Jim C. Hines Books In Order

Jig the Goblin Books In Publication Order

  1. Goblin Quest (2004)
  2. Goblin Hero (2007)
  3. Goblin War (2008)

Princess Books In Publication Order

  1. The Stepsister Scheme (2008)
  2. The Mermaid’s Madness (2009)
  3. Red Hood’s Revenge (2010)
  4. The Snow Queen’s Shadow (2011)

The Faery Taile Project Books In Publication Order

  1. Red’s Tale / Lobo’s Tale (2008)

Magic Ex Libris Books In Publication Order

  1. Libriomancer (2012)
  2. Codex Born (2013)
  3. Unbound (2015)
  4. Chupacabra’s Song (2015)
  5. Revisionary (2016)
  6. Imprinted (2018)

Fable Books In Publication Order

  1. Fable (2015)

Janitors of the Post-Apocalypse Books In Publication Order

  1. Terminal Alliance (2017)
  2. Terminal Uprising (2019)

Standalone Novels In Publication Order

  1. Rise of the Spider Goddess (2014)
  2. Tamora Carter: Goblin Queen (2020)

Short Story Collections In Publication Order

  1. Goldfish Dreams (2003)
  2. Kitemaster and Other Stories (2011)
  3. Sister of the Hedge & Other Stories (2012)
  4. The Goblin Master’s Grimoire (2013)

Non-Fiction Books In Publication Order

  1. Invisible: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F (2014)
  2. Invisible 2 (2015)
  3. Invisible 3 (2017)

UFO Anthology Books In Publication Order

  1. Unidentified Funny Objects (2012)
  2. Unidentified Funny Objects 2 (2013)
  3. Unidentified Funny Objects 3 (2014)
  4. Funny Science Fiction (2015)
  5. Unidentified Funny Objects 4 (2015)
  6. Funny Fantasy (2016)
  7. Unidentified Funny Objects 5 (2016)
  8. Funny Horror (2017)
  9. Unidentified Funny Objects 6 (2017)
  10. Unidentified Funny Objects 7 (2018)
  11. Unidentified Funny Objects 8 (2020)

Anthologies In Publication Order

  1. The Book of All Flesh (2001)
  2. Prime Codex (2007)
  3. Magic in the Mirrorstone (2008)
  4. Misspelled (2008)
  5. Time in a Bottle, Volume 1 (2010)

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Fable Book Covers

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Jim C. Hines Books Overview

Goblin Quest

In the history of grand adventures, heroic quests, and noble battles, goblinkind has never been more than a footnote. All that is about to change GoblinQuest. Jig the goblin wants nothing more than to be left alone. Instead, he is drafted to help guard the goblin tunnels against intruders. When Jig’s patrol is ambushed by a group of adventurers, he does what goblins do best: throws down his weapon and surrenders. Thus begins Jig’s quest, as the adventurers force him to serve as their guide through the labyrinth of tunnels beneath the mountain. Led by Prince Barius Wendelson, their goal is an ancient magical artifact, hidden somewhere in the tunnels here ages past. As the group moves deeper into the tunnels, Jig finds himself face to face with creatures of goblin legend: ogres, trolls, not to mention the long dead servants of the dreaded Necromancer, all leading to the ultimate confrontation with the dragon Straum. In the end, Jig will have to find a way to combine heroism with his own goblin ideas. The result is an unpredictable adventure that will leave readers cheering this unlikeliest of heroes and questioning some of the most basic traditions of fantasy quests. Jim C. Hines lives in Lansing, Michigan. 20021201

Goblin Hero

After barely surviving an adventure he never wanted, the scrawny little nearsighted goblin called Jig is now known as Jig Dragonslayer, and has the power of healing, thanks to the forgotten god he worships. But being a hero isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Not when the goblin leader wants him dead, and everyone else actually expects him to keep doing heroic and incredibly dangerous things.

Goblin War

If you think it’s hard being a hobgoblin or a human, try living a goblin’s life for a while. In fact, try imagining what it’s like to be the runtiest goblin in the caves, the lone worshiper of a god who’s been forgotten for a good reason, and the target everyone points to at the first hint of trouble. Try picturing yourself as Jig Dragonslayer, and see how you like it…
Despite impossible odds, Jig was still alive. He’d survived an adventurer’s quest against a dragon and a necromancer, a pixie invasion that had ogres and trolls dropping like flies, and, most frightening of all, the threat of being made chief of the goblins. He wasn’t sure how much more he could stand. Naturally, he was about to find out. War was brewing in the world outside the Mountain, and when the goblin’s lair was invaded by human warriors in search of the Rod of Creation, Jig knew it was just the start of another really bad day…

The Stepsister Scheme

What would happen if an author went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for his plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie’s Angels? What s delivered is The Stepsister Scheme a whole new take on what happened to Cinderella and her prince after the wedding. And with Jim C. Hines penning the tale readers can bet it won t be and they lived happily ever after.

The Mermaid’s Madness

What would happen if a star writer went back to the darker themes of the original fairy tales for plots, and then crossed the Disney princesses with Charlie’s Angels? What he’d end up with is The Mermaid’s Madness a whole new take on The Little Mermaid. And with Jim C. Hines, of Jig the Goblin fame, penning the tale, you can bet it won’t be ‘They lived happily ever after.’

Red Hood’s Revenge

Wars may end. But vengeance is forever. Roudette’s story was a simple one. A red cape. A wolf. A hunter. Her mother told her she would be safe, so long as she kept to the path. But sometimes the path leads to dark places. Roudette is the hunter now, an assassin known throughout the world as the Lady of the Red Hood. Her mission will take her to the country of Arathea and an ancient fairy threat. At the heart of the conflict between humans and fairies stands the woman Roudette has been hired to kill, the only human ever to have fought the Lady of the Red Hood and survived the princess known as Sleeping Beauty.

Red’s Tale / Lobo’s Tale

Is it good to be bad? Or is it bad to be good? This snarky and fun retelling of the classic fairy tale ‘Little Red Riding Hood and The Big Bad Wolf’ will have you laughing out loud as you turn the pages. The stories are printed opposite one another so that when you finish reading one version of the story, you can turn the book upside down and read the other each side has its own cover! This book is suitable for a YA audience, but will appeal to older readers as well. There are two sides to every story you deserve to read both!

Goldfish Dreams

Eileen Greenwood’s first year at Southern Michigan University means freedom: freedom from the brother who molested her, freedom from the father who refused to believe her, and freedom from the sister who turned her back on it all. Eileen desperately wants to escape the past and live her life, but nightmares and flashbacks make it impossible to forget what she endured. Instead, she becomes obsessed with learning what transformed her brother into a predator.

In the effort to understand, she risks her health, her friendships, and her future. She will face both her own memories of the past, and a monster far worse than her brother…
if she can find the strength to confront him.

Invisible: Personal Essays on Representation in SF/F

This all new fantasy anthology features thirteen original stories about ordinary or inexperienced people learning to become extraordinary heroes. From the shape shifter Esen alit Quar who is forced unexpectedly into her first solo mission to the young man sworn to defeat a pack of lycanthropes, these heroes in training are thrown into exciting adventures that demand nothing short of all that is in them.

The Book of All Flesh

The dead have risen. God help the living. It’s too late to run. The zombies are everywhere. They stalk through urban jungles and across the carefully manicured lawns of suburbia, shudder to unlife on the bloodiest battlefields of the Civil War and in the deepest unnels of far flung interstellar mining colonies. They lurk on your street, in your company’s boardroom, in your own bedroom. And they hunger. The Book of All Flesh presents more than two dozen original tales of zombie horror, including works from such renowned chroniclers of fantastic terror as C. Dean Andersson, Ed Greenwood, Robert Vardeman, Scott Edelman, Robin D. Laws, and Matt Forbeck.

Prime Codex

Prime Codex highlights the new directions in fiction that the Codex Writers Group has collectively begun to forge. A vibrant community of ‘neo pro’ writers of speculative fiction: writers on the hungry edge of their careers, Codex Writers include Writers of the Future winners, veterans of prestigious writing workshops, and authors of critically acclaimed publications at all levels of the literary marketplace, from novels to flash fiction. Gathering stories from a cross section of the group’s production, the anthology reveals just how diverse and influential the next generation of speculative fiction will be.


strange magic…
in 17 Fascinating tales of spells gone awry

When it comes to magic, skipping the directions, changing the ingredients, or garbling the words of a spell can lead to unusual consequences sometimes dire, sometimes comical. Included in these stories are just a few of the possible results: a cybermancer has her spell disk corrupted by some unexpected input; two students brewing up spells outside the curriculum forgo a critical ingredient; a young woman orders a fairy tale life, but forgets to read the fine print. Now they’re really spellbound…

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