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Jim C. Hines

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Jim C. Hines' latest book is CODEX BORN, the second in his modern-day fantasy series about a magic-wielding librarian, a dryad, a secret society founded by Johannes Gutenberg, a flaming spider, and an enchanted convertible. He's also the author of the PRINCESS series of fairy tale retellings as well as the humorous GOBLIN QUEST trilogy. His short fiction has appeared in more than 40 magazines and anthologies, including Realms of Fantasy, Turn the Other Chick, and Sword & Sorceress XXI. He's also an active blogger, and won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Jim lives in Michigan with his wife and two children. He's currently hard at work on UNBOUND, the third book in the MAGIC EX LIBRIS series.


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I've always had a bit of sympathy for the underdogs. Heck, I've been a fan of Charlie Brown for as long as I can remember. So I felt bad for…more
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I've always had a bit of sympathy for the underdogs. Heck, I've been a fan of Charlie Brown for as long as I can remember. So I felt bad for the goblins. They get no respect, and basically just show up so the heroes can kill them on their way to the *real* challenge.

As for the princesses, those books came about in part because of my daughter, who was going through a princess phase at the time.I wanted her to see princesses who could kick butt and save the prince and take on the bad guys and so on. I also wanted to challenge the idea that you marry your prince and the story just ends, with everything being happiness and rainbows after that.(less)
Jim C. Hines Nope! Book four is under contract with DAW. At this point, I honestly don't know if that will be the last one in the series or not. Once I get through…moreNope! Book four is under contract with DAW. At this point, I honestly don't know if that will be the last one in the series or not. Once I get through the first draft of #4, I should have a better idea whether or not I'll be doing additional Magic ex Libris books.(less)
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“1. Bullying is not okay. Period.

2. Freedom of religion does not give you the right to physically or verbally assault people.

3. If your sincerely-held religious beliefs require you to bully children, then your beliefs are fucked up.”
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“Freedom of speech does not protect you from the consequences of saying stupid shit.

[Blog post, March 12, 2012]”
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“Your religious beliefs are your business. They are not and should not be the basis for law. If you use them as justification to discriminate against others, don’t be upset when others decide you’re an asshole."

[Blog post of July 26, 2011]”
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message 7: by Josh

Josh Hi, Jim. Thanks for accepting. I don't get along too well with urban fantasy, but really enjoyed Libriomancer. Looking forward to reading Codex Born soon.


message 6: by Kevin

Kevin Breaux You rock! Love your work!


Steve Jim, I just wanted to say 'thanks for the friendship', it was appreciated -x- Be well!


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Thanks for the friendship, Jim!
Smiles,
Jeannie


message 3: by Beth

Beth Hi Jim,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author here!


William hey Jim
look forward to talking books
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Amanda I don't even know how I got on GoodReads, but am glad you are my friend! ~Amanda


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