Perfect State

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Perfect State
Perfect State Cover Art.jpg
by J.P. Targete
Setting Standalone
Released March 31, 2015
Publisher Dragonsteel Entertainment

Perfect State is a non-cosmere novella by Brandon Sanderson.[1][2]

Publisher's Description[edit]

God-Emperor Kairominas is lord of all he surveys. He has defeated all foes, has united the entire world beneath his rule, and has mastered the arcane arts. He spends his time sparring with his nemesis, who keeps trying to invade Kai's world.

Except for today. Today, Kai has to go on a date.

Forces have conspired to require him to meet with his equal—a woman from another world who has achieved just as much as he has. What happens when the most important man in the world is forced to have dinner with the most important woman in the world?

Characters[edit]

Kairominas
The ruling Liveborn of fantastical State of Alornia, capable of a magic known as Lancing in his State.
Sophie
A Liveborn ruler of an unknown State, sent out to become Kai's date. Later, we discover that Sophie is in fact not what she seems.
Melhi
A hacker and the enemy of Kai; Melhi was offended after he refused to fight her. She has since been hacking into his security and sending robots to his State.
Shale
A Machineborn knight, and Kai's closest friend. The two of them fought many battles in the past together.
Besk
Another Machineborn, Besk is Kai's advisor, and the two of them can talk telepathically.

Behind the Scenes[edit]

Brandon wrote the original draft of Perfect State in the summer of 2011. It went through his writing group during the late fall of 2012. Brandon then sat on it because there was something wrong with it but he could not tell what it was.[Citation needed] In December 2014 he revisited the story, revising it and expanding it over the course of a week.[3]

Perfect State will be bundled together with Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell in a hardcover edition for the 2015 Con Exclusive.[4]

Awards[edit]

  • Fantasy Stabby Award for Best Short Fiction of 2015.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. Mention of Perfect State readings
    Brandon's website - 2015-01-06
  2. Perfect State
    Brandon's website - 2015-03-24
  3. Peter on Perfect State
    — Reddit - 2015-03-21
  4. Peter on the 2015 Con Exclusive
    — Reddit - 2015-03-22
  5. 2015 Stabby Awards Results Announcement
    — Reddit - 2016-01-09
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