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Jim C. Hines

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Jim C. Hines' latest book is REVISIONARY, the fourth 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, the humorous GOBLIN QUEST trilogy, and the Fable Legends tie-in BLOOD OF HEROES. His short fiction has appeared in more than 50 magazines and anthologies. Jim lives in Michigan with his wife and two children. Online, he can be found at http://www.jimchines.com.

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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 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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Tomorrow morning, I’m off to Continuum in Romulus, Michigan, to do Guest of Honor stuff. I’ll be joining gaming GoH John Wick and Musical GoH Tom Smith.


This is the rebirth/rebranding of the old ConClave convention. I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes!


If you’re looking to find me, here’s the most current schedule I’ve seen:


Fri 1700, Grand River, Opening Ceremonies

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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.”
Jim C. Hines

“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 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


William hey Jim
look forward to talking books
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message 3: by Beth

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


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


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


message 6: by Kevin

Kevin Breaux You rock! Love your work!


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.


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