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Old January 14 2011, 06:42 AM   #31
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Re: The Dresden Files Short Story placement

Interesting thoughts. My personal theories are syncing up with yours.
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Old January 14 2011, 07:03 AM   #32
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Mine, too. The last rumor I heard was that the series would eventually lead up to an apocalyptic trilogy, so Bob's first theory would make sense if that's the way things really are going.
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Old January 14 2011, 08:57 AM   #33
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Mine, too. The last rumor I heard was that the series would eventually lead up to an apocalyptic trilogy, so Bob's first theory would make sense if that's the way things really are going.
Apparently the thought is the apocalyptic trilogy will be called Stars & Stones, Hells Bells and Empty Night.
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Old January 14 2011, 09:11 AM   #34
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Nice.
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Old January 14 2011, 09:23 AM   #35
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Nice.
Stars & Stones doesn't quite meet the naming convention though, so I guess it'll be a special dispensation like Changes.
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Old January 14 2011, 02:49 PM   #36
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Those three titles, IIRC, are all oaths/exclamations that Harry habitually uses. So the trilogy has its own naming convention.
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Old January 14 2011, 03:11 PM   #37
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Those three titles, IIRC, are all oaths/exclamations that Harry habitually uses. So the trilogy has its own naming convention.
Yeah, I knew that. I suppose the Trilogy may have an overriding title anyway and those are just the names of each book. And Changes has already shown Jim's willing to change the naming convention in certain circumstanced.
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Old January 14 2011, 03:44 PM   #38
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Mine, too. The last rumor I heard was that the series would eventually lead up to an apocalyptic trilogy, so Bob's first theory would make sense if that's the way things really are going.
I wouldn't say that's a rumor as Butcher has said it multiple times. I've heard him say it at signings for "Turn Coat" and "Small Favor".
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Old January 14 2011, 08:15 PM   #39
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Well, the naming convention was never a firm hard line mandate. (just something of a nod to classic P.I. fiction)

The original title for Storm Front was Semiautomagic.
The original title for Grave Peril was Knightmare.
The original title for Ghost Story was Dead.

All shot down by the publisher.
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Old January 14 2011, 08:31 PM   #40
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Well, the naming convention was never a firm hard line mandate. (just something of a nod to classic P.I. fiction)

The original title for Storm Front was Semiautomagic.
The original title for Grave Peril was Knightmare.
The original title for Ghost Story was Dead.

All shot down by the publisher.
Plus you know Small Favour (in the UK). I like the alternate titles too.
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Old January 14 2011, 08:36 PM   #41
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Well, the naming convention was never a firm hard line mandate. (just something of a nod to classic P.I. fiction)

The original title for Storm Front was Semiautomagic.
The original title for Grave Peril was Knightmare.
The original title for Ghost Story was Dead.

All shot down by the publisher.
Plus you know Small Favour (in the UK). I like the alternate titles too.
Well, for those of us who speak English without gratuitous "U"s it fit the pattern.
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Old January 14 2011, 09:15 PM   #42
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Mine, too. The last rumor I heard was that the series would eventually lead up to an apocalyptic trilogy, so Bob's first theory would make sense if that's the way things really are going.
I wouldn't say that's a rumor as Butcher has said it multiple times. I've heard him say it at signings for "Turn Coat" and "Small Favor".
Well, I didn't know he's said it multiple times, so up till now I thought it was just a rumor.
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Old January 14 2011, 09:18 PM   #43
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Mine, too. The last rumor I heard was that the series would eventually lead up to an apocalyptic trilogy, so Bob's first theory would make sense if that's the way things really are going.
I wouldn't say that's a rumor as Butcher has said it multiple times. I've heard him say it at signings for "Turn Coat" and "Small Favor".
Well, I didn't know he's said it multiple times, so up till now I thought it was just a rumor.
Nope, he's said it on the Butcher Block podcasts too. Along with the fact there'll be about 20 or more case files before the trilogy.
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Old January 15 2011, 04:33 AM   #44
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20ish now.

Originally it was 20 books, but at the time, Changes was Book 10, so he's already 2 over where he thought he'd be.

Now he's saying it'll be 20-22, etc.
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Old January 15 2011, 08:51 AM   #45
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Yeah, I remember him saying "I've got kids to put through college" as the reason for the change.
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