Mar 022010

We have several news items to share this morning!
Firstly, Chapter One of Changes is now live! Look for Chapter Two next Tuesday. Take the edge off the wait by discussing them on the forum.
Secondly, today marks the release of Turn Coat in paperback. You can purchase Turn Coat and preorder Changes through the Store.
For the collectors in our readership, Subterranean Press has announced that their special edition of Grave Peril is winging its way to their printer. Watch their website for more info, including a tentative release date (the “December” listing is inaccurate). You can place your preorder here.
Finally, we’re adding one more event to Jim’s 2010 schedule: New York Comic Con!

  14 Responses to “News Roundup”

  1. Woo hoo!! Thanks Jim for coming to NYCC, my wife and i hadnt read any of your books when we saw you there 2 years (or so) ago, and now we have all of em, and love em!
    Thanks again

  2. Is it just me or does Jim’s writing style seem a little different. It seemed off to me. Like its still a rough draft version

  3. yeah this did seem like a rough draft, mickeyblu, but it also seemed to carry the shock of finding out that Harry has a kid. but what got me is that McAnally actually said more in this chapter than he has in all the other books combined!!!!

  4. I would agree with Richard. I think the writing style Butcher chose for Chapter 1 was intentionally rough to better show the fact that Dresden was in shock. Considering that all the books are from Dresden’s point of view, I think it was quite effective.

  5. Am I the only one happy that Turn Coat finally came to paperback? I love the hardcover version but its a beast to carry around, lets say, on the train. Or on my lunch at work. I’m going to enjoy re-reading while waiting for the next one in April.

  6. Yo Jimbo,
    Keep em coming,
    I wait a year for these things,
    “shakes fist”
    So good.

  7. It’s not a rough draft but given Jim’s aggressive writing schedule in 2009 it may have a few rough edges. Not that I’m complaining! I’ll take a guy who puts out a book a year on schedule (warts and all) over some kids who takes 3 years off and then decides he cant finish his story in less than 3000 pages.

  8. I too agree with Richard; It didn’t seem particularly rough to me (although perhaps I was just over-excited at reading the first chapter). To me it felt… emotional? Raw? Not gonna lie, I had tears prickling in my eyes two-thirds of the way through…
    … and then Mac and “grammar” made me laugh.
    Spoiled a good book-cry :P.

  9. It seems disjointed because that’s how Harry’s brain was working after the first sentence. It will be interesting to see who the second character is that he runs into in Chapter 2 and if his thoughts congeal a little better.

  10. Is it just me or has anyone noticed that some of the characters in these gooks posess a measure of prophesy, i mean father forthill, the gatekeeper, michael, and mac just joined the ranks, kinda fitting that the first time mac speaks in full sentences that there is an unimaginable sense of prophesy.

  11. remember that Mac, and Morgan knew each others first names, i got twenty bucks that says Mac turns out to have some pretty extraordinary skills. Jim always seems to hint at him being more than normal… although it is hard to find really good beer on a tight budget

  12. Fans of Harry, get to right now … Harry’s reputation is on the line!

  13. The first chapter does have that raw feel to it, but that is how Harry feels after suddenly finding out something so huge. As a father myself, I know the feeling.

  14. Many broadway stagehands are Dresden fans, what show would you like a backstage tour when here for NYCC?

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