Soon I Will Be Invincible -- 2008 publication

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9780141030777: Soon I Will Be Invincible -- 2008 publication

A wildly entertaining first novel about good and evil, narrated by a cape-wearing superhero and a nefarious supervillain.

Doctor Impossible—evil genius, mad scientist, diabolical time-traveler, wannabe world dominator—has just broken out of prison...again. He's tried to take over the world in every conceivable way: doomsday devices (nuclear, thermonuclear, nanotechnological), armies (robot, insect, dinosaur, fungus, fish), mass mind control, even a corporate conquest (Impossible Industries LLC). Each time, he has been foiled. This time, it's going to be different.

Fatale, a gleaming technological marvel built by the NSA as the next generation of warfare, is living in Boston, watching TV and listening to the police scanner. A woman of skin and chrome with a long silver ponytail, she's given the chance every superheroine dreams of: to join a once-famous group of beautiful young heroes, newly reunited to stop Dr. Impossible.

In alternating chapters, we see Dr. Impossible plan his comeback, and we watch the good guys—Fatale, Damsel, Blackwolf, Feral, CoreFire—come together in the face of unspeakable evil.

Featuring a cast of superheroes and supervillains with remarkably human emotions who inhabit a world strangely similar to our own, this is an outrageous adventure with a literary bent—a smart take on power and celebrity, glory and responsibility, and those old standbys, truth and justice.

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Doctor Impossible—evil genius, diabolical scientist, wannabe world dominator—languishes in a federal detention facility. He's lost his freedom, his girlfriend, and his hidden island fortress.

Over the years he's tried to take over the world in every way imaginable: doomsday devices of all varieties (nuclear, thermo-nuclear, nonotechnological) and mass mind-control. He's traveled backward in time to change history, forward in time to escape it. He's commanded robot armies, insect armies, and dinosaur armies. All failures. But not this time. This time it's going to be different....

Fatale is a rookie superhero on her first day with the Champions, the world's most famous superteam. She's a patch-work woman of skin and chrome, a gleaming technological marvel built to be the next generation of warfare. Filling the void left by a slain former member, Fatale joins a team struggling with a damaged past, having to come together in the face of unthinkable evil.

Soon I Will Be Invincible is a thrilling novel, a fantastical adventure that gives new meaning to the notions of power, glory, responsibility, and (of course) good and evil.

About the Author:

J. PAUL BOEHMER appeared in Sir Peter Halls’ acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband and in numerous Off-Broadway and regional productions. His film and television appearances include The Thomas Crown Affair, Star Trek: Enterprise, Voyager and Deep Space Nine, Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light and All My Children. He is an award-winning audiobook narrator.

A graduate of Harvard University, AUSTIN GROSSMAN is a video game designer and writer and has contributed to such games as Ultima Underworld II, SystemSchock, Deux Ex, and Tomb Raider: Legend. He is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where he specializes in Romantic and Victorian literature.

COLEEN MARLO was named Publishers Weekly’s 2010 Audiobook Narrator of the Year. Marlo is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie® Award, and has received three Listen Up Awards from Publishers Weekly. She is a member of The Actors Studio.

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