We have just been informed that Jim will be doing a Reddit AMA at /r/books Tuesday, September 22nd, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm Eastern! That’s 11:30am to 1:30pm Pacific and 6:30 to 8:30pm GMT. Use this time zone converter to determine what time the AMA will begin in your area. Hope to see you there!
Lots of news to catch up on!
THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS
This week, you can read chapter 4 of The Aeronaut’s Windlass, our last sample chapter before the book’s release next Tuesday, September 29th! Enjoy!
As a reminder, fans around the globe can pre-order a signed copy of The Aeronaut’s Windlass or any of Jim’s prior works through Dog Eared Books’ Virtual Signing! Also, publisher Ace/Roc is giving away eight copies of The Aeronaut’s Windlass to lucky fans. Enter here for a chance to win! U.S. residents only.
Tyler Walpole, cover artist for the Dresden Files RPG, has unveiled a stunning new illustration of Harry kicking supernatural evil ass! He’s selling limited edition, signed (by himself and Jim!), archival-quality prints through his website. Grab one before they’re gone!
Jim Butcher’s newest Subterranean Press limited edition, White Night, is now up for preorder. Like the volumes that preceded it, this deluxe edition includes illustrations by Vincent Chong.
Salt Lake City Comic Con
Thursday, September 24th:
2-3pm: Signing at WordFire Press (Booth 1701)
7-8pm: Shadow Mountain Signing (Booth 1401)
Friday, September 25th:
2-3:30 pm: Signing with Wordfire Press (Booth 1701)
3-3: 50 pm: Fantasy and Heavy Metal (Room 151G); Guests: Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Peter Orullian—Moderator
5-5:50pm: Writing Fantasy: An inside look at the art of creating the fantastic (Room 250A); Guests: Terry Brooks, Jim Butcher, David Farland, Jessica Day George, James A. Owen, R.A. Salvatore, Shawn Speakman—Moderator
Saturday, September 26th:
12-12:50 pm: Jim Butcher Spotlight Panel (Room 250A)
2-3:30 pm: Signing at Badali Jewelry (Booth number: 1023 — Free ticket required, available at booth #1023)
4-4:50 pm: Urban Fantasy (Room 355); Guests: Terry Brooks, Jim Butcher, Larry Correia, Kevin Hearne, J.R. Johansson, Shawn Speakman—Moderator
6-7 pm: Signing at WordFire Press (Booth 1701)
Thank you so much for your outpouring of well-wishes and sympathy after the passing of Jim’s ferocious Bichon Frisé guard dog, Frost. We’re so grateful for your continued support of Missouri Pit Bull Rescue, Jim’s favorite charity! With your help, they’ll be able to do a lot of good for these misunderstood dogs and the families who love them.
We set up this news post to announce that another chapter of The Aeronaut’s Windlass had gone live on Jim’s site, but something much more important has happened that demands this week’s spotlight. We are heartbroken to announce that Jim’s faithful and beloved dog, Frost, passed away today after a long battle with cancer.
Frost, short for “Frostbite Doomreaver McBane Butcher,” had a heroic streak worthy of a dog many times his size. Jim has often claimed Mouse is based on “what Frost thinks he is,” and this doggy assessment is totally justified. You may have heard Jim recount the tale of how Frost defended Jim’s son from a bear, or how he fought off a coyote. We hope the afterlife has sufficient bacon.
We encourage folks to make donations to Missouri Pitbull Rescue in Frost’s honor.
What’s steampunk without a little copper? Check out the lush 13″x19″ copper foil posters of Priscilla Spencer’s Habble Morning art for The Aeronaut’s Windlass, now for sale in signed and unsigned versions!
After seeing these stunning results, we’re going to try to have posters of Habble Landing and Predator ready for Jim’s book tour in late September. We’ll launch a preorder soon!
You now can now read the first two sample chapters of The Aeronaut’s Windlass! Or rather, the Prologue and Chapter One. Check ’em out! We’ll have the next chapter for you next week. In the meantime, you can preorder your copy in Hardcover, Kindle, iBooks, or Audio format through our store!
Also, with apologies for the delay, you can download Chris McGrath’s stunning cover art as a desktop in a gaggle of lovely resolutions!
We’ll upload the maps Tuesday or Wednesday–depends on when we get the POSTERS back from the printer! Soon, fans will be able to buy maps signed by Priscilla Spencer (me, the artist) and Jim at his Friday and Saturday DragonCon signings and online at Priscilla’s web store. Details forthcoming!
Fans around the globe can pre-order a signed, personalized copy of The Aeronaut’s Windlass or any of Jim’s prior works through Dog Eared Books’ Virtual Signing! Order deadline for name personalization is September 21st.
DRAGON CON REMINDER
For fans attending DragonCon, his schedule is here. Note the addition of a signing at Badali Jewelry (booth #2422) Saturday at 1pm! To attend, you’ll need to pick up a free ticket at the Badali booth Friday or Saturday morning. This is Jim’s only ticketed signing–the others you’ll just need to arrive really, really early for. His signing lines tend to be a little insane! Hope to see you there!