Superhero fiction is one of the most popular sub-genres of speculative fiction, and is made up of two categories of costumed crime fighters: superheroes with super-human powers and those characters without the powers. Superheroes rely on skill, cunning and training. They wear distinctive clothing and masks to conceal their identities, in order to defeat their enemies, super-villains.
Parallel universes, superheroes, hard boiled detectives, and mad scientists. Empire state is a genre bending/blending novel unlike anything you've ever read before.
When Lex Luthor's latest plan for world domination involves tampering with the Board of Directors of Wayne Enterprises, it draws the attention of not only Superman but Batman as well. Now these two uneasy allies must learn to work together to ensure Luthor's plot does not succeed.
An anthology of 16 stories released to celebrate Batman’s 50th anniversary.
An anthology of 20 stories dealing with Batman’s greatest adversary, The Joker.
While working for a temp agency Anna Tromedlov is injured and suffers life-altering effects. The agency supplies villains with workers, aka henches. During her convalescence she goes over what happened and realizes she is part of the collateral damage inflicted by "the hero" in the war between heroes and villains. Anna is a pro at manipulating data and how it will be perceived, and knows how to alter those perceptions with social and traditional media. Anna is about to wage a war against the heroes with a weapon they will never see coming: their own actions.
The mad scientist has been a science fiction standard since the genesis of the genre with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in 1818. In this anthology, editor John Joseph Adams has gathered a wonderful collection of mostly new stories (only two have been previously published) by some of the genre's best and brightest authors exploring this sci-fi staple from the inside out, with fascinating, insightful and often hilarious results. A must read for anyone contemplating their own plans to rule the planet!
The Blue” was unstoppable. Only Ultimate, the greatest hero of them all, knew what it would take. So he gathered all but one of the superheroes’ powers and used them to sacrifice himself and save the world. Now “The Blue” is back and only Pen-Ultimate, the one hero who walked away, and refused to give his powers to Ultimate, can save the world. Or can he?