Scott Lynch's REPUBLIC OF THIEVES

As I mentioned on Westeros yesterday, I received word from Anne Groell that Lynch was late in delivering the manuscript. Which means that the pub date for Republic of Thieves, sequel to the highly entertaining The Lies of Locke Lamora and Red Seas Under Red Skies, has been pushed back to March 2009, if all goes well. . .

With Bakker's The Judging Eye and Rothfuss' The Wise Man's Fear, that's the third eagerly awaited fantasy novel which has been postponed and won't see the light in 2008.:-(

This year was shaping up to be one of the best years ever for fantasy book lovers, but it appears that it might not be the case. Still, we have a lot of good things to look forward to, so it's all good!
For now. . .

14 commentaires:

dingo said...

This makes me very sad indeed

Andrew said...

arg!

Scott (QuickTidal) said...

Dang it. You can't fault Lynch though as he is giving us such gold. I don't mind waiting a bit longer for the 3rd book. It's only a mild setback, and I have many other books to read in the meanwhile.

Still, when Republic of Thieves DOES actually drop, I am going to be in heaven!

isis said...

Not cool. But... prequel-type thing is out later this year, right?

Anonymous said...

I was going to start bawling then I noticed that the MANUSCRIPT HAS BEEN DELIVERED. Whohooo!! Scott Lynch is doing a bang up job and should keep it up. And there're the two short novellas to whet appetites before the book comes out.

thornofcamorr said...

I was surprised he was getting them out as fast as he was. 3 big fantasy books and 2 novellas in only a couple years? Thats crazy.

Adam Whitehead said...

The 2 novellas were supposed to be coming out this summer from Sub Press, but no word on them either. I thought that Scott had written the first two before RoT and was going to write the third one after, but no news at all on them as far as I know.

What's irritating is that the UK edition won't come out until 18 months after the Sub Press one :-(

Ed S. said...

??
Now I'm puzzled. Several people have made the statement that Lynch's impending shorter works will be published by Sub Press first because they apparently have the first publication rights. However I see the UK Gollancz edition titled The Bastards and the Knives scheduled for mid May on Amazon UK. The artwork is out and although Gollancz has rescheduled Lynch's third novel Republic of Thieves out to next year they have not changed the schedule for Bastards/Knives. Everything seems to indicate that it's still a go for May.

So, Sub press has the first rights for Bastards/Knives but they have nothing scheduled and Gollancz which supposedly can't publish before Sub Press seems to be roaring ahead with a May release. Anybody else puzzled by the contradiction here?

Anonymous said...

Amazon just has the wrong publishing date for the novellas. Last I heard, they weren't even turned in to Bill at SubPress, so I don't see how they could come in May, regardless of the fact that Bill has worldwide rights to publish them for 18 months.

Patrick said...

As far as I know, the novellas have not been turned in yet...

As I mentioned in the post pertaining to the omnibus, the amazon.co.uk pub date is wrong.

Ed S. said...

It's not Amazon's mistake, it's Gollancz's since other UK booksellers also showed the May release date. However, I've just noticed that the HC edition has been pulled from the Amazon site so Gollancz must have finally sent out a nuke notice. The PB edition is still listed but I'm guessing that it will be gone soon.

Sarah said...

I just re-read TLOLL yesterday. Man I can't wait for this one.

Wojtek said...

By the way - congratulations Pat - Your review (translated) is printed on the back of polish edition "Red Seas Under Red Skies".

Im from Poland, I know Your blog and still Im impressed by Your influency:)

Patrick said...

Gee, what a surprise!

All the way to Poland, eh!?! It's a good thing I'll be visiting the country next summer!