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Jim Butcher - Honorverse Novel
Post by Minotaur   » Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:51 pm

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-nYvuRDxpE

Jim Butcher was just on this Youtuber's channel and was asked which author's series would you most like to write in and he said again the HonorVerse and he has a Marine Novel idea.

He has said this before and they have met so how do we get this to happen?
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Re: Jim Butcher - Honorverse Novel
Post by kzt   » Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:24 pm

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Minotaur wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-nYvuRDxpE

Jim Butcher was just on this Youtuber's channel and was asked which author's series would you most like to write in and he said again the HonorVerse and he has a Marine Novel idea.

He has said this before and they have met so how do we get this to happen?

I suspect that Baen is not going to be too upset about having a NYT bestselling author writing books with her most profitable author. Someone once described a collaboration novel as being about 120% more work from each author than writing it solo, and David has a lot of works in progress. So we’ll see.
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Re: Jim Butcher - Honorverse Novel
Post by Brigade XO   » Sat Dec 19, 2020 4:22 pm

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Not having ready much more of Jim Butcher then his Harry Dresden series, I'm not sure what to make of that. He did once us a fairly large dereltict satellite to take out a mini-empire of vanpires in a Sourth American (or was that Central American) country. The right nudge on something big in orbit can have spectacular results. :)
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Re: Jim Butcher - Honorverse Novel
Post by MaxxQ   » Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:29 pm

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Brigade XO wrote:Not having ready much more of Jim Butcher then his Harry Dresden series, I'm not sure what to make of that. He did once us a fairly large dereltict satellite to take out a mini-empire of vanpires in a Sourth American (or was that Central American) country. The right nudge on something big in orbit can have spectacular results. :)


Butcher's Codex Alera series is almost as good as Dresden. He wrote it based on an argument he was having with another author. The discussion was basically: Can a story based on a terrible idea but well-written still be good, or does a good idea make for a good story, even if the writing isn't that great. Jim fell into the former, and told the other guy to give him TWO bad ideas, and he'd write a good story.

The two bad ideas? The lost Roman Legion, and Pokemon. Codex Alera is the result of that "bet".

Also, his new series, The Cinder Spires, is off to a good start with the first book being The Aeronaut's Windlass, and the second one in the process of being written. Very much a steampunk kind of story, so far.
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Re: Jim Butcher - Honorverse Novel
Post by Daryl   » Sun Dec 20, 2020 12:30 am

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Many things go towards being a great author. Having the technical skills of literacy, a good imagination, intelligent enough to be convincing and consistent, but for me the most important is to be a born story teller who just drags you into their world.
Obviously David Weber has this, but others for me include; Jim Butcher, Eric Flint, Harry Turtledove, Taylor Anderson, John Ringo, Steve Stirling, Elizabeth Noon, Elizabeth Bear, and there are quite a few others.
Just as I have reread David's account of the lone Roland taking on a Sollie task force many times, I have also reread Jim Butcher's starting chapter of a Harry Dresden book many times. Where Harry is escaping from a large burning sports complex, carrying a box full of Tibetan Temple Mastiff puppies, while dodging flaming fireballs of magical gorilla crap being thrown at him by a 15 foot tall demonic gorilla.
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Re: Jim Butcher - Honorverse Novel
Post by MaxxQ   » Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:11 am

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Daryl wrote:I have also reread Jim Butcher's starting chapter of a Harry Dresden book many times. Where Harry is escaping from a large burning sports complex, carrying a box full of Tibetan Temple Mastiff puppies, while dodging flaming fireballs of magical gorilla crap being thrown at him by a 15 foot tall demonic gorilla.


One of the best opening lines to any book, ever: "The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault." :lol:
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Re: Jim Butcher - Honorverse Novel
Post by ThinksMarkedly   » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:43 pm

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MaxxQ wrote:One of the best opening lines to any book, ever: "The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault." :lol:


I'm more partial to "Eleventy-pne."
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Re: Jim Butcher - Honorverse Novel
Post by Brigade XO   » Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:43 pm

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MaxxQ wrote:
Brigade XO wrote:Not having ready much more of Jim Butcher then his Harry Dresden series, I'm not sure what to make of that. He did once us a fairly large dereltict satellite to take out a mini-empire of vanpires in a Sourth American (or was that Central American) country. The right nudge on something big in orbit can have spectacular results. :)


Butcher's Codex Alera series is almost as good as Dresden. He wrote it based on an argument he was having with another author. The discussion was basically: Can a story based on a terrible idea but well-written still be good, or does a good idea make for a good story, even if the writing isn't that great. Jim fell into the former, and told the other guy to give him TWO bad ideas, and he'd write a good story.

The two bad ideas? The lost Roman Legion, and Pokemon. Codex Alera is the result of that "bet".

Also, his new series, The Cinder Spires, is off to a good start with the first book being The Aeronaut's Windlass, and the second one in the process of being written. Very much a steampunk kind of story, so far.


I have picked up the 1st book of Codex Alera and have been reading it. Thank you. Pure Butcher
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Re: Jim Butcher - Honorverse Novel
Post by Direwolf18   » Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:29 am

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I would love to see Jim Butcher dip into Honorverse he is such a great author, his stuff is so much fun. I am so glad he is writing again, he took a few year break for some personal issues. And wow the Dresden Files returned with a vengeance.

Codex Alera is really good as well, the first and second book can be kind of deceiving on where the series is going.
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