Category Archives: Published in 2010

Let Your Blue Freak Flag Fly

Kyle Camden is a real jerk. He’s jealous, petty, and mean. He’s a smartass, a prankster, and he’s condescending to his parents. And guess what? He’s not even a teenager. But it gets worse. When a meteor shower (sorry, plasma … Continue reading

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Hail the Jewel in the Lotus Flower!

The Green Lama has been around a long time but he never attained cross-generational success like Doc Savage or the Shadow. His story started in pulp magazines during the ’40s, and later migrated to comics and radio. Eventually he faded … Continue reading

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Love is Electric

Ever since she was zapped by a knocked-over power line, Jamie Baker has been more amped up than an electrical generator. As a living, breathing conduit of electricity, she’s able to jumpstart a car or dim the houselights with just … Continue reading

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Superheroes vs. Warlocks, Part I

It’s WWII. The Germans have supermen, and the English have warlocks. Game on! During the years between the first and second World Wars, Germany creates the Institute of Human Advancement (Institut Menschlichen Vorsprung) to explore the possibility of “Germanic potential.” … Continue reading

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A Joke is a Very Serious Thing

Question: What kind of sandwiches do crime fighters eat for dinner? Answer: A supper hero. Puns (like this) pop up all over the place in Superhero’s Welcome, a novel about a group of jokey heroes who are methodically being assassinated … Continue reading

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It’s a Bird, it’s a Plane, it’s Sky Girl

At age 15, DeDe Christopher is confused by the way her body is changing. Her nerdy best friend is confused too. “Is this, like, a woman problem thing?” he asks hesitantly. No, says DeDe, “I am having, like, science fiction … Continue reading

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Gangsters, Goons, Golems, and Ghosts

It’s the 1920s and the United States and England are locked in a chilly post-war detente. After pounding Europe into submission during World War I, the Brits are now looking across the pond to reclaim their lost colonies. Cold war … Continue reading

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