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Comrade Alex
07-29-2013, 09:47 AM
Hello evryone,

want to borrow your brain for a sec.

George R.R. Marting has been blogging about his latest anthology "DANGEROUS WOMEN". One of the contributors - Jim Butcher, with Molly Carpenter short story "Bombshell" from Dresden Files -

From your past expirinece, will this book published as limited edition later?
Will the signed copies be offered by the publisher?
As far as i can tell, the only way to get it signed by GRRM and JB is to buy the book and mail to to GRRM (he still signed his books this way in Jan 2013) and get it sign by JB in person.

What do you think?


Comrade Alex
08-12-2013, 06:10 AM
Hi guys, now is a good time to get S/L editions directly from publisher at 50% - http://subterraneanpress.com/news/50_off_in_print_books_for_the_next_24_hours
3 title availavle here http://subterraneanpress.com/site/search/e455a594e6f533a2a2fcef968af583dc/

Ben Staad
08-12-2013, 10:07 AM
Cool. Thanks for the info. Hopefully some members can take advantage of this.

Comrade Alex
08-12-2013, 10:17 AM
Re-post from http://www.jim-butcher.com/posts/2013/jims-dragon-con-schedule

Here’s Jim’s tentative schedule for Dragon*Con, which will take place Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, GA! We’ll update this list closer to the event when everything is confirmed.
Also, the wonderful Pamela will be posting reminders about Jim’s appearances (plus notifications if anything changes at the last minute) on twitter at @JimAtDragonCon.
Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Fri 02:30 pm Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Faith Hunter, Jim Butcher, Larry Niven)
Title: The Clockwork Century & The Cinder Spires
Description: Step into Cherie Priest’s world of The Clockwork Century! Then, find out more about The Cinder Spires, master author Jim Butcher’s upcoming work.
Time: Fri 05:30 pm Location: Peachtree Ballroom A-F – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Cherie Priest)
Title: The Men of Urban Fantasy
Description: Panel discussion with men currently writing in the field.
Time: Fri 08:30 pm Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, James R. Tuck, D.B. Jackson, John G. Hartness, S. M. Stirling, Jonathan Maberry)
Title: Fightin’ and Writin’
Description: Panelists discuss action and fight scenes in this popular panel.
Time: Fri 10:00 pm Location: Embassy D-F – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Kevin D. Dockery, John D. Ringo, Sabutai Musashi, Jim Butcher, Faith Hunter)
Title: Mighty Men of Fantasy and SF
Time: Sat 11:30 am Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Kevin J. Anderson, D.B. Jackson, Jim Butcher)
Title: Sword and Laser Podcast – LIVE
Description: Veronica Belmont and Tom Merritt bring their podcast about all things Sci-Fi and Fantasy back to Dragon Con.
Time: Sat 02:30 pm Location: A601 – A602 – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Tom Merritt, Veronica Belmont, Jim Butcher)
Title: Spellbound: The Use of Magic in Urban Fantasy
Description: Authors discuss the magic users and systems that appear in their books
Time: Sat 04:00 pm Location: Peachtree Ballroom A-F – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Laurell K. Hamilton, Faith Hunter, Laura Anne Gilman, Linda Robertson, D.B. Jackson)
Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Sun 10:00 am Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Georgia McBride, Clay and Susan Griffith, Jack Campbell)
Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Sun 11:30 am Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Bobby Nash, M. B. Weston, Milton J Davis, John Brightman)
Title: An hour with Jim Butcher
Description: Interview and Q&A with the author of the Dresden Files
Time: Sun 04:00 pm Location: Peachtree Ballroom A-F – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher)
Title: Autograph Sessions
Time: Mon 10:00 am Location: International Hall South – Marriott (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher)
Title: The Fae: Friend or Foe?
Description: Authors discuss various portrayals of the Fae in literature and their own works
Time: Mon 01:00 pm Location: International BC – Westin (Length: 1 Hour)
(Tentative Panelists: Jim Butcher, Kalayna Price, Alethea Kontis, Ted Naifeh, Leanna Renee Hieber, Jana Oliver)

04-19-2014, 03:41 AM
Opening up for a matched-number set of the Subterranean Press editions of the Dresden Files books.
Feel free to respond/comment. Thanks.

05-16-2014, 07:31 AM
In case you missed it

05-16-2014, 02:43 PM
Never read a Jim Butcher before - suggestions on one to start with and what I can expect?

Comrade Alex
08-19-2014, 01:32 PM
Hello Dr.Zaius

I opened this thread, so let me share my experience with JB books.
Dresden Files include 15 books (3 more or so coming).
Full list here - http://www.jim-butcher.com/books/dresden
The first book in this series I read (actually listened as audiobook) was book #13 "Ghost Story". Picked it up at random at local library and got hooked for life :)
I'd describe it as "Harry Porter for adults".
Well written, very dynamic, good mix of real life and magic world. Vivid characters, harsh humor, good intentions with well known results.
So start with "Storm Front" (book 1).
The only thing to keep in mind (of course if you get into DF) - by the time you are done 16 existing books, you'll be suffering for the next 3 years, waiting for the next installment release.
Let me know if you want to now more.
Have fun!


08-20-2014, 05:35 PM
Thanks for the detailed response. I will get around one of these this fall. I'll let you know what I think!

08-21-2014, 09:13 AM
If I liked the TV show, is it a safe bet that I will enjoy the books?

Comrade Alex
08-21-2014, 12:44 PM
Hey Scoogs,
I think so, as long as you will not expect the books to correlate to the show much.
The books contain more action, more magic, more consistent storyline, more developed characters, some dark humor.
There is a community of the DF fans dwelling here http://www.jimbutcheronline.com/bb/index.php/board,2.0.html
I like this piece of DF art – it captured Harry's essence - http://www.deviantart.com/art/Harry-Dresden-217278313
Enjoy the books!


If I liked the TV show, is it a safe bet that I will enjoy the books?

08-21-2014, 05:18 PM
Alex Thanks for the info.

I know he has another series of books - Codex Alera. Which one is better ?

Comrade Alex
08-27-2014, 08:15 AM
Alex Thanks for the info.

I know he has another series of books - Codex Alera. Which one is better ?

Hi Sharki,
sorry for the late reply (was on vacation first and dealing with after vacation pile up). You are right, Jim Has Codex Alera series. Codex Alera is a classic fantasy saga and quite different from the Dresden Files. I managed to get thru half of the first book but got distracted, and by the time I was ready to continue, I realised that I lost interest.
So for me Dresden Files books are MUCH better than Codex Alera.

Hope this helps,

Comrade Alex
08-27-2014, 08:21 AM
Audible.com twited yesterday
If you missed any of this year's #DailyDeal titles, now's your chance- for 48 hours only! http://t.co/oVYOp943I6
Among other 100 highly rated audiobooks, this one catch my attention:

Storm Front: The Dresden Files, Book 1
By Jim Butcher
Narrated by James Marsters
Series: The Dresden Files, Book 1
Length:8 hrs and 1 min
Release Date: 06-10-09
Rating: 4.20 (11094 ratings)

Price: 2.95$ (normal price - 27$ )

Hardcore Jim Butcher fans admire his books Narrated by James Marsters.
Here is the chance to listen to it.
My local library has the latest 3-4 DF audiobooks, but none of the earlier one.

Comrade Alex
10-16-2014, 02:17 PM
Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: War Cry Signed Limited Edition
available for pre-order
http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Butchers-Dresden-Files-Limited/dp/1606905759 - 30% off
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/jim-butchers-dresden-files-jim-butcher/1120264375?ean=9781606905753 -28% off
http://www.dynamite.com/htmlfiles/viewProduct.html?PRO=C1606905759 - by the publisher

10-17-2014, 05:48 AM
Thanks. Ordered one.

06-06-2015, 04:11 AM
A quick for Jim Butcher collectors:

The Geeks Doing Good Indie GoGo is up and running:


--and among the items of interest:

Book Bundle D:
The MYSTERY BOX returns! This is a book bundle full of books from a few different genres and many different authors. Even cooler, it comes with a sampler of Jim Butcher's upcoming book, The Aeronaut's Windlass. If you never want to say "I wonder what I should read..." again, grab Book Bundle D and be set for the rest of your summer reading. Due to high international shipping costs on this heavy box, ONLY SHIPS IN THE US.

I saw the first ARC of AW on eBay earlier this week (the book, which is the first in a new series, The Cinder Spires is due in September.)

If you're not familiar with Geeks Doing Good, I recommend it in any case, and there is a ton of cool stuff available.

Comrade Alex
06-08-2015, 12:49 PM
Thank you for sharing! 1/1 signed of AW is available for pre-order for 32$ at https://www.vjbooks.com/aeronauts-windlass-jim-butcher-signed-first-ed-p/butaero01.htm
I'm trying to locate 1/1 signed at the publisher - nothing showed up yet.

Also, Jim Butcher's Dresden Files: Down Town (Signed Limited Edition) Hardcover – Oct 6 2015 - 32% off preorder for 32$ here - http://www.amazon.ca/Jim-Butchers-Dresden-Files-Limited/dp/1606907018/ref=pd_sim_14_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0ZDBNE34MR5TDFN2NJVN

Another highly anticipated (by me) book (1/1,signed) is available for pre-order: Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/secondhand-souls-christopher-moore/1120611698?ean=9780062438577
This is sequel for Dirty Job, try it first.


Comrade Alex
06-22-2015, 12:46 PM

05-18-2016, 04:15 AM
This thread hasn't seen much action and few pictures of people's Butcher collections which is a travesty. Consider this a humble request to see some!

I'm looking to acquire a matching limited set so sorry if it's bad form but I wanted to bump the thread. If I manage to find some I'll fill the thread with pics, haha.

05-19-2016, 06:41 PM
The only Butcher books I've read are the Codex Alera Series, I would give it a very high recommendation.

I bought the limited edition of Furies Of Calderon, by Butcher.

05-28-2016, 07:58 PM

Got some Butcher. Still need the first two but I'm super pleased with the look of these limiteds.

02-13-2017, 11:20 AM
This thread needs some major love!!!
We are getting buried with Snowmaggedon here in Maine so time to take some photos of recent additions:


Lettered editions of Dresden Files by Subterranean Press

02-13-2017, 11:21 AM
Very nice! I haven't read any of his works yet myself, but I have a couple friends that are big fans of his work.

Grim Oak Press just announced a new Jim Butcher book recently too.

02-13-2017, 11:30 AM
Man, you should! So addictive! And so much fun as the series gets better and better with each book which is not normal.........

02-13-2017, 12:24 PM
What can I say? Astounding, really astounding. It's the first time I'm seeing the traycases for the early books too!

02-13-2017, 02:21 PM
Thanks buddy!