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An anthology of original horror tales featuring "evil genius" archetype characters intent on ruling the world features contributions by Diana Gabaldon, Daniel Wilson, and Austin Grossman.
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Títol:The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius
Autors:John Joseph Adams (Editor)
Informació:Tor Books (2013), 368 pages
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As always with anthologies such as this, there are individual stories within it that are worth 4 and 5 stars in-and-of themselves. While this anthology was quite enjoyable and had some genuinely unexpected moments which I appreciate, my overall experience of reading it was only OK. Not at all bad, but the ultimate effect wasn't great either. ( )
  johnthelibrarian | Aug 11, 2020 |
Sometimes friends press books into my hands despite the book not being my usual kind of read. A collection of science fiction and fantasy short stories is definitely one of these kinds of books. The title of the book, giving away the thematic link through all the stories, made me think of Pinky and the Brain and their plans to take over the world. Of course, my friend loaned the book to me specifically for the Diana Gabaldon story in it, a story adjacent to the Outlander world, focused on Master Raymond and the Compte St. Germain. But because I am a completest of the worst sort, I had to read all of the stories, not just the one she thought I'd be curious about.

As in all collections, some of the stories were more entertaining than others. I particularly like the ones that were comedic in tone with bumbling super villains but then I always liked the campy "Kapow" and "Bam" of the 1960s era Batman tv show too so my taste may be a tad suspect. I am certain that there were many stories that allude to characters or novels in the genre that I completely missed, not being much of a sci-fi or fantasy reader, which those who catch the references will probably find enhance the stories. My level of familiarity is with The Incredibles, the aforementioned Pinky and the Brain, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, and for a non-cartoon reference, the baddies in James Bond. Hardly a breadth of literary knowledge of the genre.

Each story in the collection starts with what appears almost to be a case file written by the editor. It summarizes the category of the story, who tells the story, the rule of supervillainry that the story illustrates, and who the story is about. Sometimes these little intros are fun and other times they are too much, giving away more than should be told in advance of the actual story. The stories themselves are of varying lengths and varying seriousness. Some appear to be part of their authors' larger universes while others seem to be stand alone. A unique idea for a collection, I'm not sure this necessarily made me any more likely to read some of these authors but for the most part, it was a fun and unlikely bit of reading for me. ( )
  whitreidtan | Mar 8, 2020 |
Okay, so far I have only read the Diana Gabaladon short story. I very much enjoyed it. ( )
  sweetfe | Jun 6, 2018 |
I liked this collection for the most part. I could have done without the ~80pg romance novella from Diana Gabaldon, which didn't really fit the mood or theme of the rest of the book, but most of the other stories were quite good. There's one near the end about a political science evil genius that was particularly interesting in light of current events. ( )
  JBarringer | Dec 30, 2017 |
With twenty-two chances, this collection mostly hits its mark. The writing is mostly absurd and superb. And having Stefan Rudnicki narrate is pure perfection. I wouldn't even recommend the print book, as this is HOW one should hear these stories.

Other than the Gabaldon, which I skipped pretty fast, the others were all worth listening to at least twice. I have several favorites, but the first story is perhaps the very best. ( )
  2wonderY | Mar 20, 2017 |
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Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Adams, John JosephEditorautor primaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
Banks, L. A.Col·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Barron, LairdCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Farland, DavidCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Ford, JeffreyCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Foster, Alan DeanCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Gabaldon, DianaCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Goss, TheodoraCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Grossman, AustinCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Hendrix, GradyCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Kowal, Mary RobinetteCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Levine, David D.Col·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Lindsley, HeatherCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Liu, Marjorie M.Col·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
McGuire, SeananCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Modesitt, L. E., Jr.Col·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Novik, NaomiCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Tolbert, JeremiahCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Turtledove, HarryCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Valentine, GenevieveCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Vaughn, CarrieCol·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Wilson, Daniel H.Col·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Winters, Ben H.Col·laboradorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Eyre, JustineNarradorautor principalalgunes edicionsconfirmat
Claremont, ChrisPròlegautor secundaritotes les edicionsconfirmat
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