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THE DARKER MASK.

Anthology - signed] Phillips, Gary and Christopher Chambers, editors.

ISBN 10: 0765318504 / ISBN 13: 9780765318503
Published by New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2008.) dj, 2008
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. "Heroes from the Shadows: a collection of original prose stories offering a new interpretation of the beings we call superheroes. . . These are tales of extraordinary folks who have been ignored, marginalized, stereotyped." SIGNED by FOUR authors at their stories: by Victor LaValle at "The Angel of Lonliness", by Gar Anthony Haywood at "Heatseeker"; Reed Farrell Coleman at "Accidentally Like a Martyr" and by Gary Phillips at "And What Shall We Call You?" Also includes stories by Walter Mosley, L. A. Banks, Naomi Hirahara, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Tananarive Due and Stephen Barnes, Mike Gonzales, Ann Nocenti, Jerry Rodriguez, Doselle Young, Mat Johnson, Peter Spiegelman, Alexandra Sokoloff, Christopher Chambers, and Wayne Wilson. Illustrated by Jeff Fisher, Brian Hurtt, Shawn Martinbrough and Sean Wang. Notes about the contributors. 368 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket.(remainder dot bottom edge.). Bookseller Inventory # 48120

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Title: THE DARKER MASK.

Publisher: New York: TOR / Tom Doherty Associates, (2008.) dj

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Expanding on the concept behind Byron Preiss's Weird Heroes from the 1970s, George R. R. Martin's Wild Card series, and Michael Chabon's McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales, The Darker Mask is a collection of original prose stories recalling the derring-do of the beings we call Superheroes and the worlds they fight to save.  But unique to The Darker Mask stories is that these plots and characters color a literary universe outside of what has been predominantly white, idiosyncratic, and male in previous homages to pulp.  This is the stuff of urban legends, new mythos, and extraordinary folks who might live in a soon-to-be-gentrified ghetto, the dreary rust-belt of the city, or in another dimension.  The Darker Mask offers an eclectic mix of popular fiction writers exploring worlds gritty, visceral, and fantastic. Including stories by: Walter Mosley, L. A. Banks, Naomi Hirahara, Lorenzo Carcaterra, Tananarive Due and Stephen Barnes, Mike Gonzales, Gar Anthony Haywood, Ann Nocenti, Jerry Rodriguez, Reed Farrell Coleman, Doselle Young, Mat Johnson, Peter Spiegelman, Alexandra Sokoloff, Christopher Chambers, Gary Phillips, Victor LaValle, and Wayne Wilson.

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CHRISTOPHER CHAMBERS is the author of Sympathy for the Devil and A Prayer for Deliverance.  He is currently working on a historical novel titled Yella Patsy's Boys, about the African-American experience during the American Revolution. GARY PHILLIPS is the author of the Ivan Monk series and the Martha Chainey series, as well as Bangers and the Perpetrators.  His short fiction appeared most recently in Los Angeles Noir and Hollywood and Crime.  He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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