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Jim C. Hines

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Jim C. Hines is the author of the Magic ex Libris series, the Princess series of fairy tale retellings, the humorous Goblin Quest trilogy, and the Fable Legends tie-in Blood of Heroes. His latest novel is Terminal Alliance, book one in the humorous science fiction Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse trilogy. He’s an active blogger, and won the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer. Jim lives in Michigan with his wife and two children. Online, he can be found at http://www.jimchines.com.

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Jim C. Hines Short answer - yes. If a trading card had enough story content to actively engage the imagination, it would be theoretically possible to use one for…moreShort answer - yes. If a trading card had enough story content to actively engage the imagination, it would be theoretically possible to use one for libriomancy. There's a similar bit of thinking and theorizing that comes up in book four about video game manuals.(less)
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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)
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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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“There was magic, and there was magic. Thanks to Gutenberg, I could no longer pull wands, potions, and light sabers out of books, but when it came to research, give me a well-stocked library and I was a goddamned Merlin.”
Jim C. Hines, Unbound

“Look at the shiny magic thing trying to kill us, isn’t it awesome?”
Jim C. Hines, Codex Born




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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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message 1: by Amanda (last edited Aug 25, 2016 11:15AM)

Amanda I don't even know how I got on GoodReads, but am glad you are my friend! ~Amanda


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