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Original Essays | September 18, 2014 0 comments
On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
Jim ButcherDescribe your latest book.
Most recently, I've been pounding out the fourth book in the Codex Alera series, Captain's Fury, and I'm in the midst of writing the finale even as I write these words. With any luck, it will be done before the weekend is out.
But the latest release is White Night, the ninth book of the Dresden Files. In it, Harry Dresden, Wizard at Large, manages to get himself involved in yet another fine mess when he comes across the trail of a serial killer who is murdering members of the magical middle class, the have-nots of the wizard world. He sets off to find and stop the killer before he can strike again and begins to get really nervous when mounting evidence makes a bleak case against his half-brother Thomas, the White Court vampire.
When one is dealing with the White Court, though, nothing is ever quite what it appears to be and Dresden may finally have gotten in over his head one time too many.
How to Slay Dragons, Catch Unicorns, Break into Publishing, and Do 101 Other Impossible Things, or... The Little Author That Could.
What fictional character would you like to date, and why?
I'm polite like that.
Introduce one other author you think people should read, and suggest a good book with which to start.
Offer a favorite sentence or passage from another writer.
What is your astrological sign? If you don't like what you were born with, to what sign would you change and why?
And come on, I'm a freaking Scorpio. We're wicked sexy and a little bit crazy. What Scorpio wouldn't want to be a Scorpio?
What is your idea of absolute happiness?
Finishing a close second to that is being piled on the couch with wife, son, and dog, eating Burger King and watching Buffy.
What is your favorite indulgence, either wicked or benign?
I've quit sixteen times in this year alone!
I've got multiple high level characters on Everquest and City of Heroes/Villains. I'm a Major in Battlefield II and a Brigadier General in Battlefield 2142! Do you have any idea what that means? One more rank, and I get to be... drum roll... a MAJOR. GENERAL.
Yes, yes. A Major General!
I'll be the very model of a modern major general; I'll have information vegetable, animal, and mineral; I'll know the Kings of England, and I'll quote the facts historical, from Marathon to Waterloo in order categoric You get the picture.