It is now official: GRR Martin has announced the release on October 10, 2017 of a new anthology entitled The Book of Swords featuring a short story “The Smoke of Gold is Glory” by Scott Lynch, along with contributions by many other writers including GRR Martin himself and Elizabeth Bear.
Scott Lynch has announced a schedule shift in the release of the next installment of his Gentleman Bastard series, The Thorn of Emberlain, from Autumn 2015 to a 2016 date. Citing health reasons (we wish him all the best), Lynch nonetheless assures that the completion of the manuscript is near and that he will appear at various events this year. He also thanks his readers and fans for their “continued patience and support.”
To alleviate any withdrawal, we suggest to go over to Uncanny Magazine to read or re-read Lynch’s excellent short story “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane.” It’s just been released, as it was announced previously. Enjoy!
RelentlessReading.com posted a new interview of Scott Lynch done by Michael Senft at the Tucson Festival of Books. They discuss depression, online gaming, the “lost years,” the release date of Thorn of Emberlain (late Fall 2015), and future projects (including the third novella now confirmed to be about Zamira Drakasha).
This is NOT groundbreaking news; no need to get your breeches in a twist… It’s been floating around in the hazy parallel universe of rumors for a while. But now that it has been mentioned both by Gollancz and Scott Lynch on official outlets, we can somewhat-safely assume that the 4th installment of the Gentleman Bastard sequence, The Thorn of Emberlain, will be released sometime before the end of the year.
Scott has recently posted a few updates on his tumblr account. One of them concerns the release date of the Gentleman Bastards sequence’s next opus, The Thorn of Emberlain. Progress on the book is still going well. Scott expects it to be released in mid-to-late 2015.
Other topics include gentling, the Wicked Sisters, hardcovers, touring, and TV/movie adaptation. Enjoy!
Gardner Dozois and G.R.R. Martin submitted the Rogues anthology to their editor at Bantam Spectra some months ago. The volume is to feature 21 short stories by well-known authors such as Patrick Rothfuss and Neil Gaiman, including “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” by Scott Lynch. It will be released on June 17, 2014.
Several book booksellers have been advertising the eminent release of The Bastards and the Knives, the long-awaited prequel of the Gentleman Bastard sequence. Don’t hold your breath. This simply is a common case of retail over-optimism. The book was originally supposed to contain two novellas “The Mad Baron’s Mechanical Attic” and “The Choir of Knives,” filling in the backstory of the gang (a snippet at a 2012 reading in NY here). Scott announced in March 2013 that they were being reworked to create a bridge between The Republic of Thieves and The Thorn of Emberlain. He recently tweeted that “the book does not exist and will not for years.”
On a brighter note, it seems that Scott is making good progress on the next installment of the series. He even ventured a possible release date of Fall 2014 and editors have confirmed that Scott began working on it before the final edits of The Republic of Thieves. We can all look forward to:
THE THORN OF EMBERLAIN, the fourth book in the Gentleman Bastard sequence, picks up about half a year after The Republic of Thieves and finds Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen trying to get back on their feet with a major con. They’re trying to sell the services of a non-existent mercenary company to the besieged city-state of Emberlain, hoping to escape with the hiring fees before the chaos of the Vadran civil war overruns Emberlain. Naturally, things don’t go according to plan…