Scott Lynch is the author of four novels in the Gentleman Bastard sequence for Gollancz/Spectra. The Lies of Locke Lamora (2006) was a World Fantasy, British Fantasy, Crawford, Compton Crook, and Locus first novel finalist; its sequels are Red Seas Under Red Skies (2007), the New York Times best-selling The Republic of Thieves (2013), and the forthcoming The Thorn of Emberlain. His short fiction has appeared in Popular Science, Swords and Dark Magic (Anders and Strahan, eds.), Tales of the Far West (Skarka, ed.), Fearsome Journeys (Strahan, ed.) and Rogues (Dozois and Martin, eds.). He was a Campbell New Writer finalist for 2006 and 2007 and won the British Fantasy best newcomer for 2007. He currently lives in Wisconsin, where he has been a volunteer firefighter since 2005. He shares a commuting relationship with his Massachusetts-based partner, author Elizabeth Bear.