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Codex Born Release Day! (And Giveaway!)

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Codex BornToday is the official release date for the U.S. mass market paperback of Codex Born, book two in the Magic ex Libris series. Which is a bit strange to me. The third book is done and turned in, and I’m finishing up another (unrelated) book, so it’s weird thinking of Codex as the “new” book.

But new it is, and as such, I MUST BLOG ABOUT IT AND ADD LOTS OF LINKS AND SUBTLY (AND NOT-SO-SUBTLY) ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO RUN OUT AND BUY ALL THE BOOKS!

Libriomancer

Codex Born

What can I say. After nine books, I’m taking the direct route. Here, have a guilt tripping kitten!

Guilt Kitten

THIS KITTEN IS SAD BECAUSE YOU HAVEN’T BOUGHT THE BOOK YET! Either that, or it’s thinking about that one scene from Guardians of the Galaxy.

Okay, seriously, it’s new book day, so if you haven’t guessed, I’m doing the traditional author freak-out. I’m excited to see this one out in paperback, both because I like my books being available in the cheaper mass market format, and because this means the ebook price is dropping as well.

Thanks for putting up with me through another release day. Now let’s give away a book! To enter, just leave a comment with a made-up book blurb by a fictional character. For example:

“I find your lack of Goblin Quest disturbing.”
-Darth Vader

“I am Groot.”
-Groot

I’ll send an autographed copy of one of my mass-market titles (your choice) to a random winner. There are no regional restrictions on who can enter, but only one entry per person, please.

Have fun, and in all seriousness, thank you so much for all of your support and encouragement over the years.

Mirrored from Jim C. Hines.

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jeriendhal
Aug. 5th, 2014 02:09 pm (UTC)
Nods The universe needs more Rocket/Groot Hurt-Comfort fic.

...

That wasn't the scene you were thinking of was it?

Edited at 2014-08-05 02:13 pm (UTC)
jimhines
Aug. 5th, 2014 02:18 pm (UTC)
Have you been reading my Twitter feed? ;-)
beccastareyes
Aug. 5th, 2014 03:19 pm (UTC)
"I am the Lorax and I speak for the dryads: buy Codex Born (though consider a digital format)." -- the Lorax, environmental activist.

(I feel like using an environmentalist character in a commercial enterprise that involves wood pulp is a bit unsettling, but let's say I am doing ironically. Also habitat preservation would be easier if one had dryads or nature spirits on your side.)
lenora_rose
Aug. 5th, 2014 08:24 pm (UTC)
Since the Lorax's entire presence in our world is to be found on pulped wood stock* the entire concept is inherently ironic.



*(there was no movie)
alumiere
Aug. 5th, 2014 03:53 pm (UTC)
Wandering the stacks on the way to Un Lun Dun, I neneeded a rest. Instead I read Libriomancer in one go...
celtic_catgirl
Aug. 5th, 2014 06:27 pm (UTC)
Gosh, that cat is making me feel guilty and I bought the book a year ago.

That said I loaned out my copies of the princess books and I'm beginning to doubt if I'll see them again. So....

I prefer my fire spiders with a side of ketchup but it does have a nice crunch. - Smaug
deborahblakehps
Aug. 5th, 2014 06:44 pm (UTC)
There should have been more cats. -- Puss in Boots

(And I bragged about you on FB, just because I could, and because we shared a release day._
dr_phil_physics
Aug. 5th, 2014 07:05 pm (UTC)
"I had to sit through a sad kitten and THIS is what Hines came up with?" -- Harlan Ellison

Respectfully submitted,

Dr. Phil
dionysus1999
Aug. 5th, 2014 07:46 pm (UTC)
Wait one minute, there, buster. While Harlan may be a caricature of his former self, he's still not fictional. Or do you know something I don't?

Edited at 2014-08-05 07:47 pm (UTC)
dr_phil_physics
Aug. 6th, 2014 06:05 am (UTC)
A-POLOGIES! Missed a requirement and now I'm doomed.

Though to be fair, Harlan's Ghost makes an appearance in a short story I wrote once. An unlicensed ghost, of course.

Or maybe it's that Harlan is bigger than life...

Naw. I just screwed up.

Dr. Phil
martianmooncrab
Aug. 5th, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
then there is the Goblin Anti-defamation folks, and the Goblin Eradication Faction..

dionysus1999
Aug. 5th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
"More fun than a body in the wood chipper, eh." - Marge Gunderson, Police Chief on Codex Born

jimhines
Aug. 13th, 2014 01:24 pm (UTC)
Congrats! You've won yourself a free book :-)

Can you please email me at jchines -at- sff.net? Let me know which of my mass market paperbacks you'd like, how you'd like it autographed, and where I should mail it.

Thanks!
sarahmichigan
Aug. 5th, 2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
My husband and I read Codex Born out loud to one another over a few weeks and really enjoyed it a lot. We're really anticipating the 3rd book!
jimhines
Aug. 6th, 2014 12:37 pm (UTC)
::Big grin::

I'm trying to decide when to post a preview/excerpt from book three...
finnyb
Aug. 6th, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in a book anymore."--Dorothy
jessie_c
Aug. 6th, 2014 02:14 am (UTC)
"Inconceivable!" - Vizzini.
larah33
Aug. 6th, 2014 02:18 am (UTC)
"This is not the fan fiction you were looking for." - Obi Wan Kenobi
rantinan
Aug. 7th, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)

"Stop complaining you bastard, I get one week a year. ONE"
Isacc Sky, Mightier than the Sword

Why yes, I do imagine Sky being jealous of Vainio's style of libromancy. Not to mention getting a whole series rather than just a short.
anglerfish07
Aug. 7th, 2014 02:16 am (UTC)
"Ook!" The Librarian, from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels.

Yay! Congratulations, Jim! :D

Edited at 2014-08-07 02:19 am (UTC)
kit_the_brave
Aug. 7th, 2014 03:31 am (UTC)
Aw, man, no one can beat "Ook." :D I'll have to go with:

I ATEN'T REDD THIS BOOKE YET. - Granny Weatherwax

anglerfish07
Aug. 17th, 2014 04:13 am (UTC)
Thanks, kit_the_brave! :D

I ATEN'T REDD THIS BOOKE YET. - Granny Weatherwax.

*Chuckles*

I love the Discworld novels, and Discworld references give me life. :) Reading your comment (and the rest of this thread) made my day!
sylviamcivers
Aug. 7th, 2014 04:13 pm (UTC)
"Magic from books? I'll set my R&D team to retro-engineer the magic." Mark Pierre Vorkosigan
rose0mary
Aug. 8th, 2014 05:38 am (UTC)
"The Hobbits are coming!" - Melantha Green
raktajinos
Aug. 10th, 2014 05:45 pm (UTC)
"Reading this makes my english speaking good" - Xander Harris


*goes off to order ebook* yay!

Edited at 2014-08-10 05:46 pm (UTC)
dionysus1999
Aug. 13th, 2014 01:44 pm (UTC)
Oh, Buffy reference, nice. I'm writing a play (badly, this is my first one) that combines vampire Willow and Xander with a character from an old RPG game that involves invading realities.
raktajinos
Aug. 14th, 2014 04:33 am (UTC)
it's always the right time for a Buffy reference in my opinion :P

a PLAY! ON BUFFY!! Tell me more. I'm currently writing a webseries that's full of Buffy references.
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