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Jim C. Hines strikes a pose for women on fantasy book covers

U.S. fantasy writer Jim C. Hines is a brave man.

The author recently posed as the sword-wielding heroine from his novel The Stepsister Scheme. Inspired by the result, Hines posed for several more photos modelled after the covers of best-selling urban fantasy novels. The results “ and Hines’ point “ speak for themselves (warning: shirtless man).

For a comical take on gender stereotypes and superheros, also check out Kate Beaton’s Sexy Batman and her surly Wonder Woman.