Patrick Rothfuss is the bestselling author of The Name of the Wind and The Wise Man’s Fear. If you’ll allow us to geek out for a minute, we’ll just briefly say that these are some of the best fantasy novels to come out in the last decade. We know you like Harry Potter and we do too. That gives us reason enough to say there’s a good chance you’ll like The Name of the Wind. We’ll call it our book recommendation for the month, OK?
We’re not only huge fanboys/girls of Pat’s work as a writer, but we also consider him to be a contemporary in the field of fan activism. Pat has created his own non-profit called Worldbuilders and, over the past five years, they’ve united fantasy and sci-fi geeks to raise over 2 million dollars for Heifer International. It’s just further proof that nerds are awesome and we’re on the cusp of creating a global movement to decrease worldsuck.
This is all exciting, but here’s maybe the most exciting part: Patrick Rothfuss has contributed an exclusive perk to our Equality FTW fundraiser! For a $20 donation to the HPA, you can get a collection of essays on subjects ranging from writing and publishing to parenting, love, and even snowman gender identity. These essays, collected from Pat’s personal blog, will be presented to donors as a 20-page digital booklet, accompanied by new illustrations from longtime collaborator Brett Hiorns, and including an exclusive afterword from Patrick Rothfuss.