Ian C. Esslemont





Ian C. Esslemont


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in Winnipeg, Canada
January 01, 1962

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IAN CAMERON ESSLEMONT was born in 1962 in Winnipeg, Canada. He has a degree in Creative Writing, studied and worked as an archaeologist, travelled extensively in South East Asia, and lived in Thailand and Japan for several years. He now lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, with his wife and children and is currently working on his PhD in English Literature.

Ian C. Esslemont and Steven Erikson co-created the Malazan world in 1982 as a backdrop for role-playing games. In 1991 they collaborated on a feature film script set in the same world, entitled Gardens of the Moon. When the script did not sell, Erikson greatly expanded the story and turned it into a novel.

Average rating: 4.00 · 25,840 ratings · 1,041 reviews · 11 distinct works · Similar authors
Return of the Crimson Guard...

4.03 avg rating — 6,803 ratings — published 2008 — 19 editions
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Night of Knives (Malazan Em...

3.80 avg rating — 6,165 ratings — published 2004 — 23 editions
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Stonewielder (Malazan Empir...

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Orb Sceptre Throne (Malazan...

4.09 avg rating — 3,382 ratings — published 2012 — 16 editions
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Blood and Bone (Malazan Emp...

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Assail (Malazan Empire, #6)

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Dancer's Lament (Path to As...

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“When you do not recognize the wrongs of the past, the future takes its revenge. -Author forgotten”
Ian C. Esslemont, Stonewielder

“I've come to understand that the truth isn't really what's important...what really matters is what people agree is the truth. -Greymane”
Ian C. Esslemont, Stonewielder

“It takes an unusually philosophic mind to accept that all one’s suffering might be to no end, really, in the larger scheme of things.”
Ian C. Esslemont, Stonewielder [Sc]

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June July Groupread Topics<>: top two selections win. Write-in suggestions welcome.

The Hour of the Dragon by Robert E. Howard -- only novel length Conan
 
  11 votes, 25.6%

First Law books - The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
 
  8 votes, 18.6%

The Shadow Kingdom by Robert E. Howard ~1929 first Kull story
 
  7 votes, 16.3%

Broken Empire books -Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
 
  7 votes, 16.3%

Anything Malazan - by Steven Erikson and Ian C. Esslemont like Gardens of the Moon
 
  5 votes, 11.6%

The Phoenix on the Sword by Robert E. Howard ~1932 first Conan Tale
 
  3 votes, 7.0%

The Phoenix on the Sword (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

Abercrombie (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 2.3%

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