Scott Lynch


Author of the internationally best-selling Gentleman Bastard sequence, Scott has been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, the Locus Award, the Campbell Award, and the Compton Crook Award. He received the British Fantasy Society Award for Best Newcomer in 2008.

Scott was born in 1978 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the first of three brothers. At various times he was a dishwasher, a waiter, a graphic designer, an office manager, a prep cook, and a freelancer/self-publisher in the gaming field, before accidentally selling his first novel in 2004.

After training at Anoka Technical College in Minnesota in 2005, Scott joined his local fire department in St. Croix County, Wisconsin and served as a paid-on-call firefighter for eleven years.

In 2016, Scott moved to Massachusetts and married his longtime partner, famed SF/F writer Elizabeth Bear.

Where to find Scott Lynch online


A Year and a Day in Old Theradane
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,020. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
How do you steal an entire city street? That's the challenge facing formerly retired master thief Amarelle Parathis and her misfit crew, who have a year and a day to come up with a plan if they don't want to become bound for life to an unscrupulous wizard. This acclaimed sword and sorcery novella from best-selling fantasist Scott Lynch is available for the first time as a digital single!
The Effigy Engine
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Iron Ring has come to conquer, with cannon and magic and a disciplined army of thousands. The Red Hats have been hired to stop them, with even stranger sorcery and an unorthodox, semi-disciplined force of... dozens. On a good day. Misfit mercenaries must face iron war machines in this action-packed black powder fantasy from internationally bestselling fantasist Scott Lynch.
In the Stacks: Author's Enhanced Edition
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,300. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Retrieve. Return. Survive. That's the motto of the caretakers of the Living Library, a haunted collection of ten million magical books. Student magicians, guided by armored battle-librarians, must brave the monsters and mysteries of the Living Library and successfully return a book in this brisk, darkly whimsical tale of swords and sorcery by renowned fantasist Scott Lynch.

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action    action crime    adventure    black powder    fantasy    humor    librarians    libraries    magic    mercenaries    monsters    muskets    sorcery    swords    thieves    war    wizards