Soon I Will Be Invincible by Austin Grossman
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Doctor Impossible—evil genius, would-be world conqueror—languishes in prison. Shuffling through the cafeteria line with ordinary criminals, he wonders if the smartest man in the world has done the smartest thing he could with his life. After all, he's lost every battle he's ever fought. But this prison won't hold him forever.

Fatale—half woman, half high-tech warrior—used to be an unemployed cyborg. Now, she's a rookie member of the world's most famous super-team, the Champions. But being a superhero is not all flying cars and planets in peril—she learns that in the locker rooms and dive bars of superherodom, the men and women (even mutants) behind the masks are as human as anyone.

Soon I Will Be Invincible is a wildly entertaining first novel, brimming with attitude and humor—an emotionally resonant look at good and evil, love and loss, power and glory.


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About Austin Grossman

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Austin Grossman is a video game design consultant and the author of Soon I Will Be Invincible, which was nominated for the 2007 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize. His writing has appeared in Granta, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times. He lives in Berkeley, California.
 
Published June 5, 2007 by Vintage. 338 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This comic-style tale pits a diabolical genius against a band of superheroes.

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BC Books

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(Amusingly, Grossman at one point notes he has a condition diagnosed as “Malign Hypercognition Disorder.") Impossible genuinely believes in his own righteousness: "I wasn't going to stop and I wasn't going to pay any damages and I wasn't going to say sorry, because I wouldn't have to do what anyo...

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AV Club

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A novel gets beneath the surface of some comic-book archetypes.

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When the Champions reform under the leadership of celebrity superheroine Damsel after the death of CoreFire, Impossible's nuclear nemesis, Fatale gets an invitation to join.

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Bookmarks Magazine

From the get-go, it’s not hard to figure out that Soon I Will Be Invincible, Austin Grossman’s first book, is as much about having fun as saving the world.

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Escape Pod

I’ve been consuming superhero media for pretty much my entire life, and I’m always interested in how creators address the various superhero topics.

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But he does use the stylesheet, the elements we know and love, creating a world where superheroes in cool costumes with stunning skills -- gained by accidental explosions, or government experiments, or being from another realm -- fight bad guys who always seem to want to take over the world.

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SciFi Mafia

Dr. Impossible is the worlds smartest super villain.

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