Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination Signing in San Diego

    Renowned editor John Joseph Adams has assembled a collection of 22 tales all told from the villains’ perspective in The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius. Library Journal’s review states, “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.’ Contributor Austin Grossman’s Soon I Will be Invincible remains a perpetual staff favorite in the superpowers genre.    
 Austin Grossman
           John Joseph Adams
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Friday, February 22, 2013 - 7:00pm
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7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
Ste 302
92111-1040 San Diego
By John Joseph Adams (Editor)
ISBN: 9780765326447
Availability: Special Order
Published: Tor Books - February 19th, 2013


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.

About the Editor

John Joseph Adams is the bestselling editor of many anthologies, such as Epic: Legends of Fantasy, Other Worlds Than These, Armored, Under the Moons of Mars, Brave New Worlds, Wastelands, The Living Dead, Federations, The Improbable Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and The Way of the Wizard. He is a four-time finalist for the Hugo Award and the World Fantasy Award. He is also the editor and publisher of the magazines Lightspeed and Nightmare, and is the co-host of’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

By John Joseph Adams (Editor)
ISBN: 9780765326454
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Tor Books - February 19th, 2013

ISBN: 9780307279866
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage Books USA - June 10th, 2008


Doctor Impossible--evil genius, diabolical scientist, wannabe world dominator--languishes in a federal detention facility. Fatale is a rookie superhero on her first day with the Champions, the famous superteam who must act together in the face of unthinkable evil.

About the Author

Austin Grossman writes: I am the author of Soon I Will be Invincible, a novel, published in 2007 by Pantheon Books. It was nominated for the 2007 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize. My writing has also appeared in Granta, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

By John Joseph Adams (Editor)
ISBN: 9781597804547
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Published: Night Shade Books - December 4th, 2012

By John Joseph Adams (Editor), George R. R. Martin (Contribution by), Patrick Rothfuss (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781616960841
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Published: Tachyon Publications - October 5th, 2012

By John Joseph Adams (Editor)
ISBN: 9781451638172
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Published: Baen Books - March 27th, 2012