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All Those Explosions Were Someone Elses Fault (#1 All Those Explosions)

James Alan Gardner



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Tor U.K.
12 December 2017
Fantasy; Urban Fantasy; Science; Superpowers; Werewolves Fantasy; Vampires Fantasy; Monsters Fantasy; Ghosts Fantasy
Monsters are real. But so are heroes.

Sparks are champions of weird science. Boasting capes and costumes and amazing superpowers that only make sense if you don't think about them too hard, they fight an eternal battle for truth and justice . . . mostly.

Darklings are creatures of myth and magic: ghosts, vampires, were-beasts, and the like. Their very presence warps reality. Doors creak at their approach. Cobwebs gather where they linger.

Kim Lam is an ordinary college student until a freak scientific accident (what else?) transforms Kim and three housemates into Sparks-and drafts them into the never-ending war between the Light and Dark. They struggle to master their new abilities-and (of course) to design cool costumes and come up with great hero names.

Turns out that accident was just the first salvo in a Mad Genius's latest diabolical scheme. Now it's up to four newbie heroes to save the day, before they even have a chance to figure out what their team's name should be!
By:   James Alan Gardner
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
ISBN:   9780765392633
ISBN 10:   0765392631
Series:   All Those Explosions
Publication Date:   12 December 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

JAMES ALAN GARDNER has twice won the Aurora Award from the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association, as well as the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for short fiction, and the Asimov's Reader's Choice Award. He lives in Ontario.

Reviews for All Those Explosions Were Someone Elses Fault (#1 All Those Explosions)

A very smart, funny, thrilling, and quite original science fictional treatment of magic by a master of both, featuring an irresistibly appealing heroine. --Spider Robinson James Alan Gardner is a genius. He always knocks my socks off with his inventive use of language, wild imagination, and engaging storytelling, and this novel is his best yet. You'll love it--it's an absolute joy, managing to be funny, moving, and exciting all at once. --Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award-winning author of Quantum Night Read this! It's brilliant, fast-moving FUN. The writing just POPS. A witty, wild ride. -- Ed Greenwood, New York Times bestselling author

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