The Republic of Thieves by Scott LynchFrom Simon Spanton at Gollancz, via Neth Space:

Well, the months have rolled around faster than anyone could quite credit and we find ourselves in 2012 and still without that final confirmed delivery of the completed draft of Scott Lynch’s The Republic of Thieves. Sadly those who expressed their doubts have been proved right and we’re now forced to move the likely date for Scott’s publication into the Autumn of this year.

Scott is still facing up to his issues and we’re still having to face up to the wait for his book. I know which I’d rather be dealing with.

So, we send our apologies to you and our very best wishes to Scott. Thank you, on his behalf, for bearing with us. And in the meantime, of course, (and to take some of the pressure of Scott) there are plenty of other wonderful books to be reading until The Republic of Thieves does make its appearance.

Presented with not comment other than well wishes to Lynch and his family during no doubt troubling times.

  • Andrew Liptak January 13, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Well, that gives me some more time to reread the first two.

  • Kathleen January 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Sad news if only because it must be so stressful for him. Best wishes Scott.

  • Anastasia January 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Sigh…what can I say that I haven’t already said every time the date’s been pushed back? Hope Scott Lynch gets better and sorts out his problems, and the wait is agonizing!

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  • Michelle January 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    It’s a bit of a shame but I’d much rather wait longer for the book and see him get better. I’m sure no-one really wants to end up with a rushed book and, more importantly, a miserable author. I know from experience that these things take time to sort out. Best wishes to Scott and his family!