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


Bookburners Reread: Episode 2, “Anywhere But Here”

Episode two opens with Sal, metaphorical backpack and soup canister in hand, arriving for her first day at work – in Rome. #SceneChange #DemonHuntingGlobeTrotters #AllRoadsLeadToRome #YesIAmAwareHashtagsDon’tWorkLikeThis


Bookburners Reread: Episode 1, “Book, Badge, and Candle”

Welcome to the Bookburners reread! Every week your stalwart guide will be rereading an episode of the exciting urban fantasy serial by Max Gladstone, Margaret Dunlap, Mur Lafferty and Brian Francis Slattery.

From The Writers' Room

Max Gladstone on writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Ep 3: “Double Blind”

By making Our Heroes stretch themselves to their limit, we got to see them at their least guarded so far—and it's no mean trick, trying to get inside the emotional walls of a spy!

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Awards Eligibility

Serial Box is so proud of all of the fantastic fiction we published in our inaugural year! Should anyone be inclined towards award nominations, here is a complete list of our eligible items.

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New Episode! The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 3: “Double Blind”

A high-stakes cat-and-mouse game unfolds across the frozen streets of Prague.

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Lindsay Smith and Max Gladstone on writing The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Ep 1: “A Long, Cold Winter”

Here’s the setup. Here are your friends. Here are their demons. Get ready to watch them suffer.

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Serial Launch! The Witch Who Came In From The Cold – Episode 1: “A Long, Cold Winter”

The streets of Prague are a deadly chessboard on which the CIA and KGB make their moves, little dreaming that a deeper game is being played...

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Serial Launch: The Witch Who Came In From The Cold

Through a haze of cigarettes and vodka in Prague, deep in the heart of the Cold War, a special force of spies rely on sorcery to win their games of intrigue...

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Announcing Bookburners Season 2!

June, 2016 will find our favorite detective-turned-magic hunter ready to take on demons, angels, and maybe even her lingering feelings for a certain teammate.

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Max Gladstone on writing Bookburners Ep 16: “Siege”

And so our first season of Bookburners comes to an end. Thank you all for joining us on the ride!

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Season Finale! Bookburners Episode 16: “Siege”

With The Book of the Hand in their possession at last, Team Three can finally kick the Hand out of Sal's body.

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Bookburners Illustrated

When we wanted to see just what Sal, Asanti, and the whole Bookburnersteam might look like, we turned to Hong Kong born illustrator and comic book artist Yasmin Liang to work her magic.

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