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Author Scalzi, John, 1969- author.

Title Starter villain / John Scalzi.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Tor Publishing Group, 2023.


Location Call No. Status
 Merancas Library - Leisure  PS3619.C256 S73 2023    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 264 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary "Inheriting your uncle's supervillain business is more complicated than you might think. Particularly when you discover who's running the place. Charlie's life is going nowhere fast. A divorced substitute teacher living with his cat in a house his siblings want to sell, all he wants is to open a pub downtown, if only the bank will approve his loan. Then his long-lost uncle Jake dies and leaves his supervillain business (complete with island volcano lair) to Charlie. But becoming a supervillain isn't all giant laser death rays and lava pits. Jake had enemies, and now they're coming after Charlie. His uncle might have been a stand-up, old-fashioned kind of villain, but these are the real thing: rich, soulless predators backed by multinational corporations and venture capital. It's up to Charlie to win the war his uncle started against a league of supervillains. But with unionized dolphins, hyper-intelligent talking spy cats, and a terrifying henchperson at his side, going bad is starting to look pretty good. In a dog-eat-dog a cat"-- Dust jacket flap.
Subject Supervillains -- Fiction.
Uncles -- Fiction.
Corporations -- Fiction.
Good and evil -- Fiction.
Inheritance and succession -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Science fiction.
Humorous fiction.
ISBN 9780765389220 (hardcover)
0765389223 (hardcover)
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