The bookstore Waterstones Deansgate located in Manchester, UK, is advertising an evening discussion with the three authors moderated by fellow author Elizabeth Bear on Monday, September 19, 2016. They are celebrating the 10th-anniversary editions of their first books!
Get in touch with us if you get a chance to be there!
Joshua Soule, Senior Librarian at the New York Public Library’s Spuyten Duyvil branch, published a list of recommended books based on favorite Game of Thrones characters. If you like Petyr Baelish’s conniving, Locke Lamora is for you!
Who hasn’t found themselves rooting for Lord Littlefinger, even just a little? Devious, wily, cunning, diabolical are all adjectives for our favorite Westerosian bad boy. They also describe the protagonist of Scott Lynch’s Gentlemen Bastards [sic] series, Locke Lamora. Locke is raised as a supreme con artist by Father Chains, set on a path to balance the scales of life against the wealthy and powerful. He is Baelish with morals and loyalty to his friends.
Geek Bomb‘s latest “Book Club” video chat was dedicated to The Lies of Locke Lamora and featured Scott as well as friends from over at ‘Thieves Prosper’. Scott discusses the making of the first opus, gives a quick update about the progress of The Thorn of Emberlain (might be finished in the next couple of months!), talks titles (#6 may change…), and drops hints about the Sanzas’ sexual preferences!
A 2006 interview of Scott Lynch by Jay Tomio has recently resurfaced. We are so grateful to Jay for posting this goodies-filled discussion since we thought it was lost in digital space… It has long been featured on our ‘Scott Lynch’ page but the link became obsolete at some point. It would have been a shame to lose such a wonderful piece of Lynchiana. Among other exciting topics: The Conscience of the Storm, Scott Lynch’s urban fantasy project! This even prompted Scott to comment on Tumblr!
The salient part for some of you out there is this: THE CONSCIENCE OF THE STORM is still coming. Dremagne and Alex are still in my head, waiting for their spotlights. There are several more immediate projects to which I owe practical and contractual fidelity. And I will not talk about TCOTS, at all, other than this note, until it is time to -really- talk about it, if you know what I mean.
This is a good time to remind you to visit our author page, which lists all interviews known to us–feel free to contact us if you have unlisted interviews to share.
Adam Whitehead announced on Wertzone that a Locke Lamora TV series might be in the works. You will remember that part of the hype surrounding the release of The Lies of Locke Lamora back in 2006 was that the film rights had been acquired very early on by a major studio. The rights had then lapsed. A few years ago, in 2012, the Gollancz catalog stated that the first book of the series had been ‘optioned for television.’
Writer Ryan Condal is now reported to have said at an event in Santa Fe that he is working on a pilot script for a TV series based on the novel. When asked about the rumor, Scott Lynch wrote:
I can neither confirm nor deny the denial or confirmation of anything potentially requiring denial or confirmation.
If the rumor is true, it will make fans–both of the Gentleman Bastard sequence and of Fantasy in general–happy, since many have pined to see more such series on TV after the success of Game of Thrones on HBO.