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Scott Lynch

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I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 2, 1978, the first of three brothers. I've lived in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area my entire life; currently, just across the border in Wisconsin, about half an hour east of the Twin Cities.

The Lies of Locke Lamora, my first novel, was bought by Simon Spanton at Orion Books in August, 2004. Prior to that I had just about every job you usually see in this sort of author bio-- dishwasher, busboy, waiter, web designer, office manager, prep cook, and freelance writer. I trained in basic firefighting at Anoka Technical College in 2005, and became a volunteer firefighter in June of that year.

In 2007 The Lies of Locke Lamora was a World Fantasy Award finalist.

In 2008 I received the Sydney J. Bounds Best N
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4th Street Fantasy: 2016 Prospective Panels, a Partial Listing

Hello, 4th Streeters--

The time for the annual airing, vetting, and discussion of our panel possibilities has begun. Please remember several things!

•This list is INCOMPLETE and more will be added for consideration.

•The panel titles and descriptions are INCOMPLETE in many instances. Some of these need more input and more time in the kiln.

•"Steve Brust, Threat or Menace?" has been retired as a pan... Read more of this blog post »
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Ray, I love you, man, and I admire the size and scope of your creation, but damn, this one was perfunctory.
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Again, I wish Goodreads had a slightly more granular rating system, because this novel is a very solid 3.5.

Amanada Downum's debut is more of everything than I was honestly expecting-- more strongly executed, more vividly described, more willing to bl
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Moderately entertaining artifact of the 1980s, predictably sociologically dated (and occasionally downright embarrassing in its treatment of sexual issues), but that isn't the biggest problem here. Footfall is a shining example of science fiction's g ...more
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“Someday, Locke Lamora,” he said, “someday, you’re going to fuck up so magnificently, so ambitiously, so overwhelmingly that the sky will light up and the moons will spin and the gods themselves will shit comets with glee. And I just hope I’m still around to see it.”
“Oh please,” said Locke. “It’ll never happen.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

“There’s no freedom quite like the freedom of being constantly underestimated.”
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

“If you want to write a negative review, don't tickle me gently with your aesthetic displeasure about my work. Unleash the goddamn Kraken."

[on Twitter, July 17, 2012]”
Scott Lynch

Polls

Which new series should we begin in July when we've finished The Riyria Revelations?
(First book in the series is listed)

Prince of Thorns (The Broken Empire, #1) by Mark Lawrence
The Broken Empire by Mark Lawrence
2 Books are currently out, the third will be our August new release title of the month
 
  14 votes, 42.4%

The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
2 Books are currently out, the third will be a 2014 new release title of the month
 
  10 votes, 30.3%

The Blade Itself (The First Law, #1) by Joe Abercrombie
The First Law by Joe Abercrombie
3 Books
 
  4 votes, 12.1%

The Dragon's Path (The Dagger and the Coin, #1) by Daniel Abraham
The Dagger and the Coin by Daniel Abraham
3 Books currently out
 
  3 votes, 9.1%

The Lies of Locke Lamora (Gentleman Bastard, #1) by Scott Lynch
Gentleman Bastard by Scott Lynch
2 Books are currently out, the third will be our October new release title of the month
 
  1 vote, 3.0%

A Blight of Mages (Kingmaker, Kingbreaker, #0.5) by Karen Miller
Kingmaker, Kingbreaker by Karen Miller
3 Books including this prequel
 
  1 vote, 3.0%

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Katharine (Ventureadlaxre) Zero books! Tsk tsk, get along to adding some :D


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