Jan 132008

We have a wealth of new info about Backup, the hardcover chapbook being published by Subterranean Press.
Backup is a novelette written by Jim Butcher and illustrated by comics legend Mike Mignola, best known for creating Hellboy. Its length is tentatively set at 80 pages, and it will be published this Halloween in two editions, described below.

Let’s get something clear right up front.
I’m not Harry Dresden.
Harry’s a wizard. A genuine, honest-to-goodness wizard. He’s Gandalf on crack and an IV of Red Bull, with a big leather coat and a .44 revolver in his pocket. He’ll spit in the eye of gods and demons alike if he thinks it needs to be done, and to hell with the consequences–and yet somehow my little brother manages to remain a decent human being.
I’ll be damned if I know how.
But then, I’ll be damned regardless.
My name is Thomas Raith, and I’m a monster.

So begins “Backup” a twelve thousand word novelette set in Jim Butcher’s ultra-popular Dresden Files series. This time Harry’s in trouble he knows nothing about, and it’s up to his big brother Thomas to track him down and solve those little life-threatening difficulties without his little brother even noticing.
Backup will be available via Subterranean Press in two unique editions:
Limited: 500 signed numbered copies, bound in leather ($45)
Trade: full cloth bound hardcover copies ($20)
Go here to place your pre-order!
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