This Mutant Life

This Mutant Life This Mutant Life is a collection of stories where the ordinary world is well and truly gatecrashed by the extraordinary There are tales of flying boys and miniature girls dark creatures beneath the

  • Title: This Mutant Life
  • Author: Ben Langdon Rob Rogers William Akin Alexis A. Hunter
  • ISBN: 9780987530813
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Paperback
  • This Mutant Life is a collection of 21 stories where the ordinary world is well and truly gatecrashed by the extraordinary There are tales of flying boys and miniature girls dark creatures beneath the waves scientists losing their mind and heroes trying their hardest to make the world a better place Including a short story by Rob Rogers Devil s Cape , This Mutant LifThis Mutant Life is a collection of 21 stories where the ordinary world is well and truly gatecrashed by the extraordinary There are tales of flying boys and miniature girls dark creatures beneath the waves scientists losing their mind and heroes trying their hardest to make the world a better place Including a short story by Rob Rogers Devil s Cape , This Mutant Life features an introduction by Ben Langdon.

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    1. Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars2014 READING BINGO CHALLENGE: A BOOK OF SHORT STORIES. I started this a while ago and I didn't have high expectations for no other reason that I have NEVER read a book of short stories that I have liked. EVER. I am an emotional reader and I need to get into the skin of a character and see (and believe) the character development and short stories just don't allow me to get into a story the way I need to get that escapism hit. The format is just not me. It is important to s [...]

    2. My librarian put me on to this book last year after a friend of hers was in it. I thought it was an interesting mix of tongue-in-cheek stories and more 'realistic' ones. I think I like the more realistic stories better. There's 20 stories and I think I probably rate about half of them as really good. A funny accident is that the first story is actually set in the same world as one of my fav superhero stories.As a short story collection this is good. The physical book is big too - larger than a r [...]

    3. I really enjoyed a few of these stories. Many of them, however, felt like they were never fully developed ideas. It seemed in some cases as though the author wasn't thinking beyond the story being told at the time. Take "Avon Calling", for example. This story about a super-powered crime fighter posing as mild-mannered Avon lady ends with the police finding that she has left them evidence from a crime scene along with a note that reads "Avon calling - sorry I missed you". This might work once, al [...]

    4. What is neo-pulp? In the introduction, the editor quotes Adam Ford as it being stories that are “fun without being stupid. The stories in this collection look at aspects of super-powers – including those who possess them, and those people around them – in a non-traditional way. Hayley Barry-Smith examines a World War II era superheroine who is juggling the responsibilities of protecting the home front with those of her family in Avon Calling. Ben Langdon's “The Scoundrel's Wife” peeks [...]

    5. I won this from the Giveaway contest, completely free. That in no way affects the honesty of my review or judgement.If you are a superhero, comic fan and enjoy the fantasy that superheros are real, with a real life and identity behind the mask then this book of various stories will entertain you.When I first saw this, I thought it was a one story novel about the boy on the cover. (It is true that you can not judge a book by it's cover.) This is about several heros, both male and female, from al [...]

    6. I read this because I enjoyed 'Devil's Cape' by Rob Rogers and he has a story in here. I liked that story - 'Raiden's River.' 'Avon Calling' by Hayley Barry-Smith was good, too. Nearly all other sections were short story IDEAS, not stories, that peter out after a few pages. And most of those ideas for stories weren't that interesting or were just bad. 'The Prisoner's Missive' was an interesting idea that could have fit into a larger story, but it was just an idea. Nothing actually happened in th [...]

    7. A fine collection of oddball superhero/pulp fiction. My favorite story was probably "Salt and Foam" by Aaron J. French. Anyone who has a fondness for Guy N. Smith's killer crab books will get a kick out of it. In fact, we'd like to encourage the author to expand his mutant octopus short story into a full-blown novel.Full review here: superheronovels/2013/11/11

    8. Reading Kalamity Press books. Australian authors, characters and locations. Solid anthology of superhero stories. Starts with a BANG and has some good stories. Great price. There's something for everyone in here. Great cover too although I'd like to have seen more done with it in the stories. Recommended.

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