Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksSonaLibrariesSign in
AuthorsScott Lynch

Scott Lynch Books

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 Newcomer Award from the British Fantasy Society.In 2010, I lost a marriage but gained a cat, a charming ball of ego and fuzz known as Muse (Musicus Maximus Butthead Rex I). My partner, the lovely and critically acclaimed SF/F writer Elizabeth Bear, lives in Massachusetts.
29 books on the list
Sort by
Newest Books First
The Ministry of Necessity book cover
The Ministry of Necessity
*Second Edition*
Ed Smith - 2024-01-01
Goodreads Rating
Delve into a world of political intrigue, dangerous alliances, and shadowy enemies in this fifth installment of the Gentleman Bastard Sequence. Explore the burden of authority and the fragile illusion of respectability in this thrilling read. Join the characters on their dangerous mission to reach old allies while engaging in a shadow war against even older enemies.
Putting the Fact in Fantasy book cover
Putting the Fact in Fantasy
Expert Advice to Bring Authenticity to Your Fantasy Writing
Dan Koboldt, Scott Lynch - 2022-05-03
Goodreads Rating
"Putting the Fact in Fantasy" is an invaluable collection of essays written by experts to help fantasy writers create more immersive and realistic worlds. Learn the proper terms for horse anatomy, understand the nuances of aristocratic titles, and build believable fantasy armies. Featuring articles from the popular "Fact in Fantasy" blog and new essays, this book provides a solid foundation in history and culture for writers to create truly compelling fantasy.
The Book of Dragons book cover
The Book of Dragons
An Anthology
Jonathan Strahan - 2020-07-07
Goodreads Rating
Explore the greatest of mythical beasts - dragons - with never-before-seen works written exclusively for this fantasy anthology by modern masters of fantasy and science fiction. From China to Europe, Africa to North America, nearly thirty stories and poems capture the magic and wonder of dragons in myth and legend. Featuring works by Garth Nix, Scott Lynch, R.F. Kuang, and others, and illustrated by Rovina Cai, this collection is a must-read for fans of fantasy, science fiction, and fairy tales.
Vauriens book cover
Gardner Dozois, George R.R. Martin - 2020-01-08
Goodreads Rating
This anthology includes 21 original short stories featuring some of the best "villains" in literature, written by top-selling authors. From scoundrels to thieves, tricksters to cheats, these characters will fascinate you in every genre and era. With mind-bending plots, thrilling twists, and surprising turns, this collection is a must-read for anyone who loves a good anti-hero. Plus, there's even a new story set in the world of one of the most renowned series in modern fantasy. Discover the darker side of fiction from the likes of Gillian Flynn, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, and, of course, George R.R. Martin.
A Year and a Day in Old Theradane book cover
A Year and a Day in Old Theradane
Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear, Katherine Addison - 2019-06-26
Goodreads Rating
Enter the magical city of Theradane, where powerful wizards rule and criminals seek refuge. When retired master thief Amarelle crosses the wrong sorceress, she is tasked with stealing a long city street from a rival wizard in just a year and a day. With the help of her talented crew, they must complete this daring heist to secure their lives and freedom. This acclaimed novella by Scott Lynch is a must-read for fans of dark, whimsical sword-and-sorcery tales. Plus, enjoy a preview of "The Cobbler's Boy" by Elizabeth Bear and Katherine Addison.
The Book of Magic book cover
The Book of Magic
George R. R. Martin, Scott Lynch, Elizabeth Bear, Garth Nix - 2018-10-16
The Effigy Engine book cover
The Effigy Engine
A Tale of the Red Hats
Scott Lynch - 2018-09-09
Goodreads Rating
Enter the world of the Honorable Company of Red Hats - eccentric mercenaries who are also top-notch assassins. In this black powder fantasy by the bestselling author of Locke Lamora, the Red Hats face off against a war machine that threatens a free republic. Discover the magic, musketry, and mercenary banter that make this a must-read for fantasy fans. "The Effigy Engine" is available for the first time in a standalone digital edition, with a new introduction from the author.
The Book of Swords book cover
The Book of Swords
Part 2
Edited by Gardner Dozois, Edited by Gardner Dozois, Edited by Gardner Dozois - 2018-04-19
Goodreads Rating
Discover a collection of epic fantasy tales featuring unforgettable heroes like Conan, Elric, and Fafhrd. Edited by Gardner Dozois, including a never-before-published A Song of Ice and Fire story by George R.R. Martin, this anthology features sixteen original stories by modern masters like Robin Hobb, Garth Nix, and Ken Liu. Delve into dark enchantment and intrepid adventure with fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face danger and death with courage, cunning, and cold steel.
The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, Volume Twelve by Jonathan Strahan, Charlie Jane Anders, Scott Lynch, Yoon Ha Lee
The Book of Swords by George R. R. Martin, Robin Hobb, Scott Lynch, Garth Nix
Ex Libris by Paula Guran
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Long List Anthology by Annie Bellet, Ken Liu, Amal El-Mohtar, Eugie Foster, Yoon Ha Lee, Elizabeth Bear, Aliette de Bodard, Scott Lynch, Rachel Swirsky
Uncanny Magazine Issue 5 by Mary Robinette Kowal, E. Lily Yu, Shveta Thakrar, Charlie Jane Anders, Sarah Monette, Delilah S. Dawson, Scott Lynch, Michael R. Underwood
The Gentleman Bastard #1-3 by Scott Lynch
Random House 2014 Free Sampler by George R. R. Martin, Diana Gabaldon, Robin Hobb, Terry Brooks, Kevin Hearne
Rogues by George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois, Neil Gaiman
Magic City by Paula Guran, Holly Black, Patricia Briggs, Simon R. Green
The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch
Fearsome Journeys by Jonathan Strahan, Elizabeth Bear, Trudi Canavan, Kate Elliot, Saladin Ahmed, Scott Lynch, Glen Cook, KJ Parker
Shoggoths in Bloom and Other Stories by Elizabeth Bear
The Mage and the Master Spy by James Haddock
Inherit the Night by Barbara O'Neal
Fearsome Magics by Jonathan Strahan, Garth Nix, Justina Robson, Tony Ballantyne, K J Parker
Swords & Dark Magic by Jonathan Strahan, Lou Anders
The Thorn of Emberlain by Scott Lynch
Gollancz 50th Anniversary Fantasy Collection (Paperback) by Terry Pratchett