Thursday, October 11

Jim Butcher Begins Another Series, The Cinder Spires: It's Steampunk!

Jim Butcher Begins Another Series: It's Steampunk!

Jim Butcher is starting a new series, and it's steampunk!

On August 16, 2012 Jim Butcher wrote:
Once the revision of COLD DAYS is done, I will be writing the first book of my Steampunk series, which is called The Cinder Spires at the moment. The first book, (working title of 'The Aeronaut's Windlass') should be around the length of the first Alera book, and I'm planning to get it done by year's end, AT WHICH POINT I will then begin the next Dresden novel. :)
For one heart-rending moment I thought writing The Cinder Spires might mean he was discontinuing work on the Dresden Files. Whew! It will be a sad day when that happens.

I'm looking forward to reading the new series! :)

Thanks to Bastard Books for posting about The Cinder Spires.

Other articles you might like:
- Jim Butcher On Writing
- What Is Writing? Telepathy, Of Course!
- NaNoWriMo: 5 Tips On How To Get Ready
- How To Write Every Day: Jerry Seinfeld And The Chain Method

Photo credit: Siriuswerks


  1. Oh! How exciting! And yes, thank goodness he isn't done with Dresden. I liked the Alera books, but I didn't love them the way I love Harry.

    1. I know what you mean! The Alera books are good but there's something special about the Dresden series. As I read the announcement all I could think was: Maybe Harry _didn't_ come back and Ghost Story is the end. * Cringe * But that was just crazy thinking since Cold Days is being published next month. Yea!

  2. There is supposed to be approx. 20-24 Dresden novels, so we should get to see Harry for a while yet :)

    1. 20 to 24, wow! Cold Days is, what, number 15? Great! Many books to go. :)

  3. Cold days will be the 14th novel so far. He also has many "one-offs" in various urban fantasy compilations (about 17 short stories)

    per his website, and the wiki,, Jim Butcher is currently planning for approximately twenty books in the "case files" of the series, to be capped by a further "big apocalyptic trilogy", but i tend to count all of those short stories as well that fill in a lot of gaps or are just small "Side Jobs" all to themselve :)

    1. Love the short stories! Thanks for the info. :)

      From the wiki:
      Butcher is currently planning for approximately twenty books in the "case files" of the series, to be capped by a further "big apocalyptic trilogy".

  4. He has like 10 more Dresden books planned, it won't be any time soon, don't worry!


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