Last month, the Helsinki Times caught up with author Scott Lynch at WorldCon 75. Concerning progress on the much awaited Thorn of Emberlain the author stated:
My wife and I will have an uninterrupted 2 month period after we go home, during which I basically hope to get the book turned in, and then we can begin setting a firmer schedule for its publication. For the most part I’m very pleased with it. I’m pretty sure that I can fix the stuff that I’m not pleased about in the next 8 weeks or so.
We also learn a bit more concerning the plot and main characters.
Scott Lynch has recently answered several questions from readers on his Tumblr account. One of the posts concerns the status of The Thorn of Emberlain:
THORN needs an ending written (the ending is outlined in depth, just not yet written) and some targeted rewrites in three or four specific areas, based on vexing but extremely astute criticism from my agent, my genius wife, and a trusted friend. This is my primary job for December.
I’ll let you check out the other posts concerning various actions.
In an update published by Scott Lynch’s publisher Gollancz, the author informs his readers, who were eagerly awaiting the publication of The Thorn of Emberlain, tentatively slotted for September 22, 2016, in the UK, that the release date is pushed back to an undetermined date. Lynch explains:
I am incredibly sorry about this, and I want it to be understood that there’s nobody to blame but me. In addition to the expected obstacles, I severely complicated my life this year by moving. The process of seeking a mortgage, securing a house, and moving across half a continent (although it was necessary, and has been mostly joyful) has eaten months of my time and made it very difficult to recover lost ground on several projects. Oh– Elizabeth Bear and I are getting married, too. Another real joy, but it’s eating spare time like you wouldn’t believe.
Scott is still scheduled to appear in September at Fantasycon-by-the-Sea in the UK and in October at IceCon in Iceland.
We’ll get back to you when we hear more.
Wertzone announces that Scott lynch has unveiled a map of the Seven Marrows, the kingdom where the plot of The Thorn of Emberlain will take place.
Update: Scott has posted a second map on his Tumblr account, that of the Canton of Somnay where the action starts in the next installment.
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!
In the recent interview with Coode Street Podcast, Scott Lynch casually announced that the next installment of the Gentleman Bastard series, The Thorn of Emberlain, is to be expected in July 2016. Since the interview was recorded a couple of months ago during the World Fantasy Convention in Saratoga, it is possible that the schedule has since changed. Stay tuned!
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!
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…
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).
Both Amazon and Waterstones are advertising a September 17, 2015, release date for the Thorn of Emberlain. This is not the first time that erroneous or “placeholder” dates are released on such sites. So let’s consider this a rumor until we get official confirmation!