Libriomancer Roundup and Giveaway

Months ago, I thought about how August 1 marked the end of the Hugo voting period, which meant I could go on my blog and post something like, “Now that voting is over, I can stop worrying about pissing off the entire internet and tell y’all what I really think!” Or words to that effect.

And then I pissed off half of Reddit five days early, and COMPLETELY RUINED THE TIMING FOR MY SMARTASS JOKE!


Anyway, Libriomancer [Amazon | B&N | Mysterious Galaxy] comes out in six days. Yes, I’m excited. Yes, I’m freaking out. Here are some of the book-related things taking up my mental real estate right now…

  • My German publisher made an offer for Libriomancer and the sequel! Woo hoo! This is the first foreign deal for the book, but hopefully not the last 🙂
  • Booksignings! Next week I’ll be running all over Michigan to read, chat, and sign books with some of my favorite stores and people. You should totally come!
    • August 7, 7:00 p.m. Schuler Books – Eastwood Location. Lansing, Michigan.
    • August 8, 7:00 p.m. Nicola’s Books. Ann Arbor, Michigan.
    • August 9, 7:00 p.m. Schuler Books – Alpine Location. Walker, Michigan.
    • August 10, 7:00 p.m. Kazoo Books – Parkview Location. Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Reviews! Justin at Staffer’s Book Review posted a review of the book (and some commentary about the Reddit thing). He says, in part:

“Libriomancer … communicates a passion for genre fiction that I felt can only be captured with one word–Joy.  Jim C. Hines’ novel is an ode to genre and all the joy it’s brought him. A joy that he brought me as I read it … It’s a fantasy novel written by a fan, for fans. I would strongly recommend anyone who’s characterized themselves as such to read Libriomancer as soon as possible.”

  • The Little Red Reviewer said, “This might look like a run of the mill urban fantasy, but it’s a character driven story that will keep you thinking into the small hours of the night.”
  • SciFiChick was a bit disappointed by the romance, but liked the book overall, describing it as “fast-paced, action-packed and full of entertaining humor and suspense … a fantastic world of magic, mystery and excitement.”


And now for the giveaway! I’m gonna keep this simple. If you were given the power of libriomancy, the ability to create anything described on the pages of any published book, what would it be? Per the rules of libriomancy, you can’t create an intelligent being, and whatever you create has to fit through the pages. No TARDIS-making, sorry!

Leave your entry in the comments. I’ll pick one random winner this weekend and send them a personally inscribed copy of the book.

Have fun!