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Superhero Universe: Tesseracts Nineteen Paperback – Mar 14 2016
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About the Author
Claude Lalumiere has edited thirteen previous anthologies, including one previous volume in the Tesseracts series (the Aurora nominee Tesseracts Twelve: New Canadian Fantastic Fiction) and two previous superhero anthologies, including Super Stories of Heroes & Villains, which was hailed in a starred review by Publishers Weekly as "by far the best superhero anthology." In addition to being a frequent contributor to Tesseracts anthologies, he's the author of Objects of Worship, The Door to Lost Pages, and Nocturnes and Other Nocturnes. <br /><strong>Mark Shainblum</strong> was born and raised in Montreal, where he and illustrator Gabriel Morrissette co―created the comics series Northguard and the bestselling humour book series Angloman, which later appeared as a weekly strip in The Montreal Gazette. Mark also collaborated on the Captain Canuck daily newspaper strip and Canadiana: The New Spirit of Canada, a webcomic featuring the first female Canadian flag superhero with her own series. In the late 1990s he co-edited the Aurora Award-winning anthology Arrowdreams: An Anthology of Alternate Canadas with John Dupuis. Mark currently lives Ottawa with his wife Andrea and daughter Maya.
Top Customer Reviews
Well worth the read! Pick up a copy, you will not regret it! :)
My only issue had nothing to do with the stories, but I could shave a .5 off for the kindle price, its a bit steep..
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The Island Way by Mary Pletsch and Dylan Blacquiere – I wanted more. I want to know the stories of what came before.
Blunt Instruments by Geoff Hart – A perfect snapshot of a much bigger story, it felt complete while leaving me intrigued.
Bloodhound by Marcelle Dubé – The classic loner who cares.
The Jam: A Secret Bowman by Bernard E. Mireault – I just liked it.
In the Name of Free Will by A. C. Wise – One of the darker stories in the collection, touching on the complexity of superheroes and their relationships with villains and loved ones.
Lost and Found by Luke Murphy – Finding purpose when life just got complicated.
Crusher and Typhoon by Brent Nichols – A historical steampowered hero story.
Black Sheep by Jason Sharp – Oh, the joy this story brought me. There is a part of me that loves to take the side of the "villain."
Midnight Man versus Doctor Death by Chadwick Ginther – Classic story of using “dark” powers for good, making tough choices.
SÜPER by Corey Redekop – I found this story hilarious.
Bedtime for Superheroes by Leigh Wallace – I think this one was my favorite. Marie is a fantastic character.
The Ride and Fall of Captain Stupendous by P. E. Bolivar – Another kinda dark story, with some good twists. Makes you think about the motivations of public superheroes.
A Week in the Superlife by Alex C. Renwick – Kinda depressing but interesting take on the superhero story.
For a moment I was worried that as an American I would be missing something reading a book of stories set in Canada, but while I'm sure some of the settings might be clearer in my mind if I knew the locations by name I did not feel like my experience was lessened by that fact.
I would highly recommend this book to any fan of superheroes, supervillains, comic books, or short stories. I tend to find new authors from peer recommendations or anthologies, so I will definitely be looking up many of these authors and checking out other works by the editors.