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Jim Butcher was born in Independence, Missouri on October 26, 1971. He is the author of The Dresden Files series, the Codex Alera series, Side Jobs, Ghost Story, and the Cinder Spires series. He has also written a Spider-Man novel entitled The Darkest Hours and a novelette entitled Backup. He has näytä lisää contributed to numerous anthologies including My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding, Blood Lite, and Many Bloody Returns. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Grave Peril (2001) 8,768 kappaletta
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Death Masks (2003) 7,435 kappaletta
Blood Rites (2004) 7,120 kappaletta
Dead Beat (2005) 6,966 kappaletta
Proven Guilty (2006) 6,555 kappaletta
White Night (2007) 6,448 kappaletta
Small Favor (2008) 6,032 kappaletta
Furies of Calderon (2004) 5,496 kappaletta
Turn Coat (2009) 5,495 kappaletta
Changes (2010) — Tekijä — 5,048 kappaletta
Ghost Story (2011) 4,225 kappaletta
Academ's Fury (2005) — Tekijä — 3,698 kappaletta
Cold Days (2012) 3,693 kappaletta
Cursor's Fury (2006) — Tekijä — 3,388 kappaletta
Captain's Fury (2007) — Tekijä — 3,111 kappaletta
Skin Game (2014) 3,032 kappaletta
Princeps' Fury (2008) — Tekijä — 2,874 kappaletta
First Lord's Fury (2009) 2,584 kappaletta
The Aeronaut's Windlass (2015) 2,127 kappaletta
Peace Talks (2020) 1,584 kappaletta
Welcome to the Jungle (2008) 1,288 kappaletta
Battle Ground (2020) 1,262 kappaletta
Mean Streets (2009) — Avustaja — 1,089 kappaletta
Backup (2008) 854 kappaletta
Wizard for Hire (2005) 425 kappaletta
Working for Bigfoot (2015) — Tekijä — 374 kappaletta
Shadowed Souls (2016) — Avustaja — 346 kappaletta
Wizard by Trade (2002) 306 kappaletta
The Olympian Affair (2023) 281 kappaletta
Wizard at Large (2006) 270 kappaletta
The Darkest Hours (2006) 243 kappaletta
Wizard Under Fire (2007) 228 kappaletta
Heroic Hearts (2022) — Toimittaja; Kertoja, eräät painokset195 kappaletta
The Law (2022) 163 kappaletta
Restoration of Faith (2011) 146 kappaletta
The Dresden Files Collection 1-6 (2006) 129 kappaletta
Vignette [short story] 125 kappaletta
The Dresden Files Collection 7-12 (2010) 105 kappaletta
Love Hurts [short story] (2011) 90 kappaletta
Mirror Mirror 79 kappaletta
Warriorborn (2023) 69 kappaletta
Christmas Eve 39 kappaletta
Codex Alera Complete Series (1990) 25 kappaletta
Twelve Months 21 kappaletta
Even Hand 16 kappaletta
The Warrior 15 kappaletta
The Dresden Files Collection 1-4 (2016) 14 kappaletta
Something Borrowed 14 kappaletta
The Dresden Files Boxed Set #2 (2010) 14 kappaletta
It's My Birthday Too 13 kappaletta
AAAA Wizardry 13 kappaletta
Day Off [short story] 12 kappaletta
Codex Alera Collection 3-5 (2011) 12 kappaletta
Bombshells 11 kappaletta
Curses [short story] 9 kappaletta
Heorot [short story] (2007) 9 kappaletta
A Fistful of Warlocks (2017) 9 kappaletta
Cold Case 8 kappaletta
Zoo Day 6 kappaletta
Dabel Brothers Showcase (Free Comic Book Day 2009) (2009) — Avustaja; Avustaja; Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Monsters 5 kappaletta
Day One 5 kappaletta
Jury Duty (2015) 4 kappaletta
Friedensgespräche (2024) 1 kappale
Cold DaysChanges 1 kappale
Old Jobs 1 kappale

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My Big Fat Supernatural Wedding (2006) — Avustaja — 1,484 kappaletta
Many Bloody Returns: Tales of Birthdays With Bite (2007) — Avustaja — 1,400 kappaletta
Dangerous Women (2013) — Avustaja — 1,131 kappaletta
Strange Brew (2009) — Avustaja — 1,083 kappaletta
Blood Lite (2008) — Avustaja — 891 kappaletta
My Big Fat Supernatural Honeymoon (2007) — Avustaja — 779 kappaletta
Dark and Stormy Knights (2010) — Avustaja — 647 kappaletta
Naked City (2011) — Avustaja — 645 kappaletta
Hex Appeal (2012) — Avustaja — 395 kappaletta
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron (2012) — Avustaja — 315 kappaletta
Blood Lite III: Aftertaste (2012) — Avustaja — 209 kappaletta
Urban Enemies (2017) — Avustaja — 209 kappaletta
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations (2013) — Avustaja — 146 kappaletta
The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game, Volume Two: Our World (2010) — Tekijä — 134 kappaletta
Unfettered II: New Tales by Masters of Fantasy (2016) — Avustaja — 126 kappaletta
The Monster Hunter Files (2018) — Avustaja — 112 kappaletta
Unbound (2015) — Avustaja — 106 kappaletta
Farscape Forever! Sex, Drugs, and Killer Muppets (2005) — Avustaja — 97 kappaletta
Magic City: Recent Spells (2014) — Avustaja — 91 kappaletta
Dangerous Women 3 (2014) — Avustaja — 75 kappaletta
Beyond the Pale: A Fantasy Anthology (2014) — Avustaja — 70 kappaletta
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013 Edition (2013) — Avustaja — 65 kappaletta
Street Magicks (2016) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
Parallel Worlds: The Heroes Within (2019) — Avustaja — 22 kappaletta

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Virallinen nimi
Butcher, James D.
Syntymäaika
1971-10-26
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
USA
Syntymäpaikka
Independence, Missouri, USA
Ammatit
novelist
Suhteet
Butcher, Shannon K. (wife)
Butcher, James J. (son)
Agentti
Ricia Mainhardt
Jennifer Jackson
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Jim Butcher read his first fantasy novel when he was seven years old-- the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. By the time he turned eight, he'd added the rest of the Narnia books, the Prydain Chronicles, every book about Star Wars he could find, a great many Star Trek novels and the Lord of the Rings to his count.

So he was pretty much doomed from the start.

Love of fantasy, his personal gateway drug, drew him toward a fairly eclectic spread of interests: horseback riding (including trick riding, stunt riding, drill riding, and competitive stunt racing), archery, martial arts, costuming, music and theater. He played a lot of role- playing games, a lot of fantasy-based tactical computer games, and eventually got into live-action roleplay where players beat each other up with boffer weapons.

So, really, he can fly his nerd flag with pretty much anyone, and frequently does.

He took up writing to be able to produce fantasy novels with swords and horses in them, and determinedly wrote terrible fantasy books until, just to prove a point to his writing teacher, he decided to take every piece of her advice; fill out outlines and worksheets, and design stories and characters just the way she'd been telling him to do for about three years. He was certain that once she saw what hideous art it produced, she would be proven wrong and repent the error of her ways. The result was the Dresden Files, which sure showed *her*.

She has not yet admitted her mistake and recanted her philosophy on writing.

Jim has performed in dramas, musicals, and vocal groups in front of live audiences of thousands and on TV. He has performed exhibition riding in multiple arenas, and fallen from running horses a truly ridiculous number of times. He was once cursed by an Amazon witch doctor in rural Brazil, has apparently begun writing about himself in the third person, and is hardly ever sick at sea.

He also writes books occasionally.

Jim stands accused of writing the Dresden Files and the Codex Alera. He's plead insanity, but the jury is still out on that one. He lives in Missouri with his wife, romantic suspense and paranormal romance writer Shannon K. Butcher (who is really pretty and way out of his league), his son, and a ferocious guard dog.

Jäseniä

Keskustelut

Dresden Files Series Order, Jim Butcher (kesäkuu 2020)
Dresden Files Group Read, 2019 Category Challenge (toukokuu 2019)
Storm Front, Jim Butcher, World Reading Circle (kesäkuu 2018)
Ghost Story (Potential for Spoilers), Jim Butcher (joulukuu 2015)
Dresden Files Heirarchy, Jim Butcher (tammikuu 2013)
The Dresden Files, FantasyFans (elokuu 2011)
Storm Front, Jim Butcher (kesäkuu 2011)

Kirja-arvosteluja

This had be a string contender for the best of the Dresden novels. Then the gimmick ending came along, dropping this from a high four to a middling three stars.
 
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crowsandprose | 198 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 15, 2024 |
One of the best Dresden books -- definitely blowing the lackluster Cold Days out of the water; this is Harry Dresden as he should be-- without thinking weird rapey thoughts every few pages. Butcher seems to have really taken the criticism about the male gaze / rape thoughts -- to the point that Harry literally thinks consent is sexy.

I was really scared that this book, with the set up of Cold Days, was going to go some gross places. Instead it went 'No, gross is a thing of the past!' instead it gave us a rollicking heist book, and one of the best Dresden Files books to date. There's action! Adventure! Intrigue! Double cross! Sex that isn't gross! Faith and hope! Women who are awesome! Women who are terrifying! Women who are terrifyingly awesome! Harry manning up and handling his bullshit!

In short, it was everything I didn't think I was going to get, and the super amazing surprise made it all the more awesome. This is a must read Dresden Files book.
… (lisätietoja)
 
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crowsandprose | 140 muuta kirja-arvostelua | May 15, 2024 |
In the Cinder Spires series, Jim Butcher trades in commercial wizardry on the mean streets of Chicago for a postapocalyptic aero-punk world with large talking cats, duels, flying beasties called mistmaws, and sword-slinging duelists on giant airships. The Olympian Affair is a delayed sequel to The Aeronaut’s Windlass (2015). Palace intrigue, aerial battles, mysterious etherialists, and ominous magical pronouncements from wise old cats spice up the adventure. If you like Windlass, you will like this one.… (lisätietoja)
 
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Tom-e | 8 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 22, 2024 |
I vaguely want to give this book 3 stars, but really think that would be undeserved. It wasn't very well written, the characters were badly fleshed out and all seemed like caricatures, and the plot was actually too fast paced. overall, pretty juvenile, though I will probably read more at some point because I am told they improve.
 
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mrbearbooks | 608 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 22, 2024 |

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