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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #720 on: October 30, 2016, 01:10:09 PM »
I can't find proof, but I am fairly certain that Knight Rider did rerun after it ended. Reminds me of how I remember being a big fan of the original Star Trek, even though I was only about 4 or 5 when it ended. I used to watch it on reruns in the early 70's.

It definitely reran in '87 and '88--I found quotes from people online who recall watching reruns those years--but I jut don't know the day of the week they were on. Harry specifically says he watched them on Friday.

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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #721 on: October 30, 2016, 05:20:20 PM »
It definitely reran in '87 and '88--I found quotes from people online who recall watching reruns those years--but I jut don't know the day of the week they were on. Harry specifically says he watched them on Friday.

The libraries I used to work at had microfilm collections of newspapers. if I still had access to them I could go back to 1987 and look up the TV listings.
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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #722 on: October 30, 2016, 06:59:43 PM »
I'm comfortable calling this a goof on Jim's part that wasn't caught by the betas. :D

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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #723 on: January 19, 2017, 09:17:15 PM »
Just noticed that Jury Duty isnt on the timeline.  I think it's supposed to be set after Skin Game, yes?
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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #724 on: January 24, 2017, 04:56:43 AM »
Just noticed that Jury Duty isnt on the timeline.  I think it's supposed to be set after Skin Game, yes?

Ah, thanks!  Yep, it's set after Skin Game. Likely mid-May, given that the judge's comment that her granddaughter is graduating high school in three weeks. Will add!

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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #725 on: January 27, 2017, 09:31:44 PM »
I just ran across an Anthology Pre-Order offer on Amazon, which Jim is apparently the author of? It doesn't say anything about the names of the short stories included ... and the new book isn't on this site, as far as I can see.
Would you clarify the details about "Urban Enemies" by Jim Butcher releasing on August 1, 2017?

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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #726 on: January 30, 2017, 01:28:53 PM »
I just ran across an Anthology Pre-Order offer on Amazon, which Jim is apparently the author of? It doesn't say anything about the names of the short stories included ... and the new book isn't on this site, as far as I can see.
Would you clarify the details about "Urban Enemies" by Jim Butcher releasing on August 1, 2017?

Thanks!

https://www.amazon.com/Urban-Enemies-Jim-Butcher/dp/1501155083
It is an anthology of short stories edited by Joseph Nassise, which includes a reprinting of Even Hand, a Dresden Files short story told from the point of view of John Marcone, which was originally published in Dark and Stormy Knights, edited by Pat Elrod. Jim was the first Aurthor listed and I think Amazon's system just displays his name first.   All of the Dresden Books and Short Stories are listed Here if you need a reference.
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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #727 on: January 30, 2017, 02:29:28 PM »
So we know that Elaine was born within a few months of Harry, anyone know of any more details on when, or who's older?
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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #728 on: February 08, 2017, 12:43:03 AM »
1812:  Ebenezar causes the New Madrid Earthquake [BR, 297], the largest earthquake ever recorded in the contiguous United States and an estimated 8.0 on the Richter scale.  Clearly, he's been Blackstaff for a long time!

Hey Priscellie, Jim gave us a ballpark figure for when Eb took up the blackstaff that conflicts with this.  Someone quoted ya on reddit and I was like, "Wait a minute..." and had to go digging. 

Eb took up the Blackstaff in 1884-1885 somewhere in there.  The Blackstaff chooses his successor. 
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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #729 on: February 08, 2017, 02:40:28 AM »
Hey Priscellie, Jim gave us a ballpark figure for when Eb took up the blackstaff that conflicts with this.  Someone quoted ya on reddit and I was like, "Wait a minute..." and had to go digging.

Jim tends to be more prone to mistakes when he's speaking off the cuff (and y'know, not being betaed :D), but who knows?  I'll run it by him.

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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #730 on: February 08, 2017, 07:54:06 PM »
Jim tends to be more prone to mistakes when he's speaking off the cuff (and y'know, not being betaed :D), but who knows?  I'll run it by him.

Sounds a bit like what I said recently about his response to a question I asked him at a signing once
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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #731 on: March 09, 2017, 07:18:58 PM »
Bolding of quote from book added:

Series (After Storm Front)

0 ASF, April: Storm Front.  Harry is 27 or 28, and he's been wizarding professionally for two years.  As an anonymous reader points out, "I was just starting Storm Front again, and I noticed this:
Quote from: Storm Front chapter 1
The end of the twentieth century and the dawn of the new millennium had seen something of a renaissance in the public awareness of the paranormal...
which would seem to imply that the events of Storm Front take place no earlier than 2000."  I'm guessing 2002 at the very earliest, meaning that the Dresden books occur a few years into the future with respect to when they're published.


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I can't find a reference to the bolded quote in the timeline any more...  I searched through the replies in the topic and couldn't find the reason, so can you provide it?
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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #732 on: March 10, 2017, 01:12:48 PM »
Random bit of specificity I can across that might fit in the "Eb and Langtry have know each other since way back" item:

Quote from: TC Ch 49
Ebenezar shrugged. Hes never been easy to read. And Ive known him since I was sixteen years old.
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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #733 on: March 11, 2017, 08:58:49 PM »
Bolding of quote from book added:
 which would seem to imply that the events of Storm Front take place no earlier than 2000."  I'm guessing 2002 at the very earliest, meaning that the Dresden books occur a few years into the future with respect to when they're published.



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I can't find a reference to the bolded quote in the timeline any more...  I searched through the replies in the topic and couldn't find the reason, so can you provide it?

I stopped considering that line evidence of a post-2000 start point because of all the various hints that the series was "written" years later.  From that perspective, Writer!Harry was referring to an overall trend that the books take place along.  Storm Front taking place at the end of the twentieth century makes total sense to me.


Random bit of specificity I can across that might fit in the "Eb and Langtry have know each other since way back" item:

Great catch!

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Re: Dresden Files: Series Timeline
« Reply #734 on: March 14, 2017, 05:57:02 PM »
This has probably already been pointed out, but I haven't read the entire ten year history of this thread.

Harry may not be an entirely reliable narrator, and personal memories are notoriously prone to unconscious editing.  Why not just figure that Harry's age and childhood media references (Knight Rider, etc.) are based on Jim's?  I expect that Bob might have exact dates, but he could have ended up in a situation such that Harry no longer has access to him for reference by the time Harry is meant to be writing his case memoirs.  Bob has basically moved on to a new owner by now, but maybe he gets captured by fae, or his skull home gets broken, etc.