Cover to Cover #238: Scott Lynch

The Lies of Locke LamoraMichael, Evo and Summer talk with Scott Lynch about his debut novel, The Lies of Locke Lamora. "Lies" is the first in a seven book epic, The Gentleman Bastards sequence, and the story of how the book came to be published is just as interesting as the story itself.

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Promo: Variant Frequencies


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  3. Another great show. It's good to hear stories like his because it proves there is no escaping the bell curve. Seven books in seven years, wow, that's the kinda pressure that will make you or break you. Hope they don't play musical editors on him.

  4. Great to have another Cover to Cover. I look forward to every morsel of C2C we get. Thanks guys.

  5. Yet another extremely entertaining show. Scott Lynch has a sensible attitude towards Hollywood. Take the money and run, I say. And like he says, an option doesn't necessarily mean a film. Case in point: Richard Morgan, another fast success. Whatever happened to the film of Altered Carbon? I think he got a six figure advance for the option, but no sign of anything on celluloid (or digitoid, or whatever they call it now). And, yes, I do want to kill Scott Lynch, because I am insanely jealous of such quick success. But then again he seems such a chariming, down to earth guy I couldn't bring myself to do it. Maybe I'll just puncture his car tyres instead.