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The latest installment of the Gentleman Bastard sequence is now available in paperback. Enjoy reading The Republic of Thieves anywhere!
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 couple of tidbits from The Thorn of Emberlain front.
First, Scott posted a short update concerning the progress of the next installment of the Gentleman Bastard series. The book is “very deeply underway” and should be finished “only a bit later than hoped.” Since original predictions were late 2014-early 2015, we can only assume that this means spring 2015, if all goes well.
Second, Scott intends to read the first excerpt of The Thorn of Emberlain at Finncon. We’ll keep you updated once we know more.
In the meantime, we remind you that Scott’s latest short story is out in Rogues, should you need your Lynch fix!
Update: The reading from The Thorn of Emberlain is scheduled for Saturday, July 12, at 3pm. If you are attending Finncon, please send us a recording or summary!
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.
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Adam Whitehead announced on Wertzone that a Locke Lamora TV series might be in the works. You will remember that part of the hype surrounding the release of The Lies of Locke Lamora back in 2006 was that the film rights had been acquired very early on by a major studio. The rights had then lapsed. A few years ago, in 2012, the Gollancz catalog stated that the first book of the series had been ‘optioned for television.’
Writer Ryan Condal is now reported to have said at an event in Santa Fe that he is working on a pilot script for a TV series based on the novel. When asked about the rumor, Scott Lynch wrote:
I can neither confirm nor deny the denial or confirmation of anything potentially requiring denial or confirmation.
If the rumor is true, it will make fans–both of the Gentleman Bastard sequence and of Fantasy in general–happy, since many have pined to see more such series on TV after the success of Game of Thrones on HBO.
And voted you did! The Locus Awards finalists have been announced. Scott Lynch’s Republic of Thieves is nominated in the Fantasy Novel category against some heavyweight-if I may say-such as Neil Gaiman’s Ocean at the End of the Lane. Winners will be announced during the Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle WA, June 27-29, 2014.
There is still time to vote for your favorite books in the Locus Awards’ poll/survey. This year Scott’s Republic of Thieves is up against some big names in the “Best Fantasy Novel” category. Anybody can vote (no subscription required) and rank their top 5 in each categories. The deadline is April 15.