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    free read ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ Claude Lalumière Claude Lalumière ñ 3 read & download Kindle [Super Stories of Heroes and Villains] ´ Claude Lalumière This is a weird book Most anthologies have the purpose of convincing the reader to buy the included authors' other books and stories They're supposed to introduce you to authors you haven't read before by including a handful

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    summary Super Stories of Heroes and Villains free read ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ Claude Lalumière Claude Lalumière ñ 3 read & download i doubt there's any multi author anthology that really deserves than 35 stars as it's usually a pretty mixed bag but this one in particular is a real stinker every inch of the book's design screams FUN ACTION BAM FUN SUPERHERO WHAPPOW but ma

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    Kindle [Super Stories of Heroes and Villains] ´ Claude Lalumière free read ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ Claude Lalumière I enjoy superhero prose More accurately I enjoy some superhero prose and a few of these stories are the kind I enjoy The usual unevenness of any multi author anthology applies both in how much I enjoyed the stori

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    Kindle [Super Stories of Heroes and Villains] ´ Claude Lalumière A mixed bag of a book First if fanfic is a turnoff for you be warned there are two stories in here which are basically fanfic one with the serial numbers filed off and one which relied on the serial numbers to make its poi

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    summary Super Stories of Heroes and Villains Kindle [Super Stories of Heroes and Villains] ´ Claude Lalumière Claude Lalumière ñ 3 read & download Despite giving this three stars I remain conflicted in my feelings about this collection Excluding the Wild Cards series as I have said before I tend to eschew super hero fiction in prose There were two good anthologies that I have read over the years where I broke that rule and this is the third I picked it up during my last trip to Borderlands Books in San Francisco yes a free plugA significant factor in my decision to pick thi

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    summary Super Stories of Heroes and Villains Kindle [Super Stories of Heroes and Villains] ´ Claude Lalumière free read ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ Claude Lalumière Way of a slog than an anthology about superheroes and super villains should have been

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    Kindle [Super Stories of Heroes and Villains] ´ Claude Lalumière Claude Lalumière ñ 3 read & download summary Super Stories of Heroes and Villains 35 rounded up to 4A collection of super hero stories; not all spandex In fact as much in the pulpy noir of the Shadow and his ilk Collections of anthologies around a common theme may become over similar less likely to thrill with t

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    summary Super Stories of Heroes and Villains free read ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ñ Claude Lalumière Claude Lalumière ñ 3 read & download It took me 10 months but I finally finished this anthology read a lot of books along with this one I have read three other superhero anthologies and I have to say this one ranks last in my opinion For every story I loved like Kim Newman's Ubermensch there was one that I just hated like Kelly Link's Origin Story So the book in its entirety was flat But there are others that were enjoyable; A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows by Chris

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    Kindle [Super Stories of Heroes and Villains] ´ Claude Lalumière Overall I enjoyed this collection It started off great with Ubermensch by Kim Newman Still one of my favorites However As I moved thru the collection many of the heroesvillains were derivative That can be okay if there is some new take and some did a good job at keeping my interest Of course some authors did the exact oppo

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Super Stories of Heroes and Villains review ß 103 Interrupted by a Knock on the Door by Jonathan LethemSex Devil by Jack PendarvisThe Death Trap of Dr Nefario by Benjamin RosenbaumMan oh Man – It's Manna Man by George SingletonThe Jackdaw's Last Case by Paul Di FilippoThe Biggest by James Patrick KellyPhilip José Farmer’s Tarzan Alive A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke by Win Scott EckertThe Zeppelin Pulps by Jess NevinsWild Cards Prologue Interludes by George RR MartinWild Cards Just Cause by Carrie VaughnBluebeard and the White Buffalo A Rangergirl Yarn by Tim PrattThe Pentecostal Home for Flying Children by Will ClarkePinktastic and the End of the World by Camille Alexa The Detective of Dreams by Gene Wolfe. It took me 10 months but I finally finished this anthology read a lot of books along with this one I have read three other superhero anthologies and I have to say this one ranks last in my opinion For every story I loved like Kim Newman s Ubermensch there was one that I just hated like Kelly Link s Origin Story So the book in its entirety was flat But there are others that were enjoyable A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows by Chris Roberson which I read in an earlier anthology Faces of Gemini by AM Dellamonica The Night Chicago Died by James Lowder the Jackdaw s Last Case and Clash of Titans A New York Romance by Kurt Busiek which read like one of his issues of Astro City but this was before that book so this was a treat But like I said then there were ones that just made put down the book for awhile Novaheads by Ernest Hogan The Dytopianist Thinking of His Rival Is Interrupted by A Knock on The Door by Jonathan Lethem I might not have been smart enough to really appreciate that one Burning Sky by Rachel Pollack and The Detective of Dreams by Gene Wolfe The rest like The Superman and The Bugout by Cory Doctorow were interesting takes on long established characters Superman as a government stooge but were not at the same level as Ubermensch But if you like some literary flair with your superheroes this book is for you

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Super Stories of Heroes and Villains review ß 103 George R R Martin’s Wild Cards rampage through unrecorded history Mike Mignola's Hellboy battles the fiendish Nuckelavee Can Camille Alexa's Pinktastic prevent the end of the world Will Jonathan Lethem's Dystopianist cause the end of the world In these pages you’ll find the exploits machinations and epic mêlées of these superpowered aliens undead crusaders costumed crime fighters unholy cabals warriors demon hunters cyberpunk luchadores nefarious megalomaniacs daredevil sidekicks atavistic avatars adventuring aviators gunslinging outlaws love struck adversaries and supernatural detectivesIn these twenty eight astounding Super Stories join larger than life heroes and. I enjoy superhero prose More accurately I enjoy some superhero prose and a few of these stories are the kind I enjoy The usual unevenness of any multi author anthology applies both in how much I enjoyed the stories and how well they are edited and some of the stories only fit within the theme by stretching the definition a long way also common for anthologies This particular anthology suffers from another issue too in some there are a lot of references within the stories either to the particular story s pulp origins and the associated characters or else to a shared universe with many other stories and characters in it and in both cases since I m not familiar with the names they re just a list of names For me this detracts from the story rather than adding to it The main problem though is one that means I always have to pick my superhero prose carefully a generally dark gritty cynical and depressing tone common in the genre but very much not to my taste A lot of the stories are well done but I didn t often like what they were doing The three stars reflects my personal taste not the writing uality There is an odd uirk in the layout some but by no means all of the opening uotation marks have a space inserted after themA Knight of Ghosts and Shadows Chris Roberson a neo pulp story in the traditional style if with modern attitudes to immigration and sex Well done though it does have a couple of homonym errors principle for principal lead for led Trickster Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due this is the first of several stories in the collection which stretches the definition of superhero I usually enjoy trickster tales but this particular one wasn t as tricksterish as some and was of a postapocalyptic tragedy something I don t enjoy A couple of apostrophe issues detract from the general competence of the writing They Fight Crime Leah Bobet A bit of a tendency to tell and a tone of detached tragedy so again not my favourite thing The Rememberer J Robert Lennon Also in a mode of detached telling which is an interesting choice for the story of someone who remembers everything and experiences the emotions powerfully eventually helping others to do the same Rather lovely despite the tragedy and despite again stretching the superhero definition a bit The Nuckelavee A Hellboy Story Christopher Golden and Mike Mignola What Hellboy gets right is the compelling noir feel of an outsider trying to do good and fight his own cynicism placed in a setting of richly imagined myth This story has all those elements so it worked for me Very much the shape of a 1930s Weird Tale too in which someone horribly gets what they deserve Is Hellboy a superhero Again if you push the definition Unfortunately features a comma splice Faces of Gemini A M Dellamonica More definitely a superhero this time part of a super team The story is mainly about the family dynamic between two sisters with the supers stuff almost background dire though it is Homonym hoard for horde Origin Story Kelly Link Link is known for a type of story I have very little time for in which alienated people get battered by gritty tragedy for a while unable or unwilling to do anything effective about it until the story stops This is one of those She is a talented writer but I don t enjoy her workBurning Sky Rachel Pollack What s might really be like Not safe not nice is the short version There are two stories intercut here a first person one about a BDSM sexual awakening and a third person one about a photographer who discovers an conspiracy and they remain separate throughout presumably throwing thematic light on each other Overly literary for my taste and thin on the superhero theme The Night Chicago Died James Lowder Very dark noir with a horrifying ending which totally matches the tone up to that point Novaheads Ernest Hogan Cyberpunk Drug addled alienated and cynical all the things I like least in cyberpunk Several minor editing glitches Clash of Titans A New York Romance Kurt Busiek Maximally cynical narrated in the voice of a New York advertising man who is completely unconcerned about the number of his fellow citizens being horribly killed in superhero fights except insofar as this affects his chances of getting an apartment in the city so he doesn t have to commute The Super Man and the Bugout Cory Doctorow If Superman had been raised as one of his creators was by a Canadian Jewish mother and had to deal with Canadian bureaucracy A little hopeful and positive than average for the collection Proscribed for prescribed You know what I m not going to review every story after all There are too many and very few I like I ll mention a couple of others Sex Devil Jack Pendarvis A pitch perfect pitch supposedly by a teenage boy for a new superhero who is transparently the boy s adolescent revengesex fantasy Only someone who can write very well could pull off this beautiful imitation of someone who writes badlyMan Oh Man It s Manna Man George Singleton A superhero with psychic powers makes televangelists urge their congregations to donate to actual worthy causes instead of to them The Jackdaw s Last Case Paul Di Filippo Franz Kafka immigrates to America and becomes a masked vigilante A happier ending than you might expect The Biggest James Patrick Kelly I normally like Kelly s beautifully crafted stories but the sad pointlessness of the main character s life and death in this one are too much Just Cause Carrie Vaughn I m a big fan of Vaughn and this was one of the successful stories in the book for me Very much about how hard it is to be a superhero even one who retains some idealism The Pentecostal Home for Flying Children Will Clarke Yes of course the Pentecostal lady though good hearted is ineffective in raising most of the children to even be civilised let alone good people There is at least one exception What there isn t is a definite ending Bows for boughs and Cane for Cain The Detective of Dreams Gene Wolfe Finally a Gene Wolfe story I actually understand and or less like though I know most people will dislike it because unusually it lets Wolfe s Catholicism out into the open Done in a flawless 19th century style So to summarise the collection not my thing but certainly someone s and done with skill though far from flawlessly

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Super Stories of Heroes and Villains review ß 103 Villains in the never ending battle of good versus evilContentsIntroduction The Return of the Super Story by Claude LalumièreÜbermensch by Kim NewmanA Knight of Ghosts and Shadows by Chris RobersonTrickster by Steven Barnes Tananarive DueThey Fight Crime by Leah BobetThe Rememberer by J Robert LennonThe Nuckelavee A Hellboy Story by Christopher Golden Mike MignolaFaces of Gemini by AM DellamonicaOrigin Story by Kelly LinkBurning Sky by Rachel PollackThe Night Chicago Died by James LowderNovaheads by Ernest HoganClash of Titans A New York Romance by Kurt BusiekThe Super Man and the Bugout by Cory DoctorowGrandma by Carol EmshwillerThe Dystopianist Thinking of His Rival Is. Way of a slog than an anthology about superheroes and super villains should have been

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  • Super Stories of Heroes and Villains
  • Claude Lalumière
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  • 08 June 2020
  • 9781616961039