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!
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…
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).
This is NOT groundbreaking news; no need to get your breeches in a twist… It’s been floating around in the hazy parallel universe of rumors for a while. But now that it has been mentioned both by Gollancz and Scott Lynch on official outlets, we can somewhat-safely assume that the 4th installment of the Gentleman Bastard sequence, The Thorn of Emberlain, will be released sometime before the end of the year.
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!
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!