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Welcome ladies and gentlemen to the next installment of my ongoing review of Lincoln Crisler’s collection of superhero fiction, Corrupts Absolutely?. Today I look at “Gone Rogue” by Wayne Helge, the story of a sidekick living in the shadow of his mentor and what happens when that mentor becomes preoccupied with being a celebrity. Continue reading

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It is time once again dear readers to take a look at another story from Lincoln Crisler’s collection of superhuman fiction titled Corrupts Absolutely?. I have enjoyed most of the tales in the anthology so far. Each author takes a unique look at what happens when a regular person is either born with or obtains superhuman powers. Today’s tale, “Fixed” by Trisha Wooldridge, is one of the few stories in the book written by a female. She is an editor at Spencer Hill Press and writes about a wide variety of subjects. What did I think about her addition to Corrupts Absolutely?, read on to find out. Continue reading

He we are again ladies and gentlemen. Another tale of superpowered beings has been read, thought over, and judged. Corrupts Absolutely?, edited by Lincoln Crisler, has been a delight so far and I am sad that other projects have kept me from reviewing a story every day recently. Luckily, I got a chance to sit down and read “Sabre” by Anthony Laffan this evening. Anthony is a game designer from western Massachusetts and this entry into an anthology is his first published work. So how does he do in a world populated with some of the most powerful superhumans this side of Krypton? Lets find out. Continue reading

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Welcome back to Geeking Cool’s Bookwyrm. Over the past few weeks I have been reviewing, story-by-story, an anthology of short fiction edited by Lincoln Crisler. Most of the stories have been fairly good and, in fact, many of them have been very good. Each has been interesting though, an exploration of what would happen if a normal John or Jane Doe had superpowers. Today, I found myself reading “Illusion” by Karina Fabian. Often a writer of comedic fantasy and horror, there is nothing funny about this story featuring a character from her novel Mind Over Mind. Continue reading

I now return to my continued review of Lincoln Crisler’s collection of superhuman short stories from 21 talents in all different stages of their careers as writers. Today’s story, “Static”, features a hero and villain that garner their powers from the supernatural realm. It’s author, Jason Gehlert, is the author of the werewolf series Quiver and the cult zombie novel Contagion. Like the other authors in Corrupts Absolutely? though, this is the first piece I’ve read from him. Continue reading

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In today’s installment in our story by story review of Corrupts Absolutely? we take a look at “Pride”, a story written by Wayne Ligon. It is the twelfth story in this anthology edited by Lincoln Crisler that collects twenty-one stories about people gifted (or cursed depending on your perspective) with superpowers. We have seen acts of heroism, instances of characters having to cope with their powers, characters abusing their powers, and more. Ligon, who makes his first professional appearance in this book, offers us a slightly different perspective on possessing superpowers though. Continue reading