The Lynch of Locke Lamora

HA HA MOTHERFUCKERS YOU EXPECTED COMPETENCE AND YOU GOT THE OFFICIAL TUMBLR OF SCOTT LYNCH INSTEAD! A WORK MOST DECIDEDLY IN PROGRESS.

Jul 27

Anonymous said: Will you be attending the Atlanta dragon con or Decatur book festival??

Nope, not this year.


Jul 26

Convention Appearances: Update

I think I should reiterate, at this point, that I will NOT be attending NYCC this year.

Conventions I will definitely be attending in the remainder of 2014:

9Worlds — London — August 8 to 10
London Worldcon — London — August 14 to 18
ICon 39 — Cedar Rapids, Iowa — October 31 to November 2
Windycon 41 — Lombard, Illinois — November 14 to 16


Jul 25

lynkhart:

OK, so I finished my modelmaking course at college a couple of months ago now and finally got round to posting about one model in particular. One of our last group projects was a client model of a narrow gauge heritage railway down in Corris, Wales. It will be put on display in the museum there where it will reside for the next 30+ years, so we had to do a good job on it. On one side of the model is a graveyard and I was allocated the task of drawing up the plans for the gravestones in AutoCAD. I suggested to the class that as they were going to be so small, (only 40mm high as I recall) we should engrave our names on them as a lasting and subtle note of who constructed it all. Everyone was up for it so we all get a front row gravestone but with less than twenty of us in the class and nearly fifty gravestones to make, we needed more names…sooo… :P
Many are tributes to actors, modelmakers and artists of note but most are of our favourite fictional characters and come on, I couldn’t let this opportunity go by without paying tribute to some of my favourite, and sadly dearly departed fictional friends.

Calo and Galdo Sanza share a grave as I thought they’d probably argue over who got the best stone, while Ezri gets her own (and she got the fanciest one IMO). Father Chains got a little extra text added to his stone because I thought he’d have appreciated it. Bug has his full name on his too, though someone else glued the stones on so he’s now sitting between The Doctor and Shepard Book from Firefly rather than being with his friends which is a little sad, but he’s not too far away so that’s something. I sadly ran out of time to do one for Nazca but she’s there in spirit I hope.

So yeah, a little far from Camorr, but if any GB fans are ever in Wales, go visit Corris and see a permanent tribute to some of the most sorely missed characters ever. (also, praise the model very loudly - it took most of our sanity to get the godsdamned thing finished!)

Oh my god. This is exceedingly awesome, but it was the headstone marked PRACTICAL EFFECTS that slew me.

Jul 21

Anonymous said: Would you ever consider coming to the Bay Area? Namely, the Berkeley/San Francisco area? We've got a lot of rabid, fiery, too-young, college-age writers here that practically worship your books. Come! We haven't got cookies, but we do have a bridge that is awfully similar to the ones Karthain has! And we also have a lot of fog and nice sunrises and liberals! Come visit!

Of course I would love to visit San Francisco. I’d love it like crazy. When I have a new book coming out, make sure that your friendly local bookstores know that you’d like to see me in the neighborhood, because that’s how book tours come together. I don’t pick the places all by myself.


aesart:

Poor Jean, can crack a  man’s skull in 5 minutes varying between a thousand ways to do it but can’t bring himself to hurt a little old lady. Jean is precious kay.


Grandma’s got your number, son.

aesart:

Poor Jean, can crack a  man’s skull in 5 minutes varying between a thousand ways to do it but can’t bring himself to hurt a little old lady. Jean is precious kay.

Grandma’s got your number, son.

Anonymous said: Hi! I adore your Gentleman Bastards books so much; they have literally everything I love packed in one series. I rec them to pretty much everyone I know. That being said, I saw that someone else asked a question about timelines, and I have one too (after rereading for the fifth time) - the Gray King escaped Camorr when he was thirteen and came back 22 years later. From the description of him and his sisters, I'd assumed they were much older (middle to late forties)

They lived particularly hard lives, even for a hard world. They dedicated themselves to training and to vengeance. Twenty years of that can prematurely age a person, the same as military service or any other physical hardship will.


Anonymous said: Hi Scott! Are we ever going to see more of the wonderful Nazca in flashbacks? I loved seeing her in the Orphan's Moon flashback in Republic of Thieves, and particularly enjoyed her little conversation with Sabetha <3 I'm not sure I've ever had this much love for a character who gets killed off after about 10 pages.

Nazca will be seen at least once more in the ongoing (and final) major sequence of flashbacks in book 5, THE MINISTRY OF NECESSITY.


Anonymous said: Hello Scott. I love your books and had a question regarding worldbuilding. Several times you set the scene in a chapter by stating the day, month, and year. Is the calendar in the GB world (also is there a name for the whole world? I can't remember) the same as ours (i.e, twelve months with an average of 30 days) ? Have you written down all the months and years in the calendar?

Locke’s calendar is nearly the same as ours, just a day or two longer, with twelve months. I have a list of all the Therin months, but have not revealed them. I discussed the Vadran names of the months earlier on this Tumblr.


Jul 19
aiconx:

Requin and Selendri from the Gentlemen Bastards series by scottlynch78I’ve always loved these two and their dangerous superiority &lt;3
I drew them for Scott Lynch since he was coming to Malmö for a book signing. It was today and it was awesome! I met both Lynch himself and Elizabeth Bear, and they were both really sincere and charming, it was a really cool experience! Got my books signed as well! :&gt;


Breathtakingly great stuff. Damn, you people are all so good at things.

aiconx:

Requin and Selendri from the Gentlemen Bastards series by scottlynch78
I’ve always loved these two and their dangerous superiority <3

I drew them for Scott Lynch since he was coming to Malmö for a book signing. It was today and it was awesome! I met both Lynch himself and Elizabeth Bear, and they were both really sincere and charming, it was a really cool experience! Got my books signed as well! :>

Breathtakingly great stuff. Damn, you people are all so good at things.

Jul 18
dottedmelon:


Bear and Ariaste in cockroach dresses and more

based on this post and whatever ariaste told me this afternoon


Turns out that what I should&#8217;ve said is, &#8220;I don&#8217;t NEED to be a distorting influence on my fandom.&#8221;

dottedmelon:

Bear and Ariaste in cockroach dresses and more

based on this post and whatever ariaste told me this afternoon

Turns out that what I should’ve said is, “I don’t NEED to be a distorting influence on my fandom.”

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