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Old 05-11-2013, 12:53 PM   #1966
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Jim has done a slew of interviews lately! Check ‘em out:

Geek Hard flagged Jim down at Ad Astra for a four-part interview spectacular: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
So did Rebecca Lovatt
John Ward interviewed Jim for his new G+ Urban Fantasy community Salt Circle
Angelique Toschi chatted with Jim at the conclusion of the WyrdCon Kickstarter.

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This hangout was done for the Urban Fantasy Fans Author community on Google+. We spend a half-hour talking to Jim Butcher about his books and asking questions about the Dresden Files series. All of the questions were ones that were submitted by members of the Urban Fantasy Fans community.

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Ahh...the reference to London influenced me to remember and start on the book I'm reading right now, Cursed (Alex Verus #2) by Benedict Jacka. Some time ago Jim Butcher mentioned this author/series in an interview and I gave the first one in the series, Fated (Alex Verus #1) a read, liked it a lot and put the rest of the series on my TBR list:

Fated (2012)
Cursed (2012)
Taken (2012)
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I started reading Fated by Benedict Jacka. I am only on chapter 3 but I am loving it so far.

My favourite part so far is:

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If there's one thing all diviners share, it's curiosity. We really can't help it; it's just part of who we are. (here is the best part) If you dug a tunnel somewhere in the wilderness a thousand miles from anywhere and hung a sign on it saying, Warning, this leads to the Temple of Horrendous Doom. Do not enter, ever. No, not even then, you'd get back from lunch to find a diviner already inside and two more about to go in.


I can picture this so clearly in my mind. I love it when an author can do that.
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Indeed, I also really, really liked "Fated".

And "Cursed".

And ... "Taken" ... as far as I am with it.

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Thanks for the recommend, guys.
I picked up "Fated" a couple of days ago and powered through it. Now I'm halfway through "Cursed" and it's looking like this'll be another series that I'm gonna have trouble with waiting for the next installment.

Speaking of next installments, what's the count at for "Skin Game", Pookeysgirl?

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Ahh...the reference to London influenced me to remember and start on the book I'm reading right now, Cursed (Alex Verus #2) by Benedict Jacka. Some time ago Jim Butcher mentioned this author/series in an interview and I gave the first one in the series, Fated (Alex Verus #1) a read, liked it a lot and put the rest of the series on my TBR list:

Fated (2012)
Cursed (2012)
Taken (2012)
Chosen, slated for September 2013
I started reading this on your recoomendation as well, it is very good, although I am only a few chapters into Cursed. For which I curse you, as my TBR list is way too long already AND YOU JUST STOLE FIRST PLACE ON IT so how will I EVER FINISH ALL MY BOOKS?!?!?!?! HELP!!!!!!!!!

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I started reading this on your recoomendation as well, it is very good, although I am only a few chapters into Cursed. For which I curse you, as my TBR list is way too long already AND YOU JUST STOLE FIRST PLACE ON IT so how will I EVER FINISH ALL MY BOOKS?!?!?!?! HELP!!!!!!!!!
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Nyssa yells at me from time to time (actually quite often) for adding to her TBR that is already of considerable size. But she's never done so with such vehemence!

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I started reading this on your recoomendation as well, it is very good, although I am only a few chapters into Cursed. For which I curse you, as my TBR list is way too long already AND YOU JUST STOLE FIRST PLACE ON IT so how will I EVER FINISH ALL MY BOOKS?!?!?!?! HELP!!!!!!!!!
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Not when I wrote it, and not when I try to edit it either. That's why I'm so confused. And annoyed, because it totally messes up my rant.

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It appears there's a limit to repetitive smilies! Probably a bug. I always put a space before or after a smilie to seperate it from other stuff.

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So, being the Butcher fanboy that I am, I couldn't help but notice the lack of bubbling excitement for Butcher's new planned series, The Cinder Spires (series name, for now) - The Aeronaut's Windlass (book name, for now). It's his foray into a steampunk setting. And while not much is known yet (such as the release and stuff), I've found it terribly exciting. I think that he wrote somewhere that he had finished writing it before the new year (aka end of 2012), but I've no idea if that's a first draft or like the last revision or whatever.

This is perhaps the longest cohesive text I've found so far about the series:

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“I love to play with that stuff and try to use them in ways people aren't used to, and it's been a really rewarding book for me to write. I've had a lot of fun writing it.”
And also, from various Q&A videos on YouTube, that there are these mobster cat people (I was immediately drawn to picture Canim only as cats) that are the bosses in these spires and can therefor do as they please quite a bit. And that the ground, the reason for why they are all up high, is that there is a massive war / struggle going on on the ground which makes it an incredibly dangerous place.

It's not much I know, but I have such trust in Butcher that it has left me wanting more already. Right there up with Skin Game (which sounds way to awesome from the spoiled "blurb" or whatnot). Anyone know anything else about the series or just want to chime in with their desire for this new type of literary crack (hopefully!) that's coming?
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