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So, Who’s Already Excited About The New Steampunk Series by Jim Butcher?

It’s been announced by Roc (Penguin Random House) that Jim Butcher’s new steampunk/SF series will debut on September 29th with The Cinder Spires: The Areonaut’s Windlass. Pretty cool, huh?

Here’s the press release, and be sure to mark your calenders for this one!


First Installment The Cinder Spires: THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS
to be Published This Fall

NEW YORK, NY, February 10, 2015—Roc Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, announced today the acquisition of a new fantasy series by Jim Butcher, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Dresden Files novels. Executive Editor Anne Sowards bought World English Rights from Jennifer Jackson at Donald Maass Literary Agency. The first novel in the new series, The Cinder Spires: THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS, will be released in hardcover on September 29, 2015.

Jim Butcher became one of the most recognized names in science fiction and fantasy with the internationally bestselling Dresden Files series featuring Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard. The series garnered a large and devoted fan base for Butcher that continues to grow with each installment; the last five Dresden Files books skyrocketed to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Butcher is currently at work on Peace Talks, the sixteenth installment in the phenomenally successful urban fantasy series. In addition to The Dresden Files, Butcher is also the author of the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Codex Alera epic fantasy series.

Sowards describes The Cinder Spires as, “Horatio Hornblower meets The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen—it’s a fantastic, creative new series of airships, privateers, warrior monks, and mad sorcerers. Honestly, it’s like Jim put all my favorite things in one book!”

The Cinder Spires is set in a fascinating new world, where an ancient evil has awoken, plunging the world into a shroud of mists filled with monstrous and fantastic creatures. The fate of humanity will rest on the loyalty and courage of a single airship’s crew. New York Times bestselling author David Weber said, “This is Jim Butcher at his best…It’s steampunk meets magic with a dose of sci-fi for seasoning.”

The Cinder Spires: THE AERONAUT’S WINDLASS is poised to be one of the fall’s biggest genre releases, and Butcher fans are anxiously awaiting news about the release. Perfect for readers of Brandon Sanderson and Naomi Novik—in addition to Butcher’s existing fans— The Cinder Spires is a grand new adventure from one of the biggest names in fantasy.

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Kristin Centorcelli is the Associate Editor at SF Signal, proprietor of My Bookish Ways, a reviewer for Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly, and has also written for Crime Fiction Lover, Criminal Element, and Mystery Scene Magazine. She has been reviewing books since late 2010, in an effort to get through a rather immense personal library, while also discussing it with whoever will willingly sit still (and some that won’t).

4 Comments on So, Who’s Already Excited About The New Steampunk Series by Jim Butcher?

  1. I suspect Patrick Hester is 🙂

    In some ways, I like Butcher’s Codex Alera better than the Dresden Files. So…

  2. Ugh. I’m so not excited. I was sick of steampunk 5 years ago. I also preferred the Codex Alera books to the Dresden files. I’d rather he build off that world.

    That said, if anyone could get me to overcome my nausea and peel open yet another clockwork zeppelin pirates-of-the-sky story, it would be Jim Butcher. We’ll see.

  3. Count me in for this.

  4. Andrew Girle // February 12, 2015 at 9:13 pm //

    I’m a big fan of the Dresden Files, but only read the first couple of Codex Alera books. I’ll check out the first of this new series and hopefully Butcher gets me past my skepticism of Steampunk.

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