Exclusive Message for Fantasy-Faction users from Scott Lynch
So, we’ve heard the news that Scott Lynch’s latest novel is out this year (whoo!), but now we’ve managed to track Scott down, drag him to a keyboard and force him to type something for us. We’ve edited out the cries for help and left you with the awesome-ness that is the kind words of Scott Lynch.
But before we begin, the CONFIRMED publication date of the book in the UK is Thursday, October 10th, 2013 and around the same time in the USA too!
Please do take the time to comment and thank Scott for stopping by. You never know, we might convince him to do it again. Here he is:
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Hello, Fantasy-Faction readers!
My publishers and I have been sitting on some news for about a week and a half now, and I’ve been ready to spontaneously combust from keeping quiet. Which is, I suppose, a small cosmic justice for the fact that everyone else has had to wait five and a half years to find out what happens next for Locke Lamora.
Well, as you probably know by now, what happens next is called THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES, and it hits shelves in the UK on October 10th.
I have been open elsewhere about the nature of the delays in the writing of this book; it’s been a difficult and occasionally ugly span of time, and while everything has brightened considerably in the last year or so, it’s hard not to feel that depression and anxiety have stolen a chunk of my life outright, a chunk I would have preferred to use giving you more books. But it is what it is, and I like to think that there is some compensation: The version of THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES you’ll get is a tighter, more carefully considered, and (or so I flatter myself) more mature version than anything I might have handed in before.
Or so my cat tells me, and the voices in my head agree. And if you can’t trust the voices in an author’s head, who can you trust?
I know that readers have a sensibly-honed caution about long series that languish or threaten to go unfinished. I hope to get mine back on course with a vengeance, lest it become another task in Brandon Sanderson’s inbox. The poor guy is busy enough.
So, THE LAST DANGEROUS V… Er, I mean, THE REPUBLIC OF THIEVES! October 10th. And now it’s some other writer’s turn to wear the Crown of Lateness. I have already started work on the fourth Gentleman Bastard book, THE THORN OF EMBERLAIN.
Cheers! I’ll be in the UK this year for the World Fantasy Convention, and hopefully touring as well. I hope to see more than a few of you!
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I’d like to say WELCOME BACK TO THE GENRE, Scott. We missed you mate and I hope you’re feeling better in yourself. Everyone here at Fantasy-Faction is behind you (staff and visitors) and grateful for the wonderful world you’ve given us. You can be sure that we’ll be the first in the queue at bookshops in October and first hunting you down to receive handshakes, hugs and high-fives when you land in the UK!
Coming October 2013: