Max Gladstone


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

Serial News

New Episode! The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 13: “Company Time”

When a long-buried mole comes to light, sending Operation ANCHISES off the rails, rival agents Gabe and Tanya are forced to take drastic action.


Bookburners Reread: Episode 9, “Ancient Wonders”

Better call the Oracle...


Bookburners Reread: Episode 8, “Under My Skin”

When it comes to tattoos in the City of Sin, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas.


Bookburners Reread: Episode 7, “Now and Then”

Sit down and let us tell you a story about Grace.

Serial News

Calling all Codebreakers: Operation Forte is a go

Every spy knows the importance of a solid code. And every counterintelligence officer knows the importance of cracking a rival’s code. Now, readers of The Witch Who Came In From the Cold are invited to join in a thrilling adventure of real-time codebreaking.

From The Writers' Room

Max Gladstone on writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 9: “Head Case”

My mission in this episode was simple: write a golem giving Our Heroes a hard time. How could I lose?


Bookburners Reread: Episode 6, “Big Sky”


Serial News

New Episode! The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 9: “Head Case”

As zero hour for Operation ANCHISES approaches, Prague’s CIA presence moves into place and the KGB tightens security.


Bookburners Reread: Episode 5, “The Market Arcanum”

The first rule of the Market Arcanum is that you do not talk about the Market Arcanum.

Serial News

Meet the Cast: The Witch Who Came In From The Cold

Artist Alice Duke brings our spies and sorcerers to life.


Bookburners Reread: Episode 4, “A Sorcerer’s Apprentice”

Don’t show up to a demon fight without your Grace…


Bookburners Reread: Episode 3, “Fair Weather”

“Fair Weather” opens on a lost Sal, adrift in the labyrinthian Vatican. She may know the South Bronx like the back of her hand but the endless marble corridors of His Holiness’ home take some learning. Just as she resigns herself to do that most dreaded thing – actually asking for directions – she is saved by Sexy Spec Ops Man!

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