The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius

The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius

From Victor Frankenstein to Lex Luthor, from Dr. Moreau to Dr. Doom, readers have long been fascinated by insane plans for world domination and the madmen who devise them. Typically, we see these villains through the eyes of good guys. This anthology, however, explores the world of mad scientists and evil geniuses—from their own wonderfully twisted point of view.

An all-star roster of bestselling authors—including Diana Gabaldon, Daniel Wilson, Austin Grossman, Naomi Novik, and Seanan McGuire…twenty-two great storytellers all told—have produced a fabulous assortment of stories guaranteed to provide readers with hour after hour of high-octane entertainment born of the most megalomaniacal mayhem imaginable.

Everybody loves villains. They’re bad; they always stir the pot; they’re much more fun than the good guys, even if we want to see the good guys win. Their fiendish schemes, maniacal laughter, and limitless ambition are legendary, but what lies behind those crazy eyes and wicked grins? How—and why—do they commit these nefarious deeds? And why are they so set on taking over the world?

If you've ever asked yourself any of these questions, you’re in luck: It’s finally time for the madmen’s side of the story.

Title:The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination: Original Short Fiction for the Modern Evil Genius
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780765326454
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  • Felicia

    I don't really like short story compilations. I'd rather have 800 pages than 80. BUT this was a VERY cool anthology of short stories by fantastic authors about Mad Scientists. Some were artistic, some...

  • Gavin

    This anthology contained 22 short stories. As with most anthologies the quality varied wildly. I was initially drawn to this anthology because it sounded like a fun premise and it contained short stor...

  • Mir

    Favorites:Professor Incognito Apologizes: an Itemized List by Austin GrossmanInstead of a Loving Heart by Jeremiah Tolbert Rural Singularity by Alan Dean FosterHarry and Marlowe Meet the Founder of th...

  • Fiona

    The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination is as much fun as it sounds. It feels like the authors here had a lot of fun with the concept; there's some excellent stories, and the vast majority of th...

  • Jim

    I generally like to review each story, but so far they've all been short, appropriately humorous, & quite good (3-3.5 stars, at least). Each are preceded by a short blurb which has been very good, too...

  • Tim Hicks

    This just barely made three stars. Mostly, I am remembering Diana Gabaldon's long story/novella which is set in her Outlander world. Many here bought the book just for that. Maybe for them it was good...

  • Stuti (Turmeric isn't your friend. It will fly your ship

    An anthology on supervillain stories, The Mad Scientist's Guide to World Domination is, at once, both darkly humorous and perceptive. The stories range far and wide; while the mad scientists are the f...

  • Kate

    The editor of this anthology has the annoying habit of spoiling or summarizing each story in the introduction to that story. I prefer to find out for myself what a story is about.I wanted to like this...

  • Jammies

    Three stars minus one star for the horrible Outlander novella....

  • G33z3r

    Most of the authors in this anthology took their cue from the odd title and wrote humorous stories, though a couple tried for a more serious approach. On the whole, I preferred the funny ones:"Profess...