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Oct 182005
 

Harry Dresden has spent years being watched and suspected by the White Council’s Wardens. But now he is a Warden, and it sucks more than he thought… So when movie monsters start coming to life on his watch, it’s officially up to him to put them back where they came from. Only this time, his client is the White Council, and his investigation cannot fail — no matter who falls under suspicion, no matter the cost.
Proven Guilty, the eighth book in the Dresden Files, will be released in hardcover from Roc publishing in May 2006.
But in time for Halloween (Harry’s birthday!), we’ve got sample chapters for you! Starting today, and continuing for the next 3 Tuesdays (through November 8th), you’ll get a new preview chapter from the upcoming book.
Trick or treat? It’s all treat!

 Posted by on 2005/10/18 at 1:50 pm
Apr 052004
 

Here are some exciting excerpts of a press release from Sci Fi!
SCI FI’S Upcoming Television Events Shatter the Boundaries of Imagination
NEW YORK, April 5 /PRNewswire/ — SCI FI Channel, responsible for almost single-handedly reviving the miniseries format in the past few years, has established itself as the industry’s leading producer of original movies and awe-inspiring television events. Continuing to attract Hollywood’s hottest filmmakers, SCI FI has partnered with DreamWorks and Steven Spielberg for a second miniseries (the first was the Emmy Award-winning Steven Spielberg Presents TAKEN) entitled Nine Lives, and has signed deals in recent months with Martin Scorsese, Bryan Singer, Dean Devlin, Joel Silver and Gale Anne Hurd, among others. Oscar(R)-caliber actors such as Timothy Hutton, Randy Quaid and Isabella Rossellini lead the casts of SCI FI’s upcoming 2004 miniseries, while other stars have signed on for future epics.
Following is a list of projects that lead SCI FI’s development slate, with a number of luminaries making the Channel their creative home:

Dresden Files (working title)
Based on the best-selling “Dresden Files” novels by Jim Butcher, this 2-hour backdoor pilot film will be executive produced by Academy Award(R) winner Nicolas Cage and Norm Golightly of Saturn Films. Erik Dresden is a detective with extraordinary powers, the kind that could belong only to the descendant of a long line of wizards. Where others see the typical crimes of assault, kidnapping and serial killings, Erik sees otherworldly forces at work — which only he knows how to combat. Whether consulting for the police on inexplicable crimes or following his own cases, Erik has a unique outlook on the world, and wields a wry sense of humor as one of his most potent weapons. The project is produced by Lions Gate Television and Cage’s Saturn Films (The Life of David Gale, Shadow of the Vampire), with Morgan Gendel (Law & Order, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Next Generation) writing; Gendel and Anthony Peckham (Don’t Say a Word, 5 Days to Midnight) are executive producers.

 Posted by on 2004/04/05 at 7:12 pm

Hugo Announcement, More Wild Card, Con Update, and Kickstarter Reminder!

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May 172016
 

Lots to announce today!

As you may have already heard, The Aeronaut’s Windlass was nominated for Best Novel in the 2016 Hugo Awards!  This makes his third nomination, after Skin Game was tapped for Best Novel in 2015 and Welcome to the Jungle was short-listed for Best Graphic Story in 2009.  Jim’s fellow contenders are some of the most loved in the genre–Ann Leckie, N.K. Jemisin, Neal Stephenson, and Naomi Novik–so best of luck to all!  If you want to cast your vote in this or any category, you can register here.

Next, the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Came (or DFCO) Kickstarter ends in 48 hours!  For those late to the game, here’s a convenient summary of what each pledge level gets you!  You can read about the campaign in greater detail on the main page.

Also, we want to remind you of some upcoming conventions.  Jim has three more cons announced for this year, the first of which is this weekend!  Folks in the Kansas City area can meet him and get books signed at Planet Comicon this Friday through Sunday, then fans in Denver and Atlanta get their turn in mid-August and early September with Myths and Legends Con and DragonCon, respectively.  His schedule for this weekend is below.

FRIDAY, MAY 20th:
12pm – 2pm: Celebrity Area
3pm – 5pm: Wordfire Booth (#723)

SATURDAY, MAY 21st:
10:30 am – 12:30 pm: Celebrity Area
2pm – 4pm: Wordfire Booth (#723)

SUNDAY, MAY 22nd:
11am – 1pm: Wordfire Booth (#723)
2pm – 4pm: Celebrity Area

Finally, Issue #2 of the Wild Card graphic novel hits stores tomorrow!  Check out a five-page preview at Comic Book Resources, then snag a copy at your favorite local independent comics shop.

As always, you can keep informed about upcoming release dates at Jim’s Upcoming Works page.