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Goodies x2: An interview and a video chat with Bear and Lynch

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!

Gentleman Bastard series’ review featured on NPR

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!

A Year in the Life of GB.com

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).

Future titles discussed

As previously stated in a video interview, Scott Lynch is considering changing the title of the 6th installment of his series, provisionally titled The Mage and the Master Spy. In a recent post on Tumblr, Scott confirmed that the 5th and 7th titles are set in stone, but that he is growing unhappy (and so is his girlfriend, fellow author-extraordinaire, Elizabeth Bear) with the 6th title. Let’s wait and see!