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From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have lengthy been interested by insane plans for international domination and the madmen who devise them. in most cases, we see those villains throughout the eyes of fine men. This anthology, although, explores the area of mad scientists and evil geniuses—from their very own splendidly twisted aspect 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 superb collection of news sure 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 constantly stir the pot; they’re even more enjoyable than the nice men, whether we wish to see the great men win. Their fiendish schemes, maniacal laughter, and limitless ambition are mythical, yet what lies in the back of these loopy eyes and depraved grins? How—and why—do they devote those nefarious deeds? And why are they so set on taking up the world?

If you’ve ever requested your self any of those questions, you’re in success: It’s ultimately time for the madmen’s facet of the tale.

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Robert Nathan, with whom I became friends for the last twenty-odd years of his life, said to me once, "I read Dunsany and Machen when I was young, and I met Cabell once or twice, in the twenties, but I never considered them a literary school or generation of any sort. " When I asked if he thought of himself as a fantasy writer, he answered, "No I work around the edges, if you like, but in the end I write what I like to read, like the rest of us. " Maybe what I'm getting at - and what Robert meant - is that the division between fantasy writers and writers who wrote fantasy wasn't nearly as distinct during most of his publishing career as it has become in recent decades.

She got out. " he said cheerfully and jumped back in and took off, leaving the smell of exhaust. She was standing in an alley barely wider than the taxi. Both sides of the alley were long red walls, punctuated by wide doors, all closed. A man jogged past her with a long stick over his shoulders with baskets on both ends. The stick was bowed with the weight and flexed with each step. Directly in front of her was a red door set with studs. If she tilted her head back, above the wall she could see a building with curved eaves, rising tier upon tier like some exotic wedding cake.

Rachel," Speed said from her door. She stopped with her hand on the gate. " he asked. " she asked. He shrugged. The geese were gathered in a soft gray cluster by the garden at the side of the little clapboard cabin where they had been picking among the tomato plants. All their heads were turned towards her. She went out the gate. The road was full of pale dust like talcum powder, already warmed by the sun. It felt so good she was glad that she hadn't worn shoes. As she walked, she seemed to walk forward in time.

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