Elizabeth Bear & Scott Lynch

Tuesday, October 10, 7:00pm
The Odyssey Bookshop
Author Elizabeth Bear returns to her critically acclaimed epic fantasy world of the Eternal Sky with a brand new trilogy. The Stone in the Skull—available October 10th from Tor Books—takes readers over the dangerous mountain passes of the Steles of the Sky and south into the Lotus Kingdoms.
The Gage is a brass automaton created by a wizard of Messaline around the core of a human being. His wizard is long dead, and he works as a mercenary. He is carrying a message from a the most powerful sorcerer of Messaline to the Rajni of the Lotus Kingdom. With him is The Dead Man, a bitter survivor of the body guard of the deposed Uthman Caliphate, protecting the message and the Gage. They are friends, of a peculiar sort.
They are walking into a dynastic war between the rulers of the shattered bits of a once great Empire.
Bear will be joined at this event by her partner, Scott Lynch. Both have stories in the exciting new anthology The Book of Swords which will also feature stories by George R. R. Martin, K. J. Parker, Robin Hobb, Ken Liu, C. J. Cherryh, Daniel Abraham, Lavie Tidhar, Ellen Kushner, and more on action-packed journeys into the outer realms of dark enchantment and intrepid derring-do, featuring a stunning assortment of fearless swordsmen and warrior women who face down danger and death at every turn with courage, cunning, and cold steel.
Elizabeth Bear was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. She is the author of the acclaimed Eternal Sky series. Bear lives in Brookfield, Massachusetts.

Scott Lynch, best known for his Gentleman Bastard series, is the author of The Lies of Locke LamoraRed Seas Under Red Skies, and The Republic of ThievesThe Lies of Locke Lamora was a World Fantasy Award finalist in 2007, and Lynch was nominated in 2007 and 2008 for the John W Campbell Award for Best New Writer. In addition, he received the Sydney J Bounds Best Newcomer Award from the British Fantasy Society in 2008


Event date: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College
South Hadley, MA 01075
The Stone in the Skull: The Lotus Kingdoms, Book One Cover Image
ISBN: 9780765380135
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tom Doherty Associates - October 10th, 2017

The Book of Swords Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399593765
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Bantam - October 10th, 2017