Scott Lynch’s British publisher, Gollancz, has announced that the release of the next installment of the Gentleman Bastard Sequence, The Thorn of Emberlain, has been moved to September 2016 to coincide with the author’s appearance as a Guest of Honor at Fantasycon-by-the-Sea (September 23-25, 2016). We do not know the exact release date yet but the pre-order page on Orion announces September 22nd. Stay tuned!
Update: September has been confirmed by Scott!
Today our favorite author is blowing 38 candles! Join us in wishing him a happy birthday! May he enjoy his new boots!
Elizabeth Bear and Scott Lynch will be at the KGB Bar in NYC on April 20, 2016, at 7pm for a free reading. Enjoy! And send us your notes!
FantasyCon has confirmed that Scott Lynch will be a Guest of Honor, along with authors Frances Hardinge and Adam Nevill, at the upcoming convention to be held in Scarborough from September 23rd to 25th.
With the New Year come two new interviews with (engaged) authors Scott Lynch and Elizabeth Bear. The first—a video chat for GollanczFest—was streamed live on October 17, 2015. Taking questions from fans and other listeners, Lynch and Bear discuss changes in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre, influences, realism, reciprocal favorite books, among other topics. The second interview was released on January 10, 2016, with Episode 263 of the Coode Street Podcast by Jonathan Strahan. Topics of discussion include beginning as writers, gaming, influences, writing habits, current projects… Enjoy!
Jason Heller has reviewed Scott Lynch’s series in a short piece for NPR titled “The Gentlemen Bastards Unfold Sumptuous Stories Within Stories.” Discussing the literary appeal of nesting narratives, Heller writes:
Lynch isn’t the only current fantasy author unfolding stories within stories — the example that immediately leaps to mind being Patrick Rothfuss’ exquisitely framed Kingkiller Chronicle series. Lynch, though, is asking even bigger questions about the nature of truth. […] It’s a lot to tackle in a fantasy series, even one as broad and deep as this. But if Lynch has shown us anything so far, it’s that Locke and Jean — lowly liars though they may be — are more than up to the task.
It’s great to see such recognition!
The title says it all… Rebecca Lovatt asked Scott about the upcoming book The Thorn of Emberlain, the novellas, the “Untitled Lynch Number One,” the art of descriptions, his sources of inspiration, the magic system in the Gentleman Bastard series, his plans for after the series, his zombie apocalypse survival strategy, etc…
Scott Lynch is celebrating his 37th birthday today. All the Right People are wishing him an excellent birthday, asshole! 😉