R. Scott Bakker





R. Scott Bakker


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in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
February 02, 1967

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Richard Scott Bakker, who writes as R. Scott Bakker and as Scott Bakker, is a novelist whose work is dominated by a large series informally known as the The Second Apocalypse which Bakker began developing whilst as college in the 1980s.

The series was originally planned to be a trilogy, with the first two books entitled The Prince of Nothing and The Aspect-Emperor. However, when Bakker began writing the series in the early 2000s, he found it necessary to split each of the three novels into its own sub-series to incorporate all of the characters, themes and ideas he wished to explore. Bakker originally conceived of seven books: a trilogy and two duologies. This later shifted to two trilogies, with the acknowledgement that the third series may
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So this has been a mad summer in pretty much every respect. The first week of May, my hard-drive died, and I lost pretty much everything I had written the previous six months. My wife was in Venezuela at the time, marching, so I had a hard time wrapping my head around the psychological enormity of the event. It’s not every day you turn on the news to watch events embroiling your loved ones.


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“The thoughts of all men arise from the darkness. If you are the movement of your soul, and the cause of that movement precedes you, then how could you ever call your thoughts your own? How could you be anything other than a slave to the darkness that comes before?”
R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness That Comes Before

“Faith is the truth of passion. Since no passion is more true than another, faith is the truth of nothing.”
R. Scott Bakker, The Darkness That Comes Before

“Doubt begets understanding, and understanding begets compassion. Verily, it is conviction that kills.”
R. Scott Bakker, The Thousandfold Thought

Polls

This is the poll for our Fantasy read in July. Sorry I'm so late with this! This will be a quickie vote. Last day is Thursday, June 30th.

The Earthsea Trilogy The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin Ursula K. Le Guin
 
  3 votes, 60.0%

Spindle's End Spindle's End by Robin McKinley Robin McKinley
 
  2 votes, 40.0%

The Darkness That Comes Before The Darkness That Comes Before (The Prince of Nothing, #1) by R. Scott Bakker R. Scott Bakker
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Briar King The Briar King (Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, #1) by Greg Keyes Greg Keyes
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Pawn of Prophecy Pawn of Prophecy (The Belgariad, #1) by David Eddings David Eddings
 
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