By Jim Butcher
Illustrated by: Mike Mignola
Trade: $20 (preorder--to be published in October)
Length: 72 pages
Let's get something clear right up front.
I'm not Harry Dresden.
Harry's a wizard. A genuine, honest-to-goodness wizard. He's Gandalf on crack and an IV of Red Bull, with a big leather coat and a .44 revolver in his pocket. He'll spit in the eye of gods and demons alike if he thinks it needs to be done, and to hell with the consequences--and yet somehow my little brother manages to remain a decent human being.
I'll be damned if I know how.
But then, I'll be damned regardless.
My name is Thomas Raith, and I'm a monster.
So begins "Backup" a twelve thousand word novelette set in Jim Butcher's ultra-popular Dresden Files series. This time Harry's in trouble he knows nothing about, and it's up to his big brother Thomas to track him down and solve those little life-threatening difficulties without his little brother even noticing.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Harry Dresden Fans and Collectors Take Note
Subterranean Press has a trade edition of a Harry Dresden novella coming out in October and apparently it is about to be sold out. They advised - "Just a little advance warning to everyone. In the past week, we've received an unprecedented number of wholesale and online bookstore orders for Jim Butcher's Dresden Files novelette, Backup, so many that we may not be able to fill all of those orders when the book is shipping. (Everyone who has already ordered direct or does so before the book is published will be covered." So if you need your Dresden fix, order it now.