The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds

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Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds , is #1 New York Times bestselling author Brandon Sanderson's novella collection of science fiction thrillers that will make you question reality--including a never-before-published story.

Stephen Leeds is perfectly sane. It's 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 people--Stephen calls them aspects--to 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.

His 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 property--a camera that can allegedly take pictures of the past--Stephen finds himself in an adventure crossing oceans and fighting terrorists. What he discovers may upend the foundation of three major world religions--and, perhaps, give him a vital clue into the true nature of his aspects.

Legion: The Many Lives of Stephen Leeds includes Legion , Legion: Skin Deep and the brand new, shocking finale to Leeds' story, Lies of the Beholder.

Publisher: New York, NY :, Tor,, 2018.
ISBN: 9781250297792
Characteristics: 352 pages
Additional Contributors: Sanderson, Brandon
Alternative Title: Many lives of Stephen Leeds


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Feb 04, 2020

Absolutely liked it. The way that Brandon Sanderson tries to break through the existing boundaries between reality & fiction, in addition to Fantasy & Science Fiction (if they can be seen as actual boundaries) is always interesting and innovatively instructive at times.

ArapahoeTiegan Jun 20, 2019

The premise of these novellas is so intriguing. What could someone with schizophrenic hallucinations be capable of if they could create hallucinations with special knowledge and skills that could help the person navigate life? Sounds amazing, right? For that reason, I wanted more more more. Which caused me to rate 3 stars, because there just wasn't enough for me, and the stories were so simplistic and could have been so much better if taken farther. I do think this premise will spark some very deep conversations, though.

Dec 07, 2018

recommended by Amber at SeattleMysteryBookshop https://mysteryish.wordpress.com/2018/12/01/december-newzine/

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