SFScope is reporting that Jim Butcher, the author behind the mega-successful Dresden Files has sold a short story collection featuring the likeable modern-day Wizard:

Jim Butcher sold an untitled Dresden Files short story collection to Anne Sowards at Penguin via agent Jennifer Jackson of the Donald Maass Literary Agency. The book, which will collect earlier short stories featuring characters from the Dresden Files series, will include some brand new stories, and is expected to be published in Autumn 2010.

Just in the middle of the first novel, Storm Front, this news couldn’t come at a better time for me! I have a hard time imaging how Butcher could write any faster than he already does, considering Storm Front itself is so quickly paced it almost reads like a novella.

Looking forward to it.

  • Alexander Field April 18, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Storm Front was an incredibly fast read for me as well. Good fun read, generally I like a book that moves fast, though sometimes I like myself a long, meandering fantasy epic as well. Interesting that Butcher went to a new publisher for this book…

  • aidan April 18, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I’m almost done Storm Front now. It’s been years since I finished a book in a couple of days. It’s a nice feeling!

    Roc, who publishes the rest of the Dresden Files, is an imprint of Penguin, so technically it’s still the same publisher.

  • Shane April 20, 2009 at 9:44 am

    This is fantastic news. I’ve been following the Dresden Files since it started, but never felt like purchasing any of the books with the short stories in them. Not a single one of the 11 books released has ever disappointed me. Another Dresden book to add to my collection – awesome.

  • Yve April 20, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I just finished reading Turn Coat, I destroyed in over the course of a weekend…I’m about to sob with joy that there is going to be MORE Dresden for me to devour soon.
    Jim my boy, you’re frellin’ amazing!!