You probably know Jim C. Hines as the guy who recreated the absurd poses that women strike on the covers of fantasy novels a while back. But now he's written a new fantasy novel about a guy whose power comes from books — and it's actually way more fun than you could have expected.
Emily Dickinson had it wrong: There is no star cruiser like a book. When you want to journey past the furthermost limits of your own imagination, you turn to books. And August's new book releases are just packed with brilliant new ideas and thrilling stories, from some of the world's best writers.
We've seen stories about worlds where anything from a book can become real, but Jim Hines has a clever twist. In his new series, the popularity of paranormal and urban fantasy novels leads to a plague of book-spawned monsters.