Playing For Keeps

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Superpowers are great when they're useful. But what if you have a crappy power? Underpowered misfits band together to fight corrupt superheroes and manipulative supervillains, and soon no one can tell who the good guys are. More

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Words: 82,980
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458142177
About Mur Lafferty

Mur is a pioneer podcaster and author of Playing For Keeps, The Afterlife Series, and Marco and the Red Granny. She is the recipient of the 2013 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Author.

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Review by: Barbara Gordon on May 01, 2012 :
I had the good fortune to have read the opening chapter of this before it was published, and was pleased to be able to download the ebook.
Lafferty's take on what life would be for the bit players in a comic book world is bleak, funny, and touching. Her protagonist, Keepsie, a rejected superheroine, runs a bar, a small, grubby haven for herself and her friends, in the shadow of the official superheroes. When a fleeing supervillain leaves a mysterious metal object with her, Keepsie and the other rejects are caught in a battle where superheroes and supervillains are impossible to tell apart.
Sympathetic characters with weird superpowers, a fast-moving and twisty plot, and an unsparing look at the aftermath of those skyscraper-smashing, car-tossing battles in hero comics.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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