Palling with the Paranet

In this week’s Dresden Drop, we catch up on Adam Mathison-Sward‘s delightful Paranet Pals fan comic!

But before we dive in, we have a couple pressing reminders and one exciting announcement:

Love for Battle Ground

Congratulations, Jim! Battle Ground has been named one of Amazon’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy novels of 2020. Check out the full list. It makes for a fantastic holiday buying guide for all the SFF lovers in your life. Congrats as well to all the other authors who made the cut!

Microfiction Contest Ends TONIGHT

Today is the LAST DAY to submit to the microfiction contest! We gave our fans this prompt: Write about either a birthday OR a holiday in the Dresdenverse. You have until midnight Pacific tonight to enter your <1500 word ficlet to yearofdresden(at)

Read the full rules in our Double Birthday Spectacular post under the “It’s My Birthday Too” subheading. Three winners (one grand prize and two runners-up) will receive their choice of a Mika Kuloda Art Print from Worldbuilders!

Final Round in the Goodreads Choice Awards

Peace Talks has made it into the FINAL ROUND of the Goodreads Choice Awards!

Goodreads Choice Awards Final Round

Folks have until November 30th to cast their ballots. Regardless of whether you voted in the prior rounds, this is a fresh slate and you can vote again. Check out all the excellent nominees in all categories and make your voice heard!

And now, today’s featured treat:

Palling with the Paranet

For the last several weeks, illustrator Adam Mathison-Sward has been creating a delightfully silly fan webcomic called The Paranet Pals.

Follow Adam on twitter or instagram for more. New installments every Sunday!

And that’s it for this week! Visit every Tuesday this year for weekly Drops of never-before-seen artwork, microfiction, interviews, contests, sample chapters for Peace Talks and Battle Ground, and other tasty tidbits in our celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Dresden Files. Join our new mailing list and follow @jimbutchernews on twitter to ensure you don’t miss a moment, and check the announcement post to catch up on prior Drops.

Still need a copy of Peace TalksBattle Ground, or anything else by Jim? Support your favorite local independent bookstore, or order in print, audio, or ebook through the Store. We believe you may still be able to grab a signed copy of Battle Ground from Mysterious Galaxy and Barbara’s Bookstore (though we STRONGLY RECOMMEND confirming availability of signed stock before placing your order at either place) or a book with a signed bookplate from Worldbuilders.

Battle Ground: On Sale Now!

Author: priscellie

Priscilla Spencer has been Jim's creative consultant since 2007. In addition to managing content for and its social media channels, she beta-reads all of Jim's works, serves as a thematic consultant on the graphic novels and role playing games, and illustrates the maps for his books. The whole "Year of Dresden" thing is largely her baby. Her latest claim to fame is directing the official book trailers for Peace Talks and Battle Ground. In her professional life, Priscilla is a Producer, Writer, Photographer, and Fantasy Map Illustrator working towards a career in producing TV. She enjoys musical theatre, gluten-free cooking, sci-fi/fantasy, and weightlifting. She aspires to travel the world and pet every dog.