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"The Night Chicago Died" available in August
January 24, 2013. James Lowder's novella "The Night Chicago Died," featuring his pulp mystery man character The Corpse, will be part of Super Stories of Heroes & Villains, an all-star anthology of superhero tales coming this August from editor Claude Lalumirère and Tachyon.

With hard-hitting stories from masters of the genre and fresh new talents, this vastly adventurous anthology collects some of the most exciting and original superhero stories of the past few decades. The origins of caped crusaders and their ingenious nemeses will be uncovered, their terrible secrets revealed, and their victories and defeats chronicled. From luminaries such as Jonathan Lethem and Mike Mignola to rising stars including Leah Bobet and Camille Alexa, this exciting blend of voices will release these guardians and villains from their common realm of comics, graphic novels, and movies and sets them free to roam in the wild world of prose and their readers' imaginations.

The full line up:

Introduction "The Return of the Super Story"
Kim Newman "Übermensch!"
Chris Roberson "A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows"
Steven Barnes & Tananarive Due "Trickster"
Leah Bobet "They Fight Crime!"
J. Robert Lennon "The Rememberer"
Christopher Golden & Mike Mignola "The Nuckelavee: A Hellboy Story"
A.M. Dellamonica "Faces of Gemini"
Kelly Link "Origin Story"
Rachel Pollack "Burning Sky"
James Lowder "The Night Chicago Died"
Ernest Hogan "Novaheads"
Kurt Busiek "Clash of Titans (A New York Romance)"
Cory Doctorow "The Super Man and the Bugout"
Carol Emshwiller "Grandma"
Jonathan Lethem "The Dystopianist, Thinking of His Rival, Is Interrupted by a Knock at the Door"
Jack Pendarvis "Sex Devil"
Benjamin Rosenbaum "The Death Trap of Dr. Nefario"
George Singleton "Man oh Man – It's Manna Man"
Paul Di Filippo "The Jackdaw's Last Case"
James Patrick Kelly "The Biggest"
Win Scott Eckert "Philip José Farmer’s Tarzan Alive: A Definitive Biography of Lord Greystoke"
Jess Nevins "The Zeppelin Pulps"
George R.R. Martin "Wild Cards: Prologue & Interludes"
Carrie Vaughn "Wild Cards: Just Cause"
Tim Pratt "Bluebeard and the White Buffalo: A Rangergirl Yarn"
Will Clarke "The Pentecostal Home for Flying Children"
Camille Alexa "Pinktastic and the End of the World"
Gene Wolfe "The Detective of Dreams"

The book will be available in bookstores, online, and directly from the publisher here.
Tachyon
ISBN: 978-1616961039
trade paperback
$15.95
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