Tag Archives: Ben Langdon

Every First Day Is a Weird Day

Even though Charlie Conti grew up surrounded by supervillains and mad scientists, she had no interest in taking over the world or challenging the Celestial Knights to a battle royale. All the 14-year-old girl wanted was to have a normal … Continue reading

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Twilight of the Gods

Danya Petrovich Galkin was born with a twist to his genetic code. He could hear the electrical world and could exert some control over it. If he wanted, he could change the channels on his TV without using a remote. … Continue reading

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Good Company

Over the years there have been thousands of stories written about heroes (super or otherwise). From Gilgamesh to Odysseus to Kal-El to Luke Skywalker, the hero’s journey continues to be an enduring monomyth encompassing drama, myth, and ritual. In every … Continue reading

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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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