Short story compilations are always a part of the marketplace. Some writers work exclusively in this genre. I’ve often found anthologies of short stories to be a mixed bag. Sometimes there are some extraordinary stories to be found. Other times I get the feeling the editor put stories in simply to pad the size of the book. Jim Butcher’s Side Jobs doesn’t feel like that kind of anthology. While not all the stories are spectacular, there are enough great mini-adventures in the book for die-hard Dresden fans.