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Jim Butcher Opens the Dresden Files in Episode 45 of The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy

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Jim Butcher, author of The Dresden Files and The Codex Alera series, joins us to discuss really bad ideas, tabletop gaming, and finding out that your dad is Rambo.

Geek's Guide to the Galaxy is hosted by John Joseph Adams and David Barr Kirtley.

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This episode includes:

Part 1: Interview with Jim Butcher (1:19)

Topics covered: Ghost Story a spoiler?, fan response to Changes, origins of Dresden Files, talking heads, Side Jobs, anthologies, origins of Codex Alera, Dresden Files RPG, Amber Diceless RPG, other RPGS, Jim's dad is Rambo, Jim's dad is also a Jedi, Dresden Files film & TV rights, upcoming projects


Part 2: Dave and John Discuss Verbal Attacks on Neil Gaiman and Jon Finkel (27:08)

Topics covered: Politician Matt Dean attacks Neil Gaiman, politicians as bullies, the Comics Code, geeks voting, Geektopia, Geek's Guide to the Galaxy NYC, decapitation, Magic: The Gathering champion Jon Finkel mocked on Gizmodo, Magic vs. Poker, OKCupid, Was it staged?, privacy, nerd-baiting, how to respond?, decapitation, Dave & John's experience with collectible card games, Magic is still popular, Pokemon, schools banning Magic, decapitation


Thanks for listening!


John Joseph Adams is an anthologist, a writer, and a geek. He is the bestselling editor of the anthologies Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, The Living Dead, The Living Dead 2, By Blood We Live, Federations, The Way of the Wizard, and The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Forthcoming anthologies include Under the Moons of Mars: New Adventures on Barsoom (Simon & Schuster, 2012), Armored (Baen, 2012), and The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination (Tor, 2012). He is a 2011 Hugo Award-nominee for Best Editor (Short Form), his books have been nominated for the World Fantasy Award, and he has been called "the reigning king of the anthology world" by Barnes & He is also the editor of Lightspeed Magazine and Fantasy Magazine. Find him on Twitter @johnjosephadams.


David Barr Kirtley has published fiction in magazines such as Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, Lightspeed,Intergalactic Medicine Show, On Spec, and Cicada, and in anthologies such as New Voices in Science Fiction,Fantasy: The Best of the Year, and The Dragon Done It. Recently he's contributed stories to several of John's anthologies, including The Living Dead, The Living Dead 2, and The Way of the Wizard. He's attended numerous writing workshops, including Clarion, Odyssey, Viable Paradise, James Gunn's Center for the Study of Science Fiction, and Orson Scott Card's Writers Bootcamp, and he holds an MFA in screenwriting and fiction from the University of Southern California. He also teaches regularly at Alpha, a Pittsburgh-area science fiction workshop for young writers. He lives in New York.

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