/mystery novellas, with the detective role played by schizophrenic genius Stephen Leeds and his legion of hallucinatory alter egos or “aspects,” as he prefers to refer to them. The first two previously published novellas, “Legion” and “Legion: Skin Deep,” are now published together for ...more
This is a pretty solid novella. I have a hard time really enjoying the shorter format of a novella as even a succinct story always seems to lack the quick punchy satisfaction of a short story while not providing the draw of a longer more extensive treatment of the characters and premise. Of the novellas I've read however, this is probably one of the best ones and in some ways overcomes those qualms. As I've come to expect from Sanderson, the premise is comprehendible but interesting with a lot o ...more
This book was a compilation volume containing all three of Sanderson's Stephen Leeds novellas. I'll mainly focus on giving my thoughts on the newly released third novella, Lies of the Beholder, as I've already shared my thoughts on the other two in previous reviews.
I did reread both Legion and Skin Deep before starting Lies of the Beholder and enjoyed them both. I liked Legion just as much the second (or third) time around. It is a fantastic introduction into the crazy world of Stephen Leeds! W ...more
NetGalley provided a Preview ARC for this book. This collection will be released in September and will include the science fiction novellas Legion and Legion: Skin Deep, published together for the first time, as well as a brand new Stephen Leeds novella, Lies of the Beholder.
Another hit by the brilliant write Brandon Sanderson!
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 persona ...more
My friends says it's a bittersweet ending. But I'm just bitter 😂 I'm like 80% bitter about it and 20% happy for Stephen. Kinda. Okay, fine. Make it like 99% bitter 😂
I loved this because the topic was so awesome. My words can't even bring it to justice. Sanderson is really a great writer. I love the concept of this so much because human brain is so fascinating. The character development of this novellas are really superb. It's sad that these series are just novellas and not his full blown novel i ...more
Full review to come as soon as i have a spare minute...
But this an all-star fiction. This is my THE best favourite Sanderson’s book. I like better than Mistborn. Better than Emperor’s Soul. Better than anything else he wrote.
Loved it from the first page and to the last. Pure reading pleasure 🤓