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Joe Abercrombie is a young British writer, author of the acclaimed dark fantasy trilogy "The First Law", the hope of the genre, which is not only predicted a great future after a successful debut, but the debut itself is recognized as an extraordinary event. The rights to his works have been acquired in thirteen countries, and Abercrombie`s books have already been translated into several languages, including German, Spanish, French, Czech, Swedish, Dutch and Russian. The future fantasy commonplace shaker was born on the last day of 1974 in Lancaster. He was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, where he spent most of his time "playing computer games, throwing dice and drawing maps of non-existent areas." Then he entered the University of Manchester, where he studied psychology. Then he first got on TV, and then became a freelance editor. His work has included a variety of documentaries, awards ceremonies and concerts, as well as video clips of Barry White, Coldplay and The Killers (a list of TV shows he worked on can be viewed on the Abercrombie page on the IMDb website). In 2002, Joe returned to his old dream - to single-handedly rethink the established genre clichés, and began to write in earnest his first novel, "The Blade Itself" (in Russian translation called "Blood and Iron"), which tells the story of the misadventures of Logen Nine-Fingered, a barbarian with philosophical attitude to life. In 2004, he completed it, but it took another 2 years to find a publisher and publish the book. Joe`s acquaintance with Gillian Redfirn of Gollancz led to the successive signing of two contracts for the publication of a total of five novels by the Lancashire native. In 2007-2008, Abercrombie brilliantly completed what he had begun by releasing the novels "Before They Are Hanged" and "The Last Argument of Kings" - the continuation and, accordingly, the completion of the trilogy "The First Law", in a sense, one big book (which , for example, George Martin`s A Song of Ice and Fire appears). Among the non-genre sources of his inspiration, Abercrombie especially notes the police thrillers by J.

Ellroy, B.

Cornwell`s Arthur trilogy, as well as popular television series in recent years: The Sopranos, The Wire, Battlestar Galactica and Deadwood. After the books were published, reviewers were generous with praise: "A delightfully evil book" (Guardian), "Dark, deeply ironic, full of brilliant characters who will resonate in the cynical side of your nature ..." (sfrevu.com), "Excellent reading: tough, tempo and unpretentious "(SFX magazine)," We are right there in the heads of these guys, thanks to the style of the author ...

His understanding tone implies that what is happening will often be presented in an ironic light, with minor characters that teeter on the verge of Dickensian " (Dave Bradley, SFX Magazine). Writers also kept up with critics, responding with enthusiasm, and maybe even envy: “If you love bloodless, bombastic fantasy, with characters as fragile as newspaper pages and as boring as plaster figures of saints, Joe Abercrombie will ruin your day.

...

"Scott Lynch. “In the world he invented, there are unsmoothed contradictions ...

and an awareness of the inevitability of violence, which is very modern ...

his reader is rewarded a lot” Lisa Tuttle. “The intricate plot just carries along with it barbaric warriors with genuine courage (and receiving real wounds), corrupted aristocrats with redemptive potential, wizards with confusing plans ...

plus the cutest shoulder master of all time. The First Law Trilogy is an adventure, the development of the characters of which takes place in tough, unpredictable, convincing ways, in an equally tough and strange world. In a world that is sometimes awful and always amazing ...

”John Meany. “Abercrombie went straight to superstar status” J.

Vandermeer. After such statements, it is somehow hard to believe in skeptical statements about stagnation in the genre ...

Lived in North London. He currently lives in Bath, Sommerset with his wife Lou and two daughters. She does not plan to change the current rhythm of life and move from freelancers to the category of "professional writers". By the way, anticipating idle curiosity, we can add that neither the writer Lynn Abercrombie, nor the jazz guitarist John Abercrombie are his relatives. Two years in a row he was nominated for the John W.

Campbell Award. Also, twice his novels were recognized as "books of the year" by visitors to the popular thematic resource SFF World. Together with Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett and Tea Mieville in early 2008, Joe participated in the BBC television project "World of Fantasy", where he talked about ...

the influence of Mervyn Peak on modern British fantasy. In June 2009, Abercrombie`s new book, Best Served Cold, was released. A separate (ie off-cycle) novel about mercenaries, painful deaths and crooked paths, which takes place in the world of "First Law" four years after the events of the debut trilogy. The author himself speaks of this book as "dark, tough, and very, very bloody ..." and describes it as a "fantasy thriller". It became his first work with an officially approved map. By the way, you could get acquainted with some of the main characters of the novel even in the second volume of the debut trilogy. Best Served Cold was voted Best Novel of 2009 by SFFWorld, and was ranked 3rd in Readers` Choice at SF Site. Abercrombie`s story ("The Fool Jobs") will be published in the anthology of heroic fantasy by Lou Anders and Jonathan Strahan at the end of June 2010, and a new novel by the writer - "The Heroes" is scheduled for release in 2011. Finally, let`s give the floor to the author himself, because who can say better than himself? “You can keep the Aragorns and Gandalfs. I`d rather drink a pint of beer with Boromir and Saruman. Although, if you think about it, Saruman is probably one of those who prefer drinks made from pure malt ...

"" It is clear that you cannot compose a story that takes place in a fictional world without creating this world, but what you create, must be convincing. I just think that such an aspect of epic fantasy, as a detailed description of the world order, often goes so far as to overwhelm everything else. People are trying to “re-practice the Professor”; endlessly vie with each other to be the author of the most detailed, complex and longest book. It`s like the whole idea was to draw a set of geographic maps and - wow, we solved all the problems! - it remains only to sketch out a couple of touchingly clichéd characters. So that there is someone to wander between Zanwonz and Vibwab, along the way, through leisurely conversation, leaking information about how their magical system functions ...

But for me, the stories are really interesting to me only in characters and dialogues ...

The detailed descriptions are great in the places where they are really needed. But not at the expense of those things that actually make history "the right one", right? " “Ultimately, I guess I was just trying to write books that I wanted to read myself. An epic blend of love, war, and more. A certain amount of torture, a certain amount of intrigue. A bit of mystery and a bit of magic. Few bed scenes and a hell of a lot of adrenaline-pumping violence. A couple of grandiose paintings that generate awe and a couple of sickening surprises on the way to a thrilling, shocking climax. Laughter, tears and a little nausea. The whole gamut of emotions. And most importantly, there are several energetic characters, with tough but funny dialogues. Is it enough? Do not consider it arrogance, can I ask you for $ 10? " From Abercrombie`s interview to sfx.co.uk Official site: www.joeabercrombie.com Blog: www.joeabercrombie.com/news.htm

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Joe Abercrombie is a young British writer, author of the acclaimed dark fantasy trilogy "The First Law", the hope of the genre, which is not only predicted a great future after a successful debut, but the debut itself is recognized as an extraordinary event. The rights to his works have been acquired in thirteen countries, and Abercrombie`s books have already been translated into several languages, including German, Spanish, French, Czech, Swedish, Dutch and Russian. The future fantasy commonplace shaker was born on the last day of 1974 in Lancaster. He was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, where he spent most of his time "playing computer games, throwing dice and drawing maps of non-existent areas." Then he entered the University of Manchester, where he studied psychology. Then he first got on TV, and then became a freelance editor. His work has included a variety of documentaries, awards ceremonies and concerts, as well as video clips of Barry White, Coldplay and The Killers (a list of TV shows he worked on can be viewed on the Abercrombie page on the IMDb website). In 2002, Joe returned to his old dream - to single-handedly rethink the established genre clichés, and began to write in earnest his first novel, "The Blade Itself" (in Russian translation called "Blood and Iron"), which tells the story of the misadventures of Logen Nine-Fingered, a barbarian with philosophical attitude to life. In 2004, he completed it, but it took another 2 years to find a publisher and publish the book. Joe`s acquaintance with Gillian Redfirn of Gollancz led to the successive signing of two contracts for the publication of a total of five novels by the Lancashire native. In 2007-2008, Abercrombie brilliantly completed what he had begun by releasing the novels "Before They Are Hanged" and "The Last Argument of Kings" - the continuation and, accordingly, the completion of the trilogy "The First Law", in a sense, one big book (which , for example, George Martin`s A Song of Ice and Fire appears). Among the non-genre sources of his inspiration, Abercrombie especially notes the police thrillers by J. Ellroy, B. Cornwell`s Arthur trilogy, as well as popular television series in recent years: The Sopranos, The Wire, Battlestar Galactica and Deadwood. After the books were published, reviewers were generous with praise: "A delightfully evil book" (Guardian), "Dark, deeply ironic, full of brilliant characters who will resonate in the cynical side of your nature ..." (sfrevu.com), "Excellent reading: tough, tempo and unpretentious "(SFX magazine)," We are right there in the heads of these guys, thanks to the style of the author ... His understanding tone implies that what is happening will often be presented in an ironic light, with minor characters that teeter on the verge of Dickensian " (Dave Bradley, SFX Magazine). Writers also kept up with critics, responding with enthusiasm, and maybe even envy: “If you love bloodless, bombastic fantasy, with characters as fragile as newspaper pages and as boring as plaster figures of saints, Joe Abercrombie will ruin your day. ... "Scott Lynch. “In the world he invented, there are unsmoothed contradictions ... and an awareness of the inevitability of violence, which is very modern ... his reader is rewarded a lot” Lisa Tuttle. “The intricate plot just carries along with it barbaric warriors with genuine courage (and receiving real wounds), corrupted aristocrats with redemptive potential, wizards with confusing plans ... plus the cutest shoulder master of all time. The First Law Trilogy is an adventure, the development of the characters of which takes place in tough, unpredictable, convincing ways, in an equally tough and strange world. In a world that is sometimes awful and always amazing ... ”John Meany. “Abercrombie went straight to superstar status” J. Vandermeer. After such statements, it is somehow hard to believe in skeptical statements about stagnation in the genre ... Lived in North London. He currently lives in Bath, Sommerset with his wife Lou and two daughters. She does not plan to change the current rhythm of life and move from freelancers to the category of "professional writers". By the way, anticipating idle curiosity, we can add that neither the writer Lynn Abercrombie, nor the jazz guitarist John Abercrombie are his relatives. Two years in a row he was nominated for the John W. Campbell Award. Also, twice his novels were recognized as "books of the year" by visitors to the popular thematic resource SFF World. Together with Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett and Tea Mieville in early 2008, Joe participated in the BBC television project "World of Fantasy", where he talked about ... the influence of Mervyn Peak on modern British fantasy. In June 2009, Abercrombie`s new book, Best Served Cold, was released. A separate (ie off-cycle) novel about mercenaries, painful deaths and crooked paths, which takes place in the world of "First Law" four years after the events of the debut trilogy. The author himself speaks of this book as "dark, tough, and very, very bloody ..." and describes it as a "fantasy thriller". It became his first work with an officially approved map. By the way, you could get acquainted with some of the main characters of the novel even in the second volume of the debut trilogy. Best Served Cold was voted Best Novel of 2009 by SFFWorld, and was ranked 3rd in Readers` Choice at SF Site. Abercrombie`s story ("The Fool Jobs") will be published in the anthology of heroic fantasy by Lou Anders and Jonathan Strahan at the end of June 2010, and a new novel by the writer - "The Heroes" is scheduled for release in 2011. Finally, let`s give the floor to the author himself, because who can say better than himself? “You can keep the Aragorns and Gandalfs. I`d rather drink a pint of beer with Boromir and Saruman. Although, if you think about it, Saruman is probably one of those who prefer drinks made from pure malt ... "" It is clear that you cannot compose a story that takes place in a fictional world without creating this world, but what you create, must be convincing. I just think that such an aspect of epic fantasy, as a detailed description of the world order, often goes so far as to overwhelm everything else. People are trying to “re-practice the Professor”; endlessly vie with each other to be the author of the most detailed, complex and longest book. It`s like the whole idea was to draw a set of geographic maps and - wow, we solved all the problems! - it remains only to sketch out a couple of touchingly clichéd characters. So that there is someone to wander between Zanwonz and Vibwab, along the way, through leisurely conversation, leaking information about how their magical system functions ... But for me, the stories are really interesting to me only in characters and dialogues ... The detailed descriptions are great in the places where they are really needed. But not at the expense of those things that actually make history "the right one", right? " “Ultimately, I guess I was just trying to write books that I wanted to read myself. An epic blend of love, war, and more. A certain amount of torture, a certain amount of intrigue. A bit of mystery and a bit of magic. Few bed scenes and a hell of a lot of adrenaline-pumping violence. A couple of grandiose paintings that generate awe and a couple of sickening surprises on the way to a thrilling, shocking climax. Laughter, tears and a little nausea. The whole gamut of emotions. And most importantly, there are several energetic characters, with tough but funny dialogues. Is it enough? Do not consider it arrogance, can I ask you for $ 10? " From Abercrombie`s interview to sfx.co.uk Official site: www.joeabercrombie.com Blog: www.joeabercrombie.com/news.htm