May 28
2019

2019 Locus Awards finalists

The 2019 Locus Awards Finalists include Yoon Ha Lee, Seth Dickinson, Martha Wells, Elizabeth Bear, Cherie Priest, and Jim Butcher! Congratulations to all!

SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL
Revenant Gun, Yoon Ha Lee (Solaris US; Solaris UK)

FANTASY NOVEL
The Monster Baru Cormorant, Seth Dickinson (Tor)

YOUNG ADULT BOOK
The Agony House, Cherie Priest & Tara O’Connor (Levine)

NOVELLA
Artificial Condition, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)
Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells (Tor.com Publishing)

NOVELETTE
“Okay, Glory”, Elizabeth Bear (Twelve Tomorrows)

SHORT STORY
“The Starship and the Temple Cat”, Yoon Ha Lee (Beneath Ceaseless Skies 2/1/18)

COLLECTION
Brief Cases, Jim Butcher (Ace; Orbit UK)

Jul 17
2018

Audio edition of Brief Cases is a NYT bestseller!

Congratulations to Jim Butcher on the audio edition of Brief Cases hitting the New York Times audio fiction bestsellers list!

Jun 20
2018

Publishers Weekly on Brief Cases

Brief Cases by Jim Butcher

“This entertaining collection assembles 11 reprints and one brand new novella, all set in the world of Butcher’s popular Chicago-based wizard PI, Harry Dresden (last seen in 2014’s Skin Game). In a trio of lighthearted Bigfoot-centric stories, Harry helps out an erudite Sasquatch named River Shoulders on behalf of his half-human son, Irwin. In “Bombshells,” Harry’s apprentice, the quick-thinking Molly Carpenter, goes up against a powerful foe (while wearing a little black dress, no less), and in “Even Hand,” Harry’s sworn enemy, dapper crime boss John Marcone, takes drastic steps to protect an innocent child. The Wild West–set crowd-pleaser “A Fistful of Warlocks” features White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, who teams up with Wyatt Earp to put a stop to some very dark deeds. The standout is the tender original novella, “Zoo Day,” in which Harry takes his 10-year-old daughter, Maggie, to the zoo. First they encounter a young warlock in need of Harry’s help, and then Maggie is attacked by a group of haunts.” — Publishers Weekly

Jun 15
2018

Brief Cases is a NYT and USA Today bestseller!

Brief Cases by Jim Butcher debuts at #5 on the New York Times hardcover bestsellers list!

It also debuts at #8 on USA Today‘s bestseller list!

Congratulations, Jim!

Jun 13
2018

Library Journal on Brief Cases

Brief Cases by Jim Butcher

“In a collection that follows Side Jobs, 12 stories, including a trio of Bigfoot tales and the never-before-published “Zoo Day,” star wizard Harry Dresden and his associates once again. John Marcone shows that even criminals have rules when he defends those seeking shelter with him in “Even Hand.” Apprentice Molly Carpenter learns WWHD—What Would Harry Do?—as she searches for vampire Thomas Roth in “Bombshells,” then uncovers the truth of her new role as the Winter Lady in “Cold Case.” It’s been four years since the last full Dresden novel (Skin Game) was released, so readers will become reacquainted with Dresden’s gritty wit, the Chicago setting, and the not-so-happy endings typical of these urban fantasy tales. Butcher shows there is a dark side, even to those considered heroes. And while these pieces will be familiar to those already acquainted with the series, as many have been previously published, newbies meeting the author’s iconic protagonists for the first time will not be too lost within these pages. VERDICT: Butcher’s die-hard fans, along with short story fantasy enthusiasts, will find this compilation irresistible.” — Library Journal

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