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The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination
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Breathtakingly rich... Superior writing, fantastic storytelling, and creative adherence to the theme will keep readers enthralled.--Publishers Weekly, starred review on Federations. Editor John Joseph Adams has put together an impressive collection.The Washington Post on The Living Dead 2 --Various --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
JOHN JOSEPH ADAMS is the bestselling editor of Wastelands, Under the Moons of Mars, Seeds of Change,The Living Dead, The Way of the Wizard, By Blood We Live, and The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. He's a two-time finalist for the Hugo and a three-time finalist for the World Fantasy Award. He is also the publisher and editor of Lightspeed Magazine, and the co-host of Wired.com's The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast. He lives in Coastal Central California. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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When I came across this collection, a little voice inside my head was chanting, please don’t suck, please don’t suck. Haha! Thankfully a mad genius must have compiled it because there was nary a story I didn’t enjoy. Be warned the content, style, and overall atmosphere of the stories vary greatly. Some are hilarious (Professor Incognito Apologizes: An Itemized List), others are dire and some can even be a bit crass.
I was going to hash out and rate each individual story, but alas I got so wrapped up that I just couldn’t be bothered to stop between stories. Plus there is a nifty little description at the front of each so why should I ruin the fun for you. I can tell you this though, if the theme of the collection appeals to you, I have no doubt that it will be enjoyed.
What…you’re still here!? *Breaks out her mind control ray gun* – if you’re a fan of the super villain, mad scientists, or just like to root for the bad guy at times, The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination is a collection definitely worth its salt.
There was surprisingly little of that in this book.
Many of the stories read as allegories. Moral tales that lacked much action and instead focused on some important lesson. Those can be enjoyable, but I would have liked more of the stories to actually be about mad scientists who were acting like mad scientists.
I would have given this three stars except for the story 'Mofongo Knows.' It was far and away my favorite in the anthology. You come to truly identify with and care about the main character. He is oddly 'human' and while the story is tragic it is also beautiful and touching.
Laughter at the Academy - Seanan McGuire
Ancient Equations - L.A. Banks
The Space Between - Diana Gabaldon
The Pittsburgh Technology - Jeffrey Ford
The Food Taster's Boy - Ben H. Winters
The blurbs before each story were also very annoying, and often gave away plot elements which should not have been revealed. And after each story, the editor made sure to plug as many of his anthologies as possible.