The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius
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... show more
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.
Publish date: February 19th 2013
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Short Stories
Anthology. I've only read the authors I know all of which happen to be female :) 3.875 stars. Laughter at the Academy by Seanan McGuire. A psychiatrist on a rampage. 2-1/2 stars.The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon. Loved that we get to see some of our old friends and enemies again. This one has the ...
This was such a great read!!! This anthology has an amazing theme. It was so fun. Some stories were better than others. My favorite was the one by Naomi Novik.
I'm not rating this because I borrowed this book from the library only for the Diana Gabaldon story. And while it was a satisfying story, I think it left me with more questions than I started with. But that's typical Diana Gabaldon, I think. I'm definitely glad I read it. It gives me a different per...
Three stars minus one star for the horrible [b:Outlander|10964|Outlander (Outlander, #1)|Diana Gabaldon|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1304187141s/10964.jpg|2489796] novella.