Max Gladstone

Author

Max Gladstone is the Lead Writer on Bookburners, and a team writer on The Witch Who Came In From The Cold, both from Serial Box. He was thrown from a horse in Mongolia, drank almond milk with monks on Wudang Shan, and wrecked a bicycle in Angkor Wat. Max is also the author of the Craft Sequence of books about undead gods and skeletal law wizards—Full Fathom Five, Three Parts Dead, Two Serpents Rise, and Last First Snow. Max fools everyone by actually writing novels in the coffee shops of Davis Square in Somerville, MA. His dreams are much nicer than you’d expect. He tweets as @maxgladstone and can be found online at MaxGladstone.com.

#ColdWitch History Lessons

Codex Gigas: The Devil’s Bible of Czechoslovakia

Let's celebrate the end of our #ColdWitch research journey with a very special Bookburners crossover edition of Cold Witch History Lessons. Let's take a look into the Codex Gigas, also known as the Czechoslovakian Devil's Bible.

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New Episode! Bookburners S2E8: “Present Infinity”

A fixed Orb and a lead on Team Four sends Sal and the gang on a truly mind-bending manhunt.

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Transport Yourself to Late 60s Prague with these Gorgeous Videos

Strap on your helmets and let's spend this Sunday traveling through time into the world of "The Witch Who Came in from the Cold."

From The Writers' Room

Amal El-Mohtar on writing Bookburners S02 E07: “Fire and Ice”

Borders are much on my mind – as well as the question of who’s allowed through them, when, how, and what they get called once they’re on the other side. Writing fantasy – where I can decant my anger into beings of living flame – is what allows me to approach topics I find otherwise paralysing.

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Pražský Orloj: Prague’s 600 year-old Astronomical Clock

This cursed astronomical clock will tell you almost anything, except for the time of day.

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New Episode! Bookburners S2E7: “Fire and Ice”

A fiery mystery leads the team to Canada where they learn about more than just the contentious fishing industry of Manitoba.

The One With

Andrea Phillips and the One With the Gunpowder

Let me spread to you the good word of Six Flying Dragons, my new obsession-slash-fandom. It's all of the personal drama and spine-shivers of "Wow, this really happened," except that, for me, it opened up realms of compelling history that I'd never heard a whisper about before.

#ColdWitch History Lessons

Inside a Soviet Nuclear Depot from 1960s Czechoslovakia

In the 1960s, Nikita Khrushchev commissioned the construction of a giant underground bunker near the Czech town of Misov, located southwest of Prague and less than 40 miles from the German border. Some say that the site was such a guarded secret that it is not even known whether nuclear warheads were actually ever placed there, though many have surmised that the bunker was fully operational during the Cold War. So, what's left of the nuclear bunker? Take a look at these great photos!

From The Writers' Room

Max Gladstone on writing Bookburners S2E6: “Incognita”

It’s hard, coming home. Hard for different reasons, mind, depending on who’s homecoming and why. Coming home means asking yourself why you left. Coming home means accepting that the place you left doesn’t exist any more...and sometimes, coming home means fighting monsters.

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Rectal Kits, Cyanide Spectacles, & Lipstick Guns: Even More Cold War Era Spy Gadgets

As any real agent knows, inconspicuous accessories are some of the most important gear a spy can carry. Now, who can truly say they've never dreamed of owning a gun disguised as lipstick? James and Jane Bonds of the world, eat your heart out.

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New Episode! Bookburners S2E6: “Incognita”

Liam and Grace travel to Shanghai to investigate a lead on the Orb – and hopefully their own pasts.

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Czech Film Posters of the 1960s and 1970s

During the post-Stalin period, cultural institutions were given a new life and, fueled by increased cultural import, artistic experimentation grew dramatically throughout the country. This growth was particularly apparent in Czech film poster design, lasting even past the Prague Spring and up to the fall of the USSR. Take a look at some works by our favorite graphic designers of the era.

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