R Scott Bakker

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Richard Scott Bakker, born February 2, 1967, is a Canadian author of fantasy fiction. He attended the University of Western Ontario before moving to London, Ontario, where he now lives with his wife.

R. Scott Bakker's work is dominated by a large series informally known as The Second Apocalypse, which Bakker began developing while in college in the 1980's. The series was originally planned to be a trilogy, with the first two books entitled The Prince of Nothing and The Aspect-Emperor. The third book has been referred to as The Book That Shall Not Be Named by Bakker, since the title of this book is considered to be a spoiler for the preceding volumes. However, when Bakker began writing the series in the early 2000's, he found it necessary to split each of the three novels into its own sub-series to incorporate all of the characters, themes and ideas he wished to explore. Bakker originally conceived of seven books: a trilogy and two duologies. This later shifted to two trilogies and one duology, with the acknowledgment that the third series may yet also expand to a trilogy.

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