Wednesday, December 31, 2008

League of Superheroes
by Stephen L. Rice

Four teenage boys and one little sister discover someone in a chat room who claims to be a little girl named Genie, but whose scientific knowledge and technology are a few centuries ahead of anyone else.

Who or what is Genie? The most intelligent mortal in history—an integral part of the most powerful force mankind has ever unleashed. And she does not consider herself subject to the laws of God or man.

On a whim, Genie transforms her new friends into the League of Superheroes:

  • Titan—a walking and flying tank—is Rod Davies, a klutzy, diplomacy-impaired beanpole who is also a certified genius in math and physics;

  • Darklight—an invisible spy—is the narrator, Tom Reilly, a scientifically inclined polyglot;

  • Tachyon—able to speed or slow time in his area—is Allen Peters, super-hacker;

  • Micromegas—a size-changer—is Charlie Taylor, who hopes someday to be a medical missionary.

And then there are Clarice Peters, Allen's little sister and perhaps Genie's best friend, and "Uncle," the mysterious elderly man who was the first to treat Genie like a human being. . .

But can even superheroes save her (and the world) from her so-called creators—and from Genie herself?

Available at The Writer's Cafe Press.

Read the first chapter

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