Author Archives: Eric Searleman

The War of Talents, Part I

Thirty-three year old Kim Tavistock is looking for something to do with herself. Recently removed from a newspaper job in the U.S., Kim is back in England and living with her father. It’s 1936 and jobs are hard to find … Continue reading

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The Life and Death of Rasputin

How do you kill something that’s already dead? It’s simple. Every zombie, mummy, and vampire knows the answer to that question. Life is the only thing that can defeat death. But somehow Grigori Rasputin didn’t get cc’d on the memo. … Continue reading

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Hocus Pocus POTUS

Superhero novels are a great platform for metaphor and subtext. Rarely, and for good reason, do authors use their work to comment explicitly on current events. Nobody wants to read a Hulk novel about changes in the E.U. general data … Continue reading

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Live! In the Link Age 10.24.17

Trish Heinrich’s debut novel (Serpent’s Sacrifice / First Printing: September 2017 / ISBN: 9780999066911) is about a young woman who reinvents herself as a superheroine to avenge the death of her aunt. The book has garnered a bevy of enthusiastic … Continue reading

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Totally Spies

Novels about spies and superheroes often converge in a familiar Venn diagram. Alter egos, covert operations, gadgets, megalomaniacal villains, weapons of mass destruction, and secret lairs are some of the tropes shared by these two genres. If you like entertainment … Continue reading

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The Unsinkable Dreadnought

When you think about it, superheroes are lousy agents of democracy. Equality? Political freedom? Access to the legislative process? Forget about it. In no way does a crimefighting vigilante with superpowers represent democratic ideology. “We’re told to pretend that everyone … Continue reading

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Johnny Ribkins, Cartographer for Hire

Think about all the mutants who weren’t good enough to get into Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters. Remember KwikStep? He was the kid who could put on his sneakers without untying them. And GoGo Kawasaki? She never had to stop … Continue reading

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