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Soon I Will Be Invincible: A Novel by [Austin Grossman]

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“Every comic-book cliché in this witty, stunning debut is lovingly embraced, then turned inside out.” —Wired Magazine “Imaginative and, at times, achingly real. . . . I mean it as the highest possible compliment when I say that it would make a damn good comic book.” —Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times Book Review“A page-turning confrontation that's pure super-team suspense.” —The Onion“It's safe to say, there's nothing in popular fiction quite like it.” —Pittsburgh Tribune-Review“This witty debut novel is sure to please fans of Lethem and Chabon and remind you that smart prose can be as vivid as any graphic concoction.” —Playboy “[Grossman] fully embraces his inner geek; he gives us heroes and villains with a consciously sardonic eye.” —Cleveland Plain-Dealer“It's a hoot. . . . A delirious, often hilarious story that both satirizes and pays homage to superhero story cliches.” —Tampa TribuneSoon I Will Be Invincible doesn't so much play with the clichés of superhero comics as bathe in their pulpy froth.” —Austin American Statesman

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About the Author

J. PAUL BOEHMER appeared in Sir Peter Halls’ acclaimed Broadway production of Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband and in numerous Off-Broadway and regional productions. His film and television appearances include The Thomas Crown Affair, Star Trek: Enterprise, Voyager and Deep Space Nine, Frasier, Judging Amy, Guiding Light and All My Children. He is an award-winning audiobook narrator.

A graduate of Harvard University, AUSTIN GROSSMAN is a video game designer and writer and has contributed to such games as
Ultima Underworld II, SystemSchock, Deux Ex, and Tomb Raider: Legend. He is a doctoral candidate in English Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where he specializes in Romantic and Victorian literature.

COLEEN MARLO was named
Publishers Weekly’s 2010 Audiobook Narrator of the Year. Marlo is a two-time nominee for the prestigious Audie® Award, and has received three Listen Up Awards from Publishers Weekly. She is a member of The Actors Studio. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000RH0CCW
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage; 1st edition (June 5, 2007)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ June 5, 2007
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 962 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 338 pages
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Austin Grossman is the author of three novels: SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE, YOU, and CROOKED.

In 2007 he published his first novel, SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE, a hilarious, literary psychologically acute take on the superhero genre in the vein of Alan Moore's Watchmen, which the New York Times called "Imaginative and, at times, achingly real." It was nominated for the Center for Fiction's John Sargent, Sr. First Novel Prize.

His second novel, YOU, is another literary take on a genre - a mystery that takes you inside the world of video games and profesional game development - the Boston Globe calls it "a razor-sharp comedy" and Harper's Magazine writes, "Some of the most startling, acute writing on video games yet essayed."

CROOKED is the story of how Richard "Tricky Dick" Nixon stumbled into the hidden supernatural truth behind what we know as the Cold War, a conspiracy to weaponize the Lovecraftian beings and forces that lie beneath our world. Trapped in a double life, he struggles to save his presidency, his marriage, and the country itself. We learn that America's worst president may perhaps have been its greatest.

Along the way, Grossman earned a Master's in Performance Studies at NYU, and is currently ABD at the University of California, Berkeley, in English Literature.

After graduating from Harvard in 1992, he failed to get a job in publishing and found a job at a small computer game company, Looking Glass Studios, which was already become a legendary center of talent and innovation in the gaming world. Grossman went on to write and design for games such as Ultima Underworld 2, System Shock, Jurassic Park: Trespasser, Deus Ex, Disney's Epic Mickey, and most recently, Dishonored.

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