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.
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Deadhouse Landing (Path to ...

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