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Invisible: an anthology edited by Jim C Hines

Today Jim C Hines announced Invisible, an anthology of personal essays on representation in science fiction and fantasy. Jim C Hines explains his motivation for Invisible: “The frustrating thing about blogging is that, for the most part, any given blog post has a very short lifespan. They get their moment in the spotlight, and then wander backstage to the archives. I wanted to find a way to keep these essays alive for anyone who wanted to read a…

Libriomancer by Jim C Hines

…e past this point in the story had the author been anyone other than Jim C Hines, calendar girl. Reading on paid off. Lena’s lover has been kidnapped by vampires. Lena expects her lover to either be killed or turned. Being turned would force Lena to change into something she did not want to become so Lena sought out Isaac as a replacement lover. Isaac struggles with his genuine attraction for Lena versus his ethical loathing of assuming some kind…

Cover pose-off – Jim C Hines judges fantasy cover pose imitations

By now you should have heard of Jim C Hines striking a pose. My personal favorite is ‘I don’t have a tattoo but I’ll flash my insulin pump site at you‘. Tonight Jim judged other poseurs emulating ridiculous images on fantasy covers in a cover pose-off. Criteria for success included cracking of bones and calls for chiropractors. Poses were deemed acceptable if the only way to get closer to the projected image was to break one’s back. Judges were k…

Invisible anthology edited by Jim C Hines

…eview by Evie Kendal Format: eBook Pages: 54 pages approx Publisher: Jim C Hines ISBN: 1230000232655 ISBN: 9781310872624 ASIN: B00JND5RBW BN ID: 2940149517329 Editor’s note: there is something to be said for having one ISBN number to rule them all. Invisible is an anthology collection of short pieces focused on giving a voice to marginalised groups and individuals in fiction. This quote comes from the Introduction and summarises the project well:…

Jim C Hines: Isaac and the Doctor (aka finding magic in our world)

A guest blog by Jim C Hines I was a relative latecomer to Doctor Who fandom. I’d caught glimpses of this weird-looking British show about a guy with a scarf and a mechanical dog who flew through time in a blue phone-booth of some sort, but I didn’t know much about it. And then I was in my hotel room one night at a convention, channel surfing and getting ready to crash, and I landed on the first part of “Blink.” Fast forward a few years. I now ow…

Codex Born by Jim C Hines

…mpires, the sparkly and non-sparkly kinds. Codex Born was written by Jim C Hines, calendar girl; Jim is renown as being a white guy who champions equity. In Codex Born, Jim explores equity in relationships, colour and non-traditional intimate relationships while acknowledging his characters’ propensities are fodder for gossip and possibly concern in their small town. Romance versus date-rape analogies contrast healthy relationships with the threat…

Jim C Hines series on Equity

Jim C Hines, a fantasy author renowned for his Striking a pose blog, is running a series of guest blogs on equity. Evil Albino Trope is Evil, my contribution, is today’s guest post. Guest posts addressing issues with an equity focus are Parched – Mark Oshiro Boys’ Books – Katharine Kerr Clicking – Susan Jane Bigelow The Princess Problem – Charlotte Ashley Autism, Representation, Success – Ada Hoffmann Gender in Genre – Katie I Don’t See Color – M…

That’s a wrap #25

…ide his romantic interest (a large teddy bear). But no matter the mission, Hines shows some flesh. Just because he is waging a war, it does not mean he cannot be alluring at the same time, right? Hines, a fantasy author, is posing like some of the female characters on science fiction and fantasy book covers he says objectify women. Go. Read the article in full, then go to Jim’s webpage and see his blogs on the subject (there are several), and join…

Paper books, plastic discs and kittehs

…Horace will have paid dearly in both. Back to contents Codex Born by Jim C Hines Cover Girl Jim C Hines does it again – Codex Born is the sequel to the fannish Libriomancer, a fantasy about a magical librarian who has acquired a nymph lover in a polyamorous relationship where both the nymph’s lovers help her achieve a measure of freedom. Codex Born continues the battle against the Devourers while our heroes engage with a new group of magical books…

And that’s a wrap #7

…5K mark, I’ll have more about the calendar soon :-)And thank you! — Jim C. Hines (@jimchines) January 1, 2013 so I’m living in hope. Oh yes, and if you’ve been following the pose-off, or even if you haven’t, you might be interested to learn that Jim beat Scalzi. Jim Hines isn’t the only one in the calendar business. David Tennant’s website has a free printable calendar for 2013. Here. i09 lists SFF rumours Here i09 lists true, false and unresolved…

On Writing: Rise of the Spider Goddess vs teacher feedback

…ack and need to find a suitable editor or teacher to work with them. Jim C Hines’s book Rise of the Spider Goddess is a good teaching tool. Jim says: In 2006, DAW Books published Jim C. Hines’ debut novel Goblin Quest. But before Jig the goblin, before fairy tale princesses and magic librarians and spunky fire-spiders, there was Nakor the Purple, an elf who wanted nothing more than to stand around watching lovingly overdescribed sunrises with his…

Doctor Who (1967): The Moonbase

…ck Troughton), Polly (Anneke Wills), Ben (Michael Craze) and Jamie (Frazer Hines) play on the surface of the moon, jumping in the lighter gravity, scuffing up moondust and generally having a good day at the Doctor Who equivalent of the beach until Jamie injures himself. Concerned for Jamie, the crew seek help from a nearby moonbase. Security is non-existent so our friends gain access without hindrance, only to be accused of carrying a plague or sa…

Representations of Albinism in Australian High School English Texts

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Essays on representations of albinism

…idalyn Productions. Haynes, N. (2014). Evil Albino Trope is Evil. In J. C. Hines (Ed.), Invisible anthology. US: Hines, Jim C. Haynes, N. (2015). Endsinger by Jay Kristoff. Heckerling, A. (2012). Vamps. USA: Anchor Bay Films. Heinlein, R. A. (1991). On the writing of speculative fiction. Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy, 5–11. Hickey-Moody, A., & Wood, D. (2008). Imagining otherwise: Deleuze, disability & Second Life. In ANZCA08: Power and Plac…

“Diversity in YA” with Fiona Wood, Michael Pryor and Meg Mundell

…te de Bodard On the topic of cultural appropriation in fantasy from the MedievalPOC Tumblr Diversity in Fantasy Mine by Cindy Pon Diversity, Appropriation, and Writing the Other by Jim C Hines Invisible, an anthology of essays about representation in science fiction and fantasy, edited by Jim C Hines. I contributed to this anthology….