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Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology

Kelly Link Cat Rambo Carrie Vaughn Seanan McGuire



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16 May 2017
Science fiction; Fantasy; Short Stories Sci-Fi; Superpowers; Superheroes
Behind the Mask is a multi-author collection with stories by award-winning authors Kelly Link, Cat Rambo, Carrie Vaughn, Seanan McGuire, Lavie Tidhar, Sarah Pinsker, Keith Rosson, Kate Marshall, Chris Large and others. It is partially a prose nod to the comic world--the bombast, the larger-than-life, the save-the-worlds and the calls-to-adventure. But it's also a spotlight on the more intimate side of the genre. The hopes and dreams of our cape-clad heroes. The regrets and longings of our cowled villains. That poignant, solitary view of the world that can only be experienced from behind the mask. The authors in this collection, both established and new, are all dexterous and wonderfully imaginative, each deserving of their own form-fitting uniforms and capes.
By:   Kelly Link, Cat Rambo, Carrie Vaughn, Seanan McGuire, Lavie Tidhar
Imprint:   MEERKAT PR
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 226mm,  Width: 6mm,  Spine: 152mm
Weight:   392g
ISBN:   9780996626262
ISBN 10:   0996626263
Publication Date:   16 May 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Behind the Mask: A Superhero Anthology

Reeks (Love Hurts, 2015, etc.) and debut editor Richardson assemble a series of tales centered on superheroesa constant struggles with saving the world and maintaining secret identities. . . .A momentous, readable collection, its sole downside being that there areonly20 superhero stories. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Presenting a full range of strong, articulate, varied voices, distinctive troubled characters, and thought-provoking narratives,Behind the Maskstands out as a mighty collection of supremely imaginative and innovative tales. -- Colorado Review - Nicholas Litchfield The variety of approaches to the collections theme is impressive. The characters may have amazing abilities, but their problems and challenges frequently remain in the realm of the human. -- Register Guard | Brian Juenemann Reeks and Richardson have pulled together a treasure trove of 20 stories . . . exploring the lives of superheroes when they're not saving the world. . . . There is nary a miss in this diverse and thoughtful collection, which will have readers considering what it means to be human. -- Publisher's Weekly Verdict: Fans of superhero fiction will find that these imaginative stories, with their original perspectives, make for a thoroughly worthwhile compilation. -- Library Journal | Jennifer Funk

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