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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Joseph Adams Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki, Mary Robinette Kowal, Justine Eyre Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2013 ISBN: 9781469282244
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Veteran anthology editor Adams succeeds again with these frequently lighthearted tales of villains and mad scientists trying to take over the world and get the better of the more appreciated good guys…Adams’ entertaining story introductions set the stage for villains to find their own definitions and identities.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “A no-holds-barred collection…Brilliant…Insightful…Demonstrates the seductive power of the bad guy…In addition to the overall excellence of the stories, fans of superhero fiction should enjoy the variety of interpretations of the terms ‘mad scientist,’ ‘super villain,’ and ‘evil genius.’”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “By turns hilarious, heartbreaking and wonderfully wacky, this anthology is a genuine triumph…Every single one of these tales…is nothing short of stellar. This isn’t just a ‘must-buy,’ it’s a must buy for every sci-fi fan you know.”

    RT Book Reviews

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About the Author

John Joseph Adams, called “the reigning king of the anthology world” by Barnes & Noble, is the bestselling editor of such anthologies as Epic, Wastelands, Brave New Worlds, The Living Dead, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and many, many others. He is a six-time Hugo finalist and five-time World Fantasy Award nominee. Adams is also the editor and publisher of the magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare as well as the cohost of the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

About the Narrators

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014, and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.

Mary Robinette Kowal was the 2008 recipient of the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and a Hugo nominee for her story “Evil Robot Monkey.” She is an active member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and currently serves on the board of directors. A professional puppeteer and voice actor, she grew up in North Carolina and spent five years touring nationally with puppet theaters. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Rob and nine manual typewriters.

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated dozens of audiobooks and has a prestigious Audie Award and seven AudioFile Earphones Awards under her belt. Eyre is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.