Episode 88 of Speculate! — Scott Lynch Author Discussion, Part Two

Welcome to Episode 88 of Speculate!  The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we continue our triptych of shows on the work of Scott Lynch, specifically The Lies of Locke Lamora and The Gentleman Bastard Sequence to which it belongs, by talking to the author himself.

This was such an enjoyable interview, ranging from Scott’s many influences, to his thoughts on “standard” medieval fantasy, to his approach towards writing both individual books and the larger series of which they are a part, that we went a bit longer than normal. So we decided to stretch out the goodness a bit by splitting the interview into two parts; if you like what you hear, make sure to check back next week for the third installment of our triptych, where we focus on writing technique inspired by our read of The Lies of Locke Lamora.

Until then, thanks as always for listening to the show, and please continue to spread the word!


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2 Responses to “Episode 88 of Speculate! — Scott Lynch Author Discussion, Part Two”

  1. Odilius Vlak November 8, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    Wao!!! Excelent interview!!! So many essentials things were put forward in it through the professional authority a Scott’s experience in the field. To my mind, to place oneself on the hermit or public side of the writing career is a matter of how much responsibility you’re willing to assume with your literature and specially with the potential readers that eventually will consume it. If you lunch a given energy out that strikes the people like a lighting, then you cannot complaint about fame, because if you do it, then that’s a statement of your lack of conciousness about your art… your talent. And yes… like Frank Herbert once said… if a person invest his/her money buying your book -and money is a form of energy- the least the author can does for him/her is to offer an entertaiment worth of his/her time… his/her energy… So Scott put the bullet in the right place regarding it too.


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