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TOC: ‘The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination’ Edited by John Joseph Adams

John Joseph Adams has posted the table of contents for his new themed anthology The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination.:

Here’s the book description:

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.

Here’s the table of contents…

  1. “Professor Incognito Apologizes: an Itemized List” by Austin Grossman
  2. “Father of the Groom” by Harry Turtledove
  3. “Laughter at the Academy” by Seanan McGuire
  4. “Letter to the Editor” by David D. Levine
  5. “Instead of a Loving Heart” by Jeremiah Tolbert
  6. “The Executor” by Daniel H. Wilson
  7. “The Angel of Death Has a Business Plan” by Heather Lindsley
  8. “Homo Perfectus” by David Farland
  9. “Ancient Equations” by L. A. Banks
  10. “Rural Singularity” by Alan Dean Foster
  11. “Captain Justice Saves the Day” by Genevieve Valentine
  12. “The Mad Scientist’s Daughter” by Theodora Goss
  13. “The Space Between” by Diana Gabaldon
  14. “Harry and Marlowe Meet the Founder of the Aetherian Revolution” by Carrie Vaughn
  15. “Blood and Stardust” by Laird Barron
  16. “A More Perfect Union” by L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
  17. “Rocks Fall” by Naomi Novik
  18. “We Interrupt This Broadcast” by Mary Robinette Kowal
  19. “The Last Dignity of Man” by Marjorie M. Liu
  20. “Pittsburg Technology” by Jeffrey Ford
  21. “Mofongo Knows” by Grady Hendrix
  22. “The Food Taster’s Boy” by Ben Winters

Also be sure to check out the book’s comprehensive website!

Book info as per Amazon US:

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; First Edition edition (February 19, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0765326450
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765326454
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3 Comments on TOC: ‘The Mad Scientist’s Guide to World Domination’ Edited by John Joseph Adams

  1. Paul Weimer // January 29, 2013 at 5:17 pm //

    Another fine anthology from John Joseph Adams, looks like. What are the odds of THAT? 🙂

  2. Sometimes a short story is all you need…and with an all star list of contributors, this is exactly what I need. I’m adding this to my book list for 2013.

  3. And for those who can’t wait for February 19, or those that want more after reading JJA’s anthology, there’s always THE MAD SCIENTIST JOURNAL, serving treatises since last Summer.

    And it’s free!

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