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Jim C. Hines

Autor(a) de Libriomancer

67+ Works 7,672 Membros 433 Críticas 40 Favorited

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Obras por Jim C. Hines

Libriomancer (2012) — Autor — 1,453 exemplares
The Stepsister Scheme (2009) 984 exemplares
Goblin Quest (2004) 717 exemplares
The Mermaid's Madness (2009) 565 exemplares
Codex Born (2013) — Autor — 547 exemplares
Red Hood's Revenge (2010) 460 exemplares
Goblin Hero (2007) 457 exemplares
Goblin War (2008) 383 exemplares
Unbound (2015) 372 exemplares
The Snow Queen's Shadow (2011) 334 exemplares
Terminal Alliance (2017) 324 exemplares
Revisionary (2016) 276 exemplares
Terminal Uprising (2019) 145 exemplares
Terminal Peace (2022) 64 exemplares
Goblin Tales (2011) 63 exemplares
Heroes in Training (2007) — Editor — 63 exemplares
The Legend of Jig Dragonslayer (2012) 61 exemplares
Imprinted (2018) 51 exemplares
The Faery Taile Project: Book One (2008) 40 exemplares
Rise of the Spider Goddess (2014) 39 exemplares
Invisible: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F (2014) — Editor — 33 exemplares
Fable: Blood of Heroes (2015) 31 exemplares
Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen (2020) 27 exemplares
Chupacabra's song (2015) 26 exemplares
Kitemaster and Other Stories (2011) 20 exemplares
Goldfish Dreams (2003) 19 exemplares
Invisible 2: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F (2015) — Editor — 18 exemplares
The Goblin Master's Grimoire (2013) 9 exemplares
Goblin Lullaby 5 exemplares
Spell of the Sparrow 4 exemplares
Daddy's Little Girl 3 exemplares
Crimson Frost 3 exemplares
Gift of the Kites 3 exemplares
Time in a Bottle: Volume 1 (2010) 3 exemplares
Blade of the Bunny 3 exemplares
Bloodlines 2 exemplares
Goblin War 1 exemplar
Team Teaching 1 exemplar
Sidekicked 1 exemplar
Stormcloud Rising 1 exemplar
The Red Path 1 exemplar
2012 1 exemplar
2009 1 exemplar
Over the Hill 1 exemplar
Goblin Hunter 1 exemplar
Original Gangster 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Shadowed Souls (2016) — Contribuidor — 335 exemplares
Turn the Other Chick (2004) — Contribuidor — 302 exemplares
Happily Ever After (2011) — Contribuidor — 294 exemplares
Robots vs Fairies (2018) — Contribuidor — 229 exemplares
Sword and Sorceress XXI (2004) — Contribuidor — 185 exemplares
Fantasy Gone Wrong (2006) — Contribuidor — 175 exemplares
If I Were An Evil Overlord (2007) — Contribuidor — 165 exemplares
Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots (2012) — Introdução — 163 exemplares
Strip Mauled (2009) — Contribuidor — 127 exemplares
A Girl's Guide to Guns and Monsters (2009) — Contribuidor — 116 exemplares
Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories (2014) — Contribuidor — 115 exemplares
Magic in the Mirrorstone: Tales of Fantasy (2008) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Misspelled (2008) — Contribuidor — 108 exemplares
The Modern Fae's Guide to Surviving Humanity (2012) — Contribuidor — 106 exemplares
Chicks and Balances (2015) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Places to Be, People to Kill (2007) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Terribly Twisted Tales (2009) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
The Book of All Flesh (2004) — Contribuidor — 55 exemplares
Imaginary Friends (2008) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 2: January/February 2015 (2015) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Zombiesque (2011) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares
L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future, Volume XV (1999) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Gamer Fantastic (2009) — Contribuidor — 40 exemplares
The Book of More Flesh (2005) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Year Three (2013) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares
Human for a Day (2011) — Contribuidor — 36 exemplares
Fantastic Companions (2005) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (2013) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Gateways (2005) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Prime Codex (2007) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (2014) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
The Death of All Things (2017) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Funny Fantasy (2016) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Never Too Old to Save the World: A Midlife Calling Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Where the Veil Is Thin (2020) — Introdução, algumas edições19 exemplares
When the Hero Comes Home (2011) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Unidentified Funny Objects 6 (2017) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2019 Edition (2019) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Path of the Just (2003) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Modern Magic: Tales of Fantasy and Horror (2005) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
The Usual Path to Publication: 27 Stories About 27 Ways In (2016) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
When the Villain Comes Home (2012) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Path of the Bold: Superhero Anthology (2004) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 9: March/April 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Unidentified Funny Objects 9 (2022) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Clarkesworld: Issue 025 (October 2008) (2008) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Arcana (2021) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Bash Down the Door and Slice Open the Badguy (2007) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Realms of Fantasy, August 2008 (Vol. 14 No. 6) (2008) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Apex Magazine 32 (January 2012) (2012) — Autor — 1 exemplar

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1974-04-15
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Pennsylvania, USA
Locais de residência
Michigan, USA
Ocupações
fantasy writer
Organizações
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America
Prémios e menções honrosas
Hugo Award (2012)
Agente
JABberwocky Literary Agency

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Fractured Fairy Tales em Name that Book (Agosto 2017)

Críticas

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.
 
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Zehava42 | 12 outras críticas | 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 | 72 outras críticas | 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.
 
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theOsteoholic | 72 outras críticas | Dec 24, 2023 |
Terminal Alliance is Jim C. Hines' first foray into the field of space opera and I loved it. His previous form has run strongly on the side of the humorous and ridiculous – and with Terminal Alliance both of these elements of his writing and personality are strongly on display. However, although Terminal Alliance is quite a silly book, it is also a clever space opera surprisingly more in line with the works of John Scalzi and Elizabeth Moon than the zany critiques of bureaucratic corporations found in the works of the great Douglas Adams (although, there are still some similarities to the great sci-fi parody master here). And while Hines laces his story in humor, the themes of Terminal Alliance, in many ways, are quite serious. Terminal Alliance is a story about the nature of racism and the erasure of history. And is a story about fighting for justice.

So what's the story? In a nutshell: A virus has decimated earth, leaving the humans mindless feral beasts (they basically become zombified). Magnanimously, an alien race called the Krakau, who are part of the Alliance, managed to keep ten thousand humans alive. As humans are hardy and eat pretty much anything, they are useful for all the dirty military jobs nobody else in the Alliance wants. But the Krakau, in saving humanity, has also completely rewritten human history and language.

We find our misfit heroes in janitorial positions among on starship EMCS Pufferfish. This crew is out in space, wearing their containment suits as they clean up yet another disgusting mess, when the cruiser abruptly goes silent, and when they get back inside, they discover their human shipmates gone feral-zombie, and the Krakau officers dead. Being left in charge, they decide to investigate this bioweapon attack and they soon discover that the history they were told about Earth was not all they were lead to believe...

Terminal Alliance host a cast of highly original cast of extraterrestrials and re-created humans I've ever encountered. From Mops, the lieutenant in charge, and her typical misfit crew: a tough ex-infantryman named Marilyn Monroe (HAHAHA), a gun-ho sanitation tech named Wolf who is super bloodthirsty but also pretty much incompetent, Kumar, the nerdy rule follower, and Grom, who isn't human at all, but Glicidae, a kind of gigantic centipede, who is also a nerd addicted to video games.

This is a pretty remarkable space opera one that begs for a reread in the near future as it is filled with plots within plots and mad machinations, and really fun world building. I look forward to the next book within the series.

For fans of: John Scalzi, Douglas Adams, Elizabeth Moon, James S.A. Corey.
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ryantlaferney87 | 19 outras críticas | Dec 8, 2023 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
67
Also by
50
Membros
7,672
Popularidade
#3,178
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
433
ISBN
155
Línguas
7
Marcado como favorito
40

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