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Jim C. Hines

Author of Libriomancer

65+ Works 7,815 Members 437 Reviews 40 Favorited

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Series

Works by Jim C. Hines

Libriomancer (2012) — Author — 1,482 copies, 107 reviews
The Stepsister Scheme (2009) 990 copies, 73 reviews
Goblin Quest (2004) 724 copies, 44 reviews
The Mermaid's Madness (2009) 577 copies, 30 reviews
Codex Born (2013) — Author — 555 copies, 31 reviews
Red Hood's Revenge (2010) 469 copies, 21 reviews
Goblin Hero (2007) 461 copies, 19 reviews
Goblin War (2008) 390 copies, 12 reviews
Unbound (2015) 381 copies, 13 reviews
Terminal Alliance (2017) 340 copies, 20 reviews
The Snow Queen's Shadow (2011) 339 copies, 15 reviews
Revisionary (2016) 279 copies, 12 reviews
Terminal Uprising (2019) 154 copies, 5 reviews
Terminal Peace (2022) 72 copies, 4 reviews
Goblin Tales (2011) 64 copies, 6 reviews
Heroes in Training (2007) — Editor — 64 copies, 2 reviews
Imprinted (2018) 53 copies
The Faery Taile Project: Book One (2008) 42 copies, 1 review
Rise of the Spider Goddess (2014) 40 copies, 2 reviews
Fable: Blood of Heroes (2015) 34 copies, 4 reviews
Invisible: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F (2014) — Editor — 33 copies, 4 reviews
Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen (2020) 27 copies, 1 review
Chupacabra's song (2015) 27 copies, 2 reviews
Kitemaster and Other Stories (2011) 21 copies, 3 reviews
Goldfish Dreams (2003) 20 copies, 1 review
Invisible 2: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F (2015) — Editor — 17 copies, 1 review
Sister of the Hedge & Other Stories (2012) 15 copies, 1 review
Goblin Lullaby 5 copies, 1 review
Spell of the Sparrow 4 copies, 1 review
Crimson Frost 3 copies
Gift of the Kites 3 copies, 1 review
Bloodlines 2 copies
2012 1 copy
2009 1 copy
The Red Path 1 copy
Sidekicked 1 copy

Associated Works

Shadowed Souls (2016) — Contributor — 349 copies, 21 reviews
Turn the Other Chick (2004) — Contributor — 306 copies, 7 reviews
Happily Ever After (2011) — Contributor — 303 copies, 3 reviews
Robots vs Fairies (2018) — Contributor — 234 copies, 8 reviews
Sword and Sorceress XXI (2004) — Contributor — 186 copies, 2 reviews
Fantasy Gone Wrong (2006) — Contributor — 175 copies, 9 reviews
If I Were An Evil Overlord (2007) — Contributor — 166 copies, 9 reviews
Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots (2012) — Introduction — 164 copies, 11 reviews
Strip Mauled (2009) — Contributor — 130 copies, 4 reviews
Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014) — Contributor — 118 copies, 6 reviews
A Girl's Guide to Guns and Monsters (2009) — Contributor — 117 copies, 4 reviews
Magic in the Mirrorstone: Tales of Fantasy (2008) — Contributor — 116 copies, 2 reviews
Misspelled (2008) — Contributor — 109 copies, 6 reviews
The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity (2012) — Contributor — 105 copies, 5 reviews
Chicks and Balances (2015) — Contributor — 73 copies
Places to Be, People to Kill (2007) — Contributor — 72 copies, 1 review
Terribly Twisted Tales (2009) — Contributor — 69 copies, 2 reviews
The Book of All Flesh (2004) — Contributor — 55 copies, 1 review
Uncanny Magazine Issue 2: January/February 2015 (2015) — Contributor — 53 copies, 8 reviews
Imaginary Friends (2008) — Contributor — 53 copies, 7 reviews
Zombiesque (2011) — Contributor — 51 copies, 2 reviews
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XV (1999) — Contributor — 49 copies
Gamer Fantastic (2009) — Contributor — 41 copies, 4 reviews
The Book of More Flesh (2005) — Contributor — 38 copies
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Contributor — 38 copies, 2 reviews
Human for a Day (2011) — Contributor — 36 copies, 1 review
Fantastic Companions (2005) — Contributor — 35 copies, 2 reviews
Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (2013) — Contributor — 31 copies
Gateways (2005) — Contributor — 31 copies
Prime Codex (2007) — Contributor — 27 copies, 2 reviews
Funny Fantasy (2016) — Contributor — 26 copies
Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (2014) — Contributor — 25 copies, 3 reviews
Never Too Old to Save the World: A Midlife Calling Anthology (2023) — Contributor — 23 copies, 2 reviews
The Death of All Things (2017) — Contributor — 23 copies
Unidentified Funny Objects 6 (2017) — Contributor — 19 copies
When the Hero Comes Home (2011) — Contributor — 19 copies, 1 review
Where the Veil Is Thin (2020) — Introduction, some editions — 19 copies, 2 reviews
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019 Edition (2019) — Contributor — 18 copies
Path of the Just (2003) — Contributor — 17 copies
Modern Magic: Tales of Fantasy and Horror (2005) — Contributor — 15 copies
When the Villain Comes Home (2012) — Contributor — 14 copies
Path of the Bold: Superhero Anthology (2004) — Contributor — 12 copies
Uncanny Magazine Issue 9: March/April 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 10 copies, 3 reviews
Unidentified Funny Objects 9 (2022) — Contributor — 8 copies
Clarkesworld: Issue 025 (October 2008) (2008) — Contributor — 5 copies, 1 review
Arcana (2021) — Contributor — 5 copies, 2 reviews
Familiars — Author — 4 copies
Bash Down the Door and Slice Open the Badguy (2007) — Contributor — 3 copies
Realms of Fantasy, August 2008 (Vol. 14 No. 6) (2008) — Contributor — 3 copies, 1 review
Apex Magazine 32 (January 2012) (2012) — Author — 1 copy

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1974-04-15
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Birthplace
Pennsylvania, USA
Places of residence
Michigan, USA
Occupations
fantasy writer
Organizations
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Awards and honors
Hugo Award (2012)
Agent
JABberwocky Literary Agency

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Fractured Fairy Tales in Name that Book (August 2017)

Reviews

I wanna be a libriomancer!
Seriously, this concept is so awesome. And the book references many of my favorite books and authors as part of the hero's library. Also, we have a hero who is a librarian and damn proud of it.
This book had a great idea and explored the implications of that idea thoroughly, while leaving room for expansion later. The characters are well-drawn and relatable. I would recommend this book to anyone with even the faintest interest in speculative fiction.
 
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Bookladycma | 106 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
These books are brilliant. I'm still in love with the whole magic system, and how well thought-out it is. With this book, we see different facets of the characters and how they relate to each other and to the world. We see more of the history of libriomancy, and of Gutenberg's involvement with it. We see more of the moral conundrums that arise from it as well.

I will have a hard time waiting for the next book.
 
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Bookladycma | 30 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
The Stepsister Scheme by Jim Hines is the first in his Princess series. He takes popular fairy tales beyond their supposedly "happily ever after" and creates a world full of intrigue, betrayal, and adventure. Goodreads is spot on in their description of it combining Disney Princesses, Charlie's Angels, and the darker side of fairy tales.

This is another one of those books that I'd been meaning to read for a while and just hadn't had a chance, so I was a little afraid that it wouldn't live up to my expectations. It totally did and I wasn't disappointed.

This book finds Danielle (Cinderella), Talia (Sleeping Beauty) and Snow (Snow White) working together to find Danielle's husband, the prince. It was packed with great action scenes, twists and turns in the plot, and great characters. This is a prime example of what an author can do when they take fairy tale characters and re-imagine them in different roles.

If you prefer fairy tales retold with only superficial detail changes, this book is not for you. But if you're willing to stretch your imagination and re-imagine these princesses in totally different roles in their lives, you'll enjoy this book.
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Valerie.Michigan | 72 other reviews | May 1, 2024 |
Isaac has been working as a librarian for the past two years, cataloging works for both his small-town library and the secret society of magic users that he used to be part of. After over-using his magic, he almost got kicked out, but was allowed to remain on the fringes in this auxiliary role. All of that changes when a couple of vampires show up at the library and try to kill him. He's fortunate that Lena, a dryad, is following the vampires. Between Isaac and Lena, the vampires are dispatched (including the other vampires that were waiting at Isaac's house), and the two set out to figure out what's gone wrong with the treaty that usually keeps the vampires more or less in check. They discover that the aforementioned secret society, the Porters, is in disarray, with agents killed or kidnapped, including 400-year-old Johannes Gutenberg, the founder of the Porters. Could a rogue agent or former agent be behind it all?

That's kind of a sloppy summary, as I don't want to give too much away. There's a lot going on in this book, with the sort of plot that dashes from one big fight or disaster to another, with some witty quips in between. I loved the idea of Libriomancy, the magical ability to reach into books and pull out anything small enough to fit within the book's covers, though I am still confused, after finishing the book, about some of the rules and limitations of the magic. This is straight-up mind-candy, with not a lot of substance behind the flash -- and that's just fine; sometimes one needs just that kind of read. If it's what you're looking for, go right ahead. I probably won't read more in the series, but I don't regret having read this one.
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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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