The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius

The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius

John Joseph Adams L.A. Banks Laird Barron David Farland Jeffrey Ford Alan Dean Foster Diana Gabaldon Theodora Goss Austin Grossman Grady Hendrix Mary Robinette Kowal David D. Levine Heather Lindsley Marjorie M. Liu Seanan McGuire L.E. Modesitt Jr. Naomi Novik Jeremiah Tolbert Harry Turtledove Genevieve Valentine Carrie Vaughn Daniel H. Wilson Ben H. Winters
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From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through the eyes of good guys. This anthology, however, explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses—from their own wonderfully twisted point of view.

An all-star roster of bestselling authors—including Diana Gabaldon, Daniel Wilson, Austin Grossman, Naomi Novik, and Seanan McGuire ... twenty-two great storytellers, all told—have produced a fabulous assortment of stories, guaranteed to provide readers with hour after hour of high-octane entertainment born of the most megalomaniacal mayhem imaginable.

Everybody loves villains. They’re bad; they always stir the pot; they’re much more fun than the good guys, even if we want to see the good guys win. Their fiendish schemes, maniacal laughter, and limitless ambition are legendary, but what lies behind those crazy eyes and wicked grins? How—and why—do they commit these nefarious deeds? And why are they so set on taking over the world?

If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’re in luck: It’s finally time for the madmen’s side of the story.

Between each chapter falls a single-page essay by the editor, by way of introduction to the story ahead; they have titles of their own, but all contain spoilers, so are not listed here . All individual works in this anthology are in short story form, with the exception of Diana Gabaldon's 80-page Outlander novella, and unless otherwise noted, were first published within.

CONTENTS

Foreword - Chris Claremont, The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius
01 - Austin Grossman, Professor Incognito Apologizes: An Itemized List
02 - Harry Turtledove, Father of the Groom
03 - Seanan McGuire, Laughter at the Academy: A Field Study in the Genesis of Schizotypal Creative Genius Personality Disorder
04 - David D. Levine, Letter to the Editor
05 - Jeremiah Tolbert, Instead of a Loving Heart
06 - Daniel H. Wilson, The Executor
07 - Heather Lindsley, The Angel of Death Has a Business Plan
08 - Dave Wolverton , Homo Perfectus
09 - L.A. Banks, Ancient Equations
10 - Alan Dean Foster, Rural Singularity
11 - Genevieve Valentine, Captain Justice Saves the Day
12 - Theodora Goss, The Mad Scientist's Daughter
13 - Diana Gabaldon, The Space Between
14 - Carrie Vaughn, Harry and Marlowe Meet the Founder of the Aetherian Revolution
15 - Laird Barron, Blood and Stardust
16 - L.E. Modesitt Jr., A More Perfect Union
17 - Naomi Novik, Rocks Fall
18 - Mary Robinette Kowal, We Interrupt This Broadcast
19 - Marjorie M. Liu, The Last Dignity of Man
20 - Jeffrey Ford, The Pittsburgh Technology
21 - Grady Hendrix, Mofongo Knows
22 - Ben H. Winters, The Food Taster's Boy
Language
English
Pages
368
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Tor Books
Release
February 19, 2013
ISBN
0765326450
ISBN 13
9780765326454
From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through the eyes of good guys. This anthology, however, explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses—from their own wonderfully twisted point of view.

An all-star roster of bestselling authors—including Diana Gabaldon, Daniel Wilson, Austin Grossman, Naomi Novik, and Seanan McGuire ... twenty-two great storytellers, all told—have produced a fabulous assortment of stories, guaranteed to provide readers with hour after hour of high-octane entertainment born of the most megalomaniacal mayhem imaginable.

Everybody loves villains. They’re bad; they always stir the pot; they’re much more fun than the good guys, even if we want to see the good guys win. Their fiendish schemes, maniacal laughter, and limitless ambition are legendary, but what lies behind those crazy eyes and wicked grins? How—and why—do they commit these nefarious deeds? And why are they so set on taking over the world?

If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’re in luck: It’s finally time for the madmen’s side of the story.

Between each chapter falls a single-page essay by the editor, by way of introduction to the story ahead; they have titles of their own, but all contain spoilers, so are not listed here . All individual works in this anthology are in short story form, with the exception of Diana Gabaldon's 80-page Outlander novella, and unless otherwise noted, were first published within.

CONTENTS

Foreword - Chris Claremont, The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius
01 - Austin Grossman, Professor Incognito Apologizes: An Itemized List
02 - Harry Turtledove, Father of the Groom
03 - Seanan McGuire, Laughter at the Academy: A Field Study in the Genesis of Schizotypal Creative Genius Personality Disorder
04 - David D. Levine, Letter to the Editor
05 - Jeremiah Tolbert, Instead of a Loving Heart
06 - Daniel H. Wilson, The Executor
07 - Heather Lindsley, The Angel of Death Has a Business Plan
08 - Dave Wolverton , Homo Perfectus
09 - L.A. Banks, Ancient Equations
10 - Alan Dean Foster, Rural Singularity
11 - Genevieve Valentine, Captain Justice Saves the Day
12 - Theodora Goss, The Mad Scientist's Daughter
13 - Diana Gabaldon, The Space Between
14 - Carrie Vaughn, Harry and Marlowe Meet the Founder of the Aetherian Revolution
15 - Laird Barron, Blood and Stardust
16 - L.E. Modesitt Jr., A More Perfect Union
17 - Naomi Novik, Rocks Fall
18 - Mary Robinette Kowal, We Interrupt This Broadcast
19 - Marjorie M. Liu, The Last Dignity of Man
20 - Jeffrey Ford, The Pittsburgh Technology
21 - Grady Hendrix, Mofongo Knows
22 - Ben H. Winters, The Food Taster's Boy
Language
English
Pages
368
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Tor Books
Release
February 19, 2013
ISBN
0765326450
ISBN 13
9780765326454

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