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Hines, Jim C

Entry updated 27 February 2023. Tagged: Author.

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(1974-    ) US author who began to publish work of genre interest with "Blade of the Bunny" in L Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future: Volume XV (anth 1999) edited by Algis Budrys. Most of his work has been fantasy, mostly in such series as the humorous Jig the Goblin sequence beginning with Goblinquest (2004) [see Checklist below].

In the Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse sequence beginning with Terminal Alliance (2017), Hines attempts to translate the tale of a desolate post-Pandemic Zombie-infested distant Near Future Earth into Humour, softening Horror in SF tropes with some success. The Aliens who establish First Contact and attempt Uplift are amusingly conceived. The treatment of humans as economic migrants to the stars is rendered in Space Opera terms that lighten the scene. The protagonists come through with flying colours.

Hines received a Hugo as best fan writer in 2012. [JC/DRL]

Jim C Hines

born Pennsylvania: 15 April 1974



Jig the Goblin

  • Goblinquest (Waterville, Maine: Five Star, 2004) [Jig the Goblin: hb/Alan M Clark]
  • Goblin Hero (New York: DAW Books, 2007) [Jig the Goblin: pb/Mel Grant]
  • Goblin War (New York: DAW Books, 2008) [Jig the Goblin: pb/Mel Grant]

Fairy Tale Princesses

Magic Ex Libris

  • Libriomancer (New York: DAW Books, 2012) [Magic Ex Libris: hb/Gene Mollica]
  • Codex Born (New York: DAW Books, 2013) [Magic Ex Libris: hb/Gene Mollica]
  • Unbound (New York: DAW Books, 2015) [Magic Ex Libris: hb/Gene Mollica]
  • Revisionary (New York: DAW Books, 2016) [Magic Ex Libris: hb/Gene Mollica]
  • Imprinted (Jim C Hines, 2018) [novelette: chap: Magic Ex Libris: pb/]

Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse

  • Terminal Alliance (New York: DAW Books, 2017) [Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse: hb/Daniel Dos Santos]
  • Terminal Uprising (New York: DAW Books, 2019) [Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse: hb/Daniel Dos Santos]
  • Terminal Peace (New York: DAW Books, 2022) [Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse: hb/]

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