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« on: March 07, 2013, 06:23:01 PM »
Me thinks something is happening

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 06:32:56 PM »
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Congrats to Jim for selling the first three books in a new steampunk series, The Cinder Spires!

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    Penguin Group is continuing its relationship with bestselling fantasy writer Jim Butcher. The author of the Dresden Files and Codex Alera closed a seven-figure, three-book deal with his current publisher for a new series. Anne Sowards, at Roc, took world English rights to The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass, and two sequels, from agent Jennifer Jackson at Donald Maass Literary. Butcher recently published the 14th book in the Dresden Files, a series that has been adapted to TV (on SyFy channel) and turned into a comic book (published by Dynamite Entertainment). The Cinder Spires, Jackson said, is set in a world “of black spires that tower for miles over a mist-shrouded surface” and follows a war between two of the Spires: Spire Albion and Spire Aurora.

At the Reddit AMA a few months ago, Jim said, “It’s kinda League of Extraordinary Gentlemen meets Sherlock meets Hornblower. There are goggles and airships and steam power and bizarre crystal technology and talking cats, who are horrid little bullies.”

Jim is still writing the first book, The Aeronaut’s Windlass, so we don’t have a release date yet. We’ll let you know as soon as there’s something to announce!
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2013, 06:56:19 PM »
There are talking cats?  Yes!   ;D
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« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2013, 08:17:26 PM »
Don't worry; the talking changes their personality not one whit.
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« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2013, 08:59:02 PM »
Don't worry; the talking changes their personality not one whit.
So they are ruthless, fickle, and devious?
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« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2013, 11:47:08 PM »
So they are ruthless, fickle, and devious?

Exactamundo. :D

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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2013, 02:03:25 AM »
And superior to us in all ways. Don't believe me? Just ask them.
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 02:45:40 AM »
I can't express the level of stoked I am for this after hearing Priscilla and Shecky chat about how much they loved it well over a year ago. Then after seeing Jim over the holidays and listening to HIM talk about it, going to be epic!
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 03:01:58 AM »
Seriously. After only an eight-chapter "audition", I was chomping at the bit for more.
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013, 03:16:19 AM »
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013, 03:38:08 AM »
These cats make Cat Sith seem self-effacing and courteous.

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2013, 03:45:36 AM »
Are any of them called Tobermory?
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013, 11:51:45 AM »
Are any of them called Tobermory?

Ahh the memories.. but Saki was in error.. no way would a true speaker have let on he understood or even spoken to  a human he couldn't control. My opinion from what I know of our overlords.

 Any mention of a publication date or is that still in scheduling hands?
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013, 12:58:38 PM »
Any mention of a publication date or is that still in scheduling hands?

Nada. Jim's well into the writing, but given that a contract for the series was just signed, details haven't been released yet.
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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013, 03:28:23 PM »
These cats make Cat Sith seem self-effacing and courteous.
...this is horrifying.  I am starting to think that the cats must run everything.
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