Scott Lynch is celebrating his 37th birthday today. All the Right People are wishing him an excellent birthday, asshole! 😉
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).
It’s been a year since GB.com re-opened its virtual doors after a much-too-long hiatus. The original site (unfortunately lost in MySQL space) was conceived and designed in December 2008 and went live in late January 2009. A short trip down Memory Lane… The Lies of Locke Lamora had been released in June 2007, but yours truly discovered the book in early 2008 and only had to wait a few months for the release of Red Seas under Red Skies in July 2008. A small community was forming, particularly around the now-defunct Camorr.com and its forum. So many thanks are due to the Right People–too many to name–for keeping up a good spirit during the long years waiting for The Republic of Thieves. A special mention to Sabetha, who will hopefully recognize herself, with whom we emailed various authors and editors to get our hands on the prologue of the much-awaited third opus–only to have our favorite author Scott Lynch himself send it to us back in 2010(!). This is exactly the spirit of camaraderie that makes the GB fandom so special.
A toast and prayer:
To all the Right People, wherever they may be. We wish them well. We welcome them warmly. And for our garrista, we pray, good health and inspiration. For us, we beg, wisdom (and long life).
Scott went on a question-answering rampage on his tumblr account–to our greatest delight! Here is a list of discussed topics:
– Don Salvara’s feud
– Therin calendar (question by yours truly)
– medicine and remedies
– returning characters here and here
– “coming attractions” (mild spoilers)
– pronunciation of “Sabetha” and “Jean”
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!
Take a peek at this new interview featuring Scott Lynch and fantasy writer (and girlfriend) Elizabeth Bear. They discuss issues of diversity in the Sci Fi/Fantasy world, influences, calling, and current projects.
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.
Today our favorite author is turning 36. Join us in wishing Scott Lynch a wonderful birthday.