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rick c
Posted on Friday, November 25, 2005 - 04:28 pm:   

How do you pronounce his last name hine-line - or hine-lynn ??

thanks
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Sean
Posted on Friday, November 25, 2005 - 09:08 pm:   

Smith.
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John Joseph Adams
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 09:35 am:   

I always thought it was hine-lynn, but knowledgable folks in the industry (like Gordon) pronounce it hine-line, so I assume that's the correct way.
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BT
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 02:06 pm:   

I've never heard it pronounced any way other than "hine-line."
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 05:12 pm:   

I always pronounced it Hine-lynn, but I haven't heard anyone else do it, so I suspect it's incorrect.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 05:41 pm:   

I've only ever heard it pronounced "Hine-line."
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Matt Hughes
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 07:14 pm:   

There's a fine line between Hine-line and Hine-lynn.

Well, somebody had to say it.

Matt Hughes
Black Brillion now in paperback
The Gist Hunter & Other Stories now in stores
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utar
Posted on Saturday, November 26, 2005 - 08:27 pm:   

ZZZzzzzzzzzzzz....
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Rob Darnell
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 10:59 am:   

I'm going to really embarrass myself one of these days. I look at a name like that and think Hean-lean.
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Mastadge
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 06:14 pm:   

Heh. As a reader I like to think I have a fairly extensive vocabulary, but since I don't have all that many people I actually speak with, I'm fairly certain there are a whole lot of words I pronounce wrong. It's very annoying when I use a word in conversation, and the other person doesn't get it, and I don't know whether he or she simply doesn't know the word, or if I'm mispronouncing the thing.
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Gone to the Doggerel
Posted on Sunday, November 27, 2005 - 06:16 pm:   

Alas for those of us who've committed the sin
of pronouncing a famous name wrong, as Hine-lynn.
Strange land indeed, for print has defined
the spelling alone, not the sound, of Hine-LINE!
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Mary Robinette Kowal
Posted on Monday, November 28, 2005 - 11:06 pm:   

I have vague memories of a pronunciation guide in the forward to the Unabridged Stranger in a Strange Land, but I might be imagining that. I can't check because I loaned my copy out and it never came back.

This F.A.Q says it's pronounced Hine-line.
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John Thiel
Posted on Friday, December 02, 2005 - 05:01 pm:   

High in line.

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