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Jim C. Hines

Autor(a) de Libriomancer

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Obras de Jim C. Hines

Libriomancer (2012) — Autor — 1,462 cópias
The Stepsister Scheme (2009) 988 cópias
Goblin Quest (2004) 723 cópias
The Mermaid's Madness (2009) 569 cópias
Codex Born (2013) — Autor — 549 cópias
Red Hood's Revenge (2010) 462 cópias
Goblin Hero (2007) 462 cópias
Goblin War (2008) 386 cópias
Unbound (2015) 377 cópias
The Snow Queen's Shadow (2011) 337 cópias
Terminal Alliance (2017) 332 cópias
Revisionary (2016) 278 cópias
Terminal Uprising (2019) 149 cópias
Terminal Peace (2022) 69 cópias
Goblin Tales (2011) 64 cópias
Heroes in Training (2007) — Editor — 63 cópias
Imprinted (2018) 52 cópias
Rise of the Spider Goddess (2014) 39 cópias
Fable: Blood of Heroes (2015) 34 cópias
Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen (2020) 27 cópias
Chupacabra's song (2015) 26 cópias
Kitemaster and Other Stories (2011) 21 cópias
Goldfish Dreams (2003) 20 cópias
Goblin Lullaby 5 cópias
Crimson Frost 3 cópias
Time in a Bottle: Volume 1 (2010) 3 cópias
Bloodlines 2 cópias
Goblin War 1 exemplar(es)
Goblin (Goblin, #1) 1 exemplar(es)
Team Teaching 1 exemplar(es)
Sidekicked 1 exemplar(es)
Stormcloud Rising 1 exemplar(es)
The Red Path 1 exemplar(es)
Mightier Than The Sword 1 exemplar(es)
El mago de los libros 1 exemplar(es)
2012 1 exemplar(es)
2009 1 exemplar(es)
Untrained Melody [short story] (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
Over the Hill 1 exemplar(es)
Goblin Hunter 1 exemplar(es)
Inspecting the Workers 1 exemplar(es)
Original Gangster 1 exemplar(es)
Mermaid's Madness, The 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Shadowed Souls (2016) — Contribuinte — 342 cópias
Turn the Other Chick (2004) — Contribuinte — 302 cópias
Happily Ever After (2011) — Contribuinte — 296 cópias
Robots vs Fairies (2018) — Contribuinte — 229 cópias
Sword and Sorceress XXI (2004) — Contribuinte — 185 cópias
Fantasy Gone Wrong (2006) — Contribuinte — 174 cópias
If I Were An Evil Overlord (2007) — Contribuinte — 165 cópias
Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots (2012) — Introdução — 162 cópias
Strip Mauled (2009) — Contribuinte — 128 cópias
Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014) — Contribuinte — 118 cópias
A Girl's Guide to Guns and Monsters (2009) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Magic in the Mirrorstone: Tales of Fantasy (2008) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
Misspelled (2008) — Contribuinte — 107 cópias
The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity (2012) — Contribuinte — 106 cópias
Chicks and Balances (2015) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Places to Be, People to Kill (2007) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Terribly Twisted Tales (2009) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
The Book of All Flesh (2004) — Contribuinte — 55 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 2: January/February 2015 (2015) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Imaginary Friends (2008) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Zombiesque (2011) — Contribuinte — 51 cópias
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XV (1999) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Gamer Fantastic (2009) — Contribuinte — 40 cópias
The Book of More Flesh (2005) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Human for a Day (2011) — Contribuinte — 36 cópias
Fantastic Companions (2005) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Gateways (2005) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (2013) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias
Prime Codex (2007) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (2014) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
Never Too Old to Save the World: A Midlife Calling Anthology (2023) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
The Death of All Things (2017) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Funny Fantasy (2016) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
When the Hero Comes Home (2011) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Where the Veil Is Thin (2020) — Introdução, algumas edições19 cópias
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019 Edition (2019) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Unidentified Funny Objects 6 (2017) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
Path of the Just (2003) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Modern Magic: Tales of Fantasy and Horror (2005) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
When the Villain Comes Home (2012) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
The Usual Path to Publication: 27 Stories About 27 Ways In (2016) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Path of the Bold: Superhero Anthology (2004) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Uncanny Magazine Issue 9: March/April 2016 (2016) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Unidentified Funny Objects 9 (2022) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Clarkesworld: Issue 025 (October 2008) (2008) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Arcana (2021) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Bash Down the Door and Slice Open the Badguy (2007) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Realms of Fantasy, August 2008 (Vol. 14 No. 6) (2008) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias
Apex Magazine 32 (January 2012) (2012) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Pennsylvania, USA
Locais de residência
Michigan, USA
fantasy writer
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Hugo Award (2012)
JABberwocky Literary Agency



Fractured Fairy Tales em Name that Book (Agosto 2017)


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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foggidawn | outras 105 resenhas | Mar 11, 2024 |
Really enjoying this series. Good fun!

You know it's a good book when you immediately download the next one in the series. It's light hearted and a fun romp through magic and books. Like the literary references, especially the many books Ive read.
Zehava42 | outras 12 resenhas | Jan 23, 2024 |
I'm pretty sure I say this a lot, but Fairy Tales--and fairy tale reinventions--fascinate me. From the days of Happily Ever After on HBO to the wonderful, dark Vertigo title Fables--if its about a fairy tale I will give it a chance. This isn't to say I enjoyed them all (I'm not a fan of Shelly Duvall's Fairy Tale Theatre, wasn't even as a child), but I will give them a chance. I'm a late comer to The Stepsister Scheme, which came out earlier this year and until the upcoming sequel knew very little about it. I loved the cover, it had three 'classic' princesses done over and Happily Ever After existed--at a lifelong price.

I'm pleased to note that The Stepsister Scheme falls into the 'happy to have known' category. Danielle (Cinderella, and to note in Ever After 'Cinderella's' name was Danielle as well) doesn't take things laying down. She has her moments when she indulges in cliche'd princess behavior, but overall she comes across as a real person. Her reactions (such as to Talia) were believable and quite frankly she cracked me up. It was sometimes jarring when she'd go from Amazon to Princess, but by in large Hines straddles the line quite well.

Talia (aka Sleeping Beauty) is a pistol. She's cynical, tough and just shy of me thinking she's scary violent. Like the other two Princesses her backstory is comprised of the original tale and the watered down version a lot of people have learned it as. For those who've read the original tale, yes the Prince is still a right bastard for what he did to her and Talia isn't unhappy in saying so. She also decided to take a proactive stance against that happening every again and arms herself accordingly.

Snow (aka Snow White) took a little longer for me to cozen up to. Mostly because what I mistook for her being a tramp, was really her just being very confident in who she was and how she looked. By no means a lightweight in the fighting department, I think it thrilled her more to outwit the folks then anything else.

This isn't to say I loved it blindly, but its definitely been one of the better re-interpretations of the old tales (secret ninja Princesses is now my new favorite story device I think) I've read. Its definitely up there with Fables. And despite the fact it has an almost kid-like cover to it (at least to me) this is clearly an older teen to adult range book. Don't let the pretty princesses fool you folks--this isn't a Disney Princesses story at all.

Book 2, The Mermaid's Madness (with the Little Mermaid!) comes out October 6th with book 3 (Red Hood's Revenge) due out in 2010 and book 4 (Secret of the Snow Queen) due out in 2011. Titles and publish year are of course tentative and may change at any time.
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lexilewords | outras 72 resenhas | Dec 28, 2023 |
It's a clever idea, but I just can't get in to the characters. They're not very deeply written and not terribly compelling. I gave up on them about 100 pages in.
theOsteoholic | outras 72 resenhas | Dec 24, 2023 |



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