Who Can Save Us Now?: Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories
By: Owen King (editor), John McNally (editor)Paperback
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In Who Can Save Us Now?, the new anthology edited by Owen King and John McNally, talented writers unite to fight the forces of evil. Each writer will introduce a new superhero who is equipped to tackle the challenges of the 21st century. In combining terrific writing and the subject matter of comics and cartoons, Who Can Save Us Now?bridges the gap between literature and pop culture, much like Michael Chabon's The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clayand Jonathan Lethem's Fortress of Solitude. To date the full list of contributors is as follows: John McNally, Owen King, Jim Shepard, Tom Bissell, Jennifer Weiner, Stephaine Harrell, George Singleton, Sean Doolittle, Will Clarke, Noria Jablonski, Elizabeth McCracken, Sam Weller, Kelly Braffet, Scott Snyder, David Yoo, David Haynes, Cary Holladay.
Owen King is the author of the novel Double Feature, We're All in This Together: A Novella and Stories, and the co-editor of Who Can Save Us Now? Brand-New Superheroes and Their Amazing (Short) Stories. John McNally is the author of two novels, The Book of Ralph and America's Report Card, and a short story collection, Troublemakers. His next book, Ghosts of Chicago, a collection of short stories, will be published this fall. A native of Chicago, he lives with his wife, Amy, in North Carolina, where he is associate professor of English at Wake Forest University. The first word he ever spoke was "Batman," who has remained, in his darker incarnations, his favorite superhero. John's first creative work, a play written in the fourth grade, featured an overweight superhero who gets stuck inside a phone booth while changing into his costume. He is happy to return to the genre, albeit thirty-four years later.
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