From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain by Minister Faust

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“An outlandish, outrageous tour de force by the most innovative prose stylist in the field.”
–Robert J. Sawyer, author of Hominids

They’re Earth’s mightiest superteam–and dysfunctional as hell.

OMNIPOTENT MAN–a body with the density of steel, and a brain to match

THE FLYING SQUIRREL–aging playboy industrialist by day, avenging krypto-fascist by night

IRON LASS–mythology’s greatest warrior–but the world might be safer if she had a husband

X-MAN–formerly of the League of Angry Blackmen . . . but not formerly enough

THE BROTHERFLY–radioactively fly

POWER GRRRL–perpetually deciding between fighting crime or promoting her latest album, clothing line, or sex scandal

Having finally defeated all archenemies, the members of the Fantastic Order of Justice are reduced to engaging in toxic office politics that could very well lead to a superpowered civil war. Only one woman can save them from themselves: Dr. Eva Brain-Silverman, aka Dr. Brain, the world’s leading therapist for the extraordinarily abled.

“Faust has pretty much invented his own genre. He’s totally original, full of surprises.”
–Richard K. Morgan, author of Altered Carbon

“Samuel Delany, Harlan Ellison, and Ishmael Reed all rolled into one. Faust’s writing is biting, insightful, and hugely entertaining.”
–Ernest Dickerson, director
 

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Published January 30, 2007 by Del Rey. 390 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Faust (The Coyote Kings of the Space-Age Bachelor Pad ) provides funny and knowing caricatures of the famous figures of American comic books via an extended therapy session by Dr. Eva Brain-Silverman.

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Entertainment Weekly

With the help of therapist Dr. Brain, a superhero team (Omnipotent Man, Flying Squirrel, et al.) battles super-psychological maladies like ''Secret Identity Diffusion'' — and a mysterious hero killer, too, in Minister Faust's From the Notebooks of Dr. Brain.

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SF Site

Minister Faust uses this world and the observations of Dr. Brain to unleash a whirlwind of jokes, satire, obscure pop references, devastating cultural analysis and prose poetry that never lets up from beginning to end.

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SF Signal

It was hard not to read this book and draw comparisions between the heros found within and those seen in comic books and movies.

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Strange Horizons

In the terms we use to talk about the fantastic, comic books, especially superhero comics, have long been a genre unto themselves.

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SFReader is THE place for both fans and authors of the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror genres to come together and share!

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SFReader is THE place for both fans and authors of the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror genres to come together and share!

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Pink Raygun.com

Although you don’t need to know that Omnipotent Man = Superman, The Flying Squirrel = Batman, Brotherfly = Spiderman, Iron Lass = Wonder Woman, etc., it does add meta-context to the story as it plays out.

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Although it's only February, I'm confident in saying that the best SF book of the 2007 - maybe the best book of the year-- has already been published.

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