Blue Team is back for a quick dip back into Dresden before taking a more extended break from it for a while. But what an interesting time the Blue Team has had with it! From a “yeah I guess we’ll read this because the listeners seem to want us to” series to a “oh my word this is really really good” series, it’s been a pretty wild ride through Dresden so far. Thanks for hanging in there with us. And yes, we will finish the whole series!

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  1. Arahant Member

    Thanks. It was a good podcast and makes the series sound well worth reading.

    Going back to the beginning conversation, “murder” is a legal term. If you asked the SAS guy if he had ever killed anyone, it might be an easier answer, although it may have still been classified. Murder is defined legally as a certain level of unjustified killing. Manslaughter (or negligent homicide) is usually another level defined by the law, a much lesser level of unjustified killing. But killings can also be found justified or even legally required, as in the case of an executioner carrying out a sentence. Killing in self-defense is one example of a justified killing. It is not murder. Most of what an SAS para or a Navy SEAL or similar operator is doing will be an authorized killing. They are authorized by their governmental authority to legally kill certain specific persons or persons engaging in specific activities.

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    • January 6, 2020, at 9:51 AM PST
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  2. Jim Wright Coolidge

    Great show. I’m biting my tongue to avoid spoilers, but suffice to say that Dresden is already a scarily powerful wizard who levels up constantly. From his perspective he’s always playing catch-up with whatever’s coming after him. But on occasion Butcher lets other characters tell Harry how he looks from ground level. Compared to his friends, even the Pack, Harry conceal-carries nukes.

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    • January 6, 2020, at 2:26 PM PST
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  3. HankMorgan Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    Thanks. It was a good podcast and makes the series sound well worth reading.

    Dude, read it.

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    • January 7, 2020, at 10:04 AM PST
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  4. HankMorgan Coolidge

    While I love the Expanse and will do a re-read along, now isn’t a good time to take a break on Dresden.

    The next book (book 16) will be coming out July 14th. As it is the 16th book in series where the last 5 books have been New York Times #1 Bestsellers, with this being the first new novel in 6 years, Jim Butcher/Ace/Tor are pulling out all the stops on this release. They are calling it The Year of Dresden. You’ll have promotions and contests semi-weekly, the first of which was released today (a short story set post book 9 – completely spoiler free), until July 14th to drum up lapsed interest in the series. The Hype Train is on the move and cannot be anything but good for a podcast covering the series as old fans start getting back into it.

    July 14th is roughly half a year out, or about 26 weeks, or roughly 13 mostly bi-weekly podcasts away. You have 6 books to go, most of which should be 2 parters due to the increasing length and meatiness of the books going forward, and there are enough short stories out for 2 more podcasts easily. That would be 14 podcasts worth to go to round out Dresden prior to the release of Peace Talks, with 12 spots available after the Sanderson book on deck. You might be able to squeeze books 10/11 into 1 podcast each, but if you can do Changes or Cold Days in under 3 without major topics uncovered I’ll be surprised. Regardless, you are pretty well positioned to finish up Dresden around the release of the next book if you dive right back into it after Starsight, which will provide the most promotional value for your podcast.

    TL;DR: If you continue with Dresden after Starsight you’ll have a bunch of promotional winds at your back and you’ll wrap up the series just in time for the release of the next book.

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    • January 7, 2020, at 10:55 AM PST
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  5. Jim Wright Coolidge

    HankMorgan (View Comment):

    While I love the Expanse and will do a re-read along, now isn’t a good time to take a break on Dresden.

    The next book (book 16) will be coming out July 14th. As it is the 16th book in series where the last 5 books have been New York Times #1 Bestsellers, with this being the first new novel in 6 years, Jim Butcher/Ace/Tor are pulling out all the stops on this release. They are calling it The Year of Dresden. You’ll have promotions and contests semi-weekly, the first of which was released today (a short story set post book 9 – completely spoiler free), until July 14th to drum up lapsed interest in the series. The Hype Train is on the move and cannot be anything but good for a podcast covering the series as old fans start getting back into it.

    July 14th is roughly half a year out, or about 26 weeks, or roughly 13 mostly bi-weekly podcasts away. You have 6 books to go, most of which should be 2 parters due to the increasing length and meatiness of the books going forward, and there are enough short stories out for 2 more podcasts easily. That would be 14 podcasts worth to go to round out Dresden prior to the release of Peace Talks, with 12 spots available after the Sanderson book on deck. You might be able to squeeze books 10/11 into 1 podcast each, but if you can do Changes or Cold Days in under 3 without major topics uncovered I’ll be surprised. Regardless, you are pretty well positioned to finish up Dresden around the release of the next book if you dive right back into it after Starsight, which will provide the most promotional value for your podcast.

    TL;DR: If you continue with Dresden after Starsight you’ll have a bunch of promotional winds at your back and you’ll wrap up the series just in time for the release of the next book.

    Or do a temporary spinoff series, the Dresdendarium.

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    • January 7, 2020, at 12:04 PM PST
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