By John Joseph Adams
From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have lengthy been excited about insane plans for international domination and the madmen who devise them. ordinarily, we see those villains during the eyes of fine men. This anthology, even though, explores the realm of mad scientists and evil geniuses―from their very own splendidly twisted element of view.
An all-star roster of bestselling authors―including Diana Gabaldon, Daniel Wilson, Austin Grossman, Naomi Novik, and Seanan McGuire…twenty-two nice storytellers all told―have produced a wonderful collection of news absolute to supply readers with hour after hour of high-octane leisure born of the main megalomaniacal mayhem imaginable.
Everybody loves villains. they're undesirable; they regularly stir the pot; they are much extra enjoyable than the great men, whether we wish to see the nice men win. Their fiendish schemes, maniacal laughter, and unlimited ambition are mythical, yet what lies at the back of these loopy eyes and depraved grins? How―and why―do they dedicate those nefarious deeds? And why are they so set on taking up the world?
If you have ever requested your self any of those questions, you are in success: it is ultimately time for the madmen's part of the story.
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