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Old 11-02-2008, 06:45 PM
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Default MEAN STREETS--collection news

For a while it looked like we might miss the publication date, but, I just got the Advance Reading Copy for this collection and it's going ahead on schedule.

So what is it?

Mean Streets is a novella collection (if you haven't been beaten with the publishing industry's terms yet, novellas are complete 20-25,000 word stories which are not just excerpts from larger works) of four pieces about Paranormal Detectives.

Who's and what's in it?

Jim Butcher contributed a new Harry Dresden story; Simon R. Green wrote a new John Taylor; I did an original Harper Blaine; and Thomas E. Sniegoski contributed his first Remy Chandler novella.

When's it coming out?

January 6, 2009 from Roc in trade paperback format (currently priced at $15 US.

I think it's pretty nifty. This is not the usual fluffy urban fantasy stuff and it has a rather interesting cover--if you look closely, you can see the upper half of the painting is London while the lower appears to be a mix of Chicago and New York. And I'm thrilled to be in this collection of "hardboiled tales of paranormal P.I.s" with such incredible company. I hope I'll measure up--that's a tough crowd, y'know.
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Old 11-07-2008, 07:47 AM
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Want. January is good for books this year, bad for bank accounts though.
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:03 PM
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That's what gift certificates are for!
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:00 AM
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I'll have to point it out to my wife ... she's got Butcher's books on her Kindle to read.
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Butcher's forum has been talking about this one for a while. His story, "The Warrior," is very interesting.... If she's a big Dresden fan, she won't want to miss it. I guarantee.
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turns out we have to wait till march int he UK.
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Butcher's forum has been talking about this one for a while. His story, "The Warrior," is very interesting.... If she's a big Dresden fan, she won't want to miss it. I guarantee.
Well, she hasn't read the Dresden books, but she has read the Calderon series and liked it.
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The Codex Alera and the Dresden Files are pretty different, but a lot of people like them both. And of course... the collection has a Simon R. Green story in it. W00t!
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I jumped for joy when I heard about this book. Haper Blaine and Harry Dresden together in the bindings of a single book, that's just too grand. I love the whole supernatural detective idea and these two are my favorites so this isi just really nice. Plus I get to see some stuff from new writers, or new to me, as well which is fun. Maybe I'll like them too.

My copy doesn't actually arrive for a few more days though so I must be patient and wait a bit more. Or I could finish my time machine and bamf to the future. Perhaps bamfing would be better? I'm pretty sure that it won't turn anyone else into a duck like it did in the test runs.

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