Category Archives: Short Story Collections

Upside Down & Inside Out

In his introduction, editor Ben Langdon states that he wanted the stories in This Mutant Life to “reflect the collision of the ordinary with the extraordinary.” His goal was to explore the lives of heroes and villains, monsters and aliens … Continue reading

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Super Stories

Let’s face it; any short story compilation that boasts efforts by Jonathan Lethem, Kelly Link, Cory Doctorow, and George R.R. Martin is bound to turn heads. And, as you’d expect from taking one glance at the table of contents, the … Continue reading

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Sentinels Alert

Author Van Allen Plexico has been writing (and publishing) his ongoing Sentinels saga since 2006. That’s when the world was formally introduced to genius inventor, Esro Brachis, America’s most beloved hero, Ultraa, Lyn “Pulsar” Li, and Vanadium, the armored alien … Continue reading

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Science Gone Too Far

We [heart] mad scientists. And we especially [heart] mad scientists who want to rule the world. What can we say? We’ve always had a thing for bad boys wearing white lab coats. But only one of the 22 mad villains … Continue reading

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Superheroes 2.0

No equivocation. Editor Rich Horton has assembled an excellent anthology of superhero prose fiction. And we wholeheartedly recommend everyone pick it up. But don’t be confused. It’s not the only book of short stories titled Superheroes in the Library of … Continue reading

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Amazing Fantasy

As a kid, we read a lot of comic books. And we liked everything: superhero comics, monster comics, romance comics, Archie comics, Hot Rod comics, Weird War comics, underground comix, Bob Hope comics, and Wendy the Good Little Witch comics. … Continue reading

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Canada to the Rescue

From the North Pole to the Great Lakes, from Cape Breton to Vancouver Island, Canada is a big place. Undoubtedly there‚Äôs a lot of villainy afoot. Alpha Flight could probably use a little backup. And help is on the way … Continue reading

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