Upcoming Works

 

We’re frequently asked about when to expect new work from Jim. No, we don’t have a release date for Peace Talks yet, but we have BOATLOADS of other awesome things going on.  Here’s what we have on the slate. New items (updated December 25th, 2018) are in RED. At a glance:

RECENT RELEASES

1/07/18: DFCO App (available for desktop and mobile).
2/20/18: Dog Men graphic novel trade hardcover.
6/05/18: Brief Cases short story anthology.
8/09/18: Two new DFCO expansions.
12/24/18: “Christmas Eve,” a new Dresden Files short story, was posted to jim-butcher.com as a gift for Jim’s fans.

DATES TBD

Dresden #16: Peace Talks
Cinder Spires #2: The Olympian Affair


THE DRESDEN FILES

Novels:

  • Jim is finally settled in his new home, and he’s since been industriously churning out new chapters of Peace Talks that torture Harry in fun and interesting ways, much to the betas’ joy and dismay.  We’re still quite a ways from having a release date, but we’ll announce any updates in the news blog.
Why’s Peace Talks Taking So Long?
(An explanation, so you can stop emailing complaints to the feedback box, which doesn’t reach Jim, and mainly just frustrates the folks running this site.)  Personal problems/life events spanning the past several years are what gummed up the works.

  • Got divorced, with all the fallout that comes from that.
  • His dog died, who was “the brains of the operation” as Jim tells it.
  • Got engaged, then remarried.
  • Moved to another state to live with his fiancee, now wife.
  • Lived in an apartment with no private writing space for years longer than intended because the contractor building his new house blew the deadline by a couple years at least.

That last bit made it especially hard for him to get traction on Peace Talks. Thankfully, the house is finally finished and Jim is back at work, under the guidance of his new canine buddy Bru and his wife’s four majestic cats.

As of March 22nd, 2019, the current draft of the novel is up to chapter 50. Progress!

Comics:

  • Dog Men was released as a hardcover compilation February 20th, 2018. It was adapted from Jim’s outline by Mark Powers and pencilled by Diego Galindo.
  • No word yet on what the next comic will be! We’ll make an announcement as soon as we have something to report.

Short Stories:

  • Jim published a second anthology of Dresden Files short stories, Brief Cases, on June 5th, 2018. This includes an exclusive new “bonus” novella, “Zoo Day,” told from Harry, Maggie, and Mouse’s POVs!
  • Christmas Eve, a new Dresden Files short story, was posted to jim-butcher.com as a gift for Jim’s fans on December 24th, 2018.

Games:

  • The Paranet Papers, Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game (DFCO), and The Dresden Files Accelerated RPG (DFAE) were released in Summer 2017!  Snag them from Evil Hat or your favorite local independent gaming store, or download the DFCO app.  It was released for Windows/macOS October 31st, 2017, and Android/iOS/Linux (SteamOS) on January 7, 2018.
  • Two new DFCO expansions, “Dead Ends” (Jared Kincaid and Mortimer Lindquist / Changes and Ghost Story) and “Winter Schemes” (Winter Knight Harry and Winter Lady Molly / Cold Days and Skin Game), were released August 9, 2018. 

THE CINDER SPIRES

  • The Aeronaut’s Windlass (#1) was released September 29th, 2015.
  • Jim will start writing The Olympian Affair (#2) when he finishes Peace Talks.

CODEX ALERA

  • Series complete with First Lord’s Fury (#6)!

OTHER

  • “Small Problems” (The Monster Hunter Files), a short story for Larry Correia and Bryan Thomas Schmidt’s Monster Hunter International anthology.  Released October 3rd, 2017. Buy it in hardcover!