The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination

Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius

By John Joseph Adams (Editor)
(Tor Books, Paperback, 9780765326454, 363pp.)

Publication Date: February 19, 2013

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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.




About the Author
John Joseph Adams is the series editor of "Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy". He is also the bestselling editor of many other anthologies, such as "The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination", " Armored", " Brave New Worlds", " Wastelands", and "The Living Dead". Recent books include The Apocalypse Triptych (consisting of "The End is Nigh", " The End is Now", and" The End Has Come"), and "Press Start to Play". Called "the reigning king of the anthology world" by Barnes & Noble, John is a winner of the Hugo Award (for which he has been nominated eight times) and is a six-time World Fantasy Award finalist. John is also the editor and publisher of the digital magazines "Lightspeed "and "Nightmare", and is a producer for WIRED's "The Geek's Guide to the Galaxy "podcast.
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