ChicagoNow has posted a list of 5 fantasy series worth reading while waiting for G.R.R. Martin’s Winds of Winter. Our beloved Gentleman Bastard (no S, please) Sequence takes 2nd place! It is praised as “a must read.” We wholeheartedly concur!
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!
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!
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…
Locus has announced the finalists in each category of their 2015 Awards. ‘A Year and a Day in Old Theradane’ by Scott Lynch has been selected in the Novelette category, along with Joe Abercrombie’s ‘Tough Times All Over’ from the same Rogue anthology and Elizabeth Bear’s ‘The Hand Is Quicker.’ Winners will be announced in Seattle WA, June 26-28, 2015. Good luck to all!