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Product Details

  • Paperback: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Coscom Entertainment (September 29, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1897217579
  • ISBN-13: 978-1897217573
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,325,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Axiom-man was well worth reading and recommending. The broad appeal is amazing--from youth to adult, guys and girls. Superheroes might just become my thing." -- Susan Kirkland, reviewer, Calhoun Times

"Axiom-man is that unique breed of superhero that seems almost lost amid today's gaggle of the dark and tormented. He's nice, he cares, and his strength comes not from his fantastic powers, but from his soul. A.P. Fuchs has written a defining superhero novel." -- Frank Dirscherl, author/creator of The Wraith

About the Author

A.P. Fuchs is the author of several novels and writes from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Among his most recent are The Way of the Fog, Still About A Girl, Magic Man and April, which was written under the pseudonym, Peter Fox.

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It was fun, fast paced and addictive.
S. Blodgett
Gabriel Garrison made the right choice in using the powers given to him to become Axiom-Man, a force for good.
andrew lorenz
Axiom-man, by A. P. Fuchs is fantastic diversion from most mainstream fiction.
David Brollier

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Blue Tyson on August 6, 2007
Format: Paperback
If this guy ever forms a supergroup, what would it be - the Rules of Justice?

Then you could have Law Man, Theorem Girl, Mr Proof, Lady Lemma, Corollary Woman, and Captain Hypothesis teaming up with him.

Axiom-Man is a rookie superhero, who operates in Winnipeg. It appears a strange blue guy in a computer delivered him his abilities, strength, flight and energy blasts from his eyes. Axiom-beams?

This short book alternates between his origin, and his current situation. That being, he has an average ordinary job in a call centre, and pines over the vapid chick in a nearby cubicle, whose intellectual thought of the day is 'which superhero should I have the hots for'?

He has to deal with the nuts and bolts himself, making a costume, hoping not to sweat while wearing it at work, nicking in to the lunch room to check the tv for emergency news. His boss, of course, is telling him off a lot for being late, ducking out of work, all the usual.

Everything changes when a new superhero turns up named Redsaw. Axiom-Man discovers he can tell when he is nearby, and there is a strange black cloud around that possibly have something to do with it.

A subplot revolves around the activities of Redsaw, and the problems of where he gets his powers from.

Needless to say, these two come into conflict over working methods, and the call centre cheerleader is in there somewhere.

This is a straight superhero story, the main character, Gabriel, is an complete boy scout type. He is trying to be nerdier as a disguise, and trying to do good, as you see when the US military tries to recruit him.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Grace Brigette Francis on May 3, 2007
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Being in the Lost Genre Guild means I know A.P. first and foremost as a horror writer. Now I'm not into horror at all, so I hesitated a while before finally deciding to read Axiom-man. After all, a caped crusader must be pretty harmless, right? So to be honest, I didn't know what to expect - but the cover looks pretty cool!

As it turned out, I needn't have worried about A.P.'s horror spilling into this book. It's totally harmless, yet anything but gutless! Easy reading, light-hearted and fun, I bet this will be a hit with the kids.

The superhero scenario may be fairly standard, but there are some new twists on it here. Gabriel receives his gift of power from a mysterious messenger who gives him a task to do - but he doesn't give him the suit and cape. Our intrepid hero has to trot off to fabric stores and learn to operate a sewing machine before he can show himself to the world at large. Meanwhile, he continues in his job at the call center and longs to get to know the girl in the opposite cubicle.

Winnipeg's emergencies often cause him to be late for work, which of course causes headaches with the boss. Gabriel is still learning to hide his powers, and rides the bus to work rather than flying. I found the sewing machine a nice touch, and also the backpack worn under the cape to carry his normal clothes for when he has to change again. Makes me wonder - why don't any other flying rescuers carry handbags? I mean, don't they need any stuff? ID and all that? Axiom-man is certainly the cleverest of all superheroes in this respect.

Another nice sideline is the bad guy's online marketing strategy. How to get rich via Internet in the 21st century. Read carefully - you might just learn something really useful!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Steven Jorgenson on December 17, 2006
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Axiom-man is one of the best books I've read this year. The story of Gabriel Garrison struggling to balance a superhero identity and everyday civilian life while solving the riddle of Redsaw kept me engrossed throughout. Axiom-man is a new superhero who is most importantly still human beneath his colorful blue costume.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David Brollier on December 13, 2006
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Axiom-man, by A. P. Fuchs is fantastic diversion from most mainstream fiction. Gabriel, basically your "no-body-ever-notices-me" guy has been given some gifts. Not ordinary gifts, but the ability to fly, impressive strength, sharp mind and the most amazing blue eyes you'd ever want to see (or not see as the case may be). Just as Superman flew over Metropolis in the 1930s and continues to be a favorite of many, Axiom-man flies over a Canadian metropolis trying to right wrongs, prevent harm and save lives. This non-stop novel that could easily be made into a wonderful graphic novel or even a movie, has you guessing every step of the way. You know who the hero is, you know who the villain is, but you never are quite sure how things are going to work themselves out. A. P. Fuchs brings to life a wonderfully imaginative hero we can all relate to, from his wish to do good and his apparent failures, to a romance that seems destined never to get off the ground. If you're looking for something different, something truly creative, yet filled with action, look no further. Axiom-man is the end of your search.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Blodgett on March 11, 2010
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I really enjoyed this book. It was fun, fast paced and addictive. There was a spelling error or two but nothing serious enough to detract from my enjoyment. It was one of the only books I've read in recent memory where I was saddened when it ended, I wanted more. I recommend it to anybody looking for some good, clean, fun superhero fiction. Parents, don't hesitate to buy it for your youngsters either, there's more graphic violence and language in Spider-Man comics.
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More About the Author

A.P. Fuchs finished writing his first book, A Stranger Dead, at age 19. It was published in 2003. Since then he has written and completed many, many more books, ranging from fiction to non-fiction, to poetry and comics.

His most recent books are Axiom-man: Outlaw; Axiom-man: Episode No. 2: Underground Crusade; Getting Down and Digital: How to Self-publish Your Book; Look, Up on the Screen! The Big Book of Superhero Movie Reviews; and Canadian Scribbler: Collected Letters of an Underground Writer.

For more on A.P. Fuchs, please visit his blog/site at http://www.canisterx.com, and sign up for his free weekly newsletter, which includes publishing and marketing tips, at http://www.tinyletter.com/apfuchs

He can also be followed on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ap_fuchs