#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Jim Butcher has a new Steampunk fantasy novel set to be published this Fall: The first installment of The Cinder Spires series, The Aeronaut's Windlass.
Roc Books, a division of Penguin Random House, has announced the acquisition of the Steampunk fantasy series by Jim Butcher, the author of the Dresden Files and Codex Alera novels. Executive Editor Anne Sowards bought World English Rights from Jennifer Jackson at Donald Maass Literary Agency. The first book in the new series, The Cinder Spires: THE AERONAUT'S WINDLASS, will be released in hardcover on September 29, 2015.
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!" Here's a synopsis:
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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The Cinder Spires: THE AERONAUT'S WINDLASS
Roc Hardcover; $27.95
On Sale: September 29, 2015Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction, that some call "Victorian science fiction", with the fashion, technology, and aesthetics of that period, but since there's magic in The Cinder Spires, the series is considered to be a "Steampunk fantasy".
As a fan of The Dresden Files series, I'm excited to see how Butcher will tackle the realm of Steampunk with his imagination and humor. No announcement yet on the release date of Peace Talks, the next Dresden Files novel, but we'll keep you updated on the latest news on Jim Butcher's Cinder Spires and Dresden Files books.