Tribe

Tribe

Ben Langdon

Young Adult / Science Fiction / Contemporary

As an uberhuman replicator, Carlos is able to peel another copy of himself whenever he needs company or back-up. However, someone wants to test the extent of these abilities by systematically assassinating his 'tribe' while on holiday in Puerto Rico.As an uberhuman replicator, Carlos is able to peel another copy of himself whenever he needs company or back-up. However, someone wants to test the extent of these abilities by systematically assassinating his 'tribe' while on holiday in Puerto Rico.A short story exploring some of the complications (and opportunities) facing a man who can make copies of himself.
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The Scoundrel's Wife

The Scoundrel's Wife

Ben Langdon

Young Adult / Science Fiction / Contemporary

While her super-villain husband leads an exciting life beyond the front door of their suburban home, his unnamed wife remains behind to keep the home tidy, his inventions correctly catalogued and her own dreams firmly locked away and neglected.While her super-villain husband leads an exciting life beyond the front door of their suburban home, his unnamed wife remains behind to keep the home tidy, his inventions correctly catalogued and her own dreams firmly locked away and neglected.This neo-pulp short story focusses on the often forgotten pillar of strength behind the familiar mad scientist super-villain. With hints of 1950s conservatism, The Scoundrel's Wife is actually set in a contemporary world and offers a glimpse into the writing style of Ben Langdon which blends the ordinary with the extraordinary.
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The Miranda Contract

The Miranda Contract

Ben Langdon

Young Adult / Science Fiction / Contemporary

THE MIRANDA CONTRACT Supervillain. Pop Star. Sometimes the life we're given isn't the life we'd choose for ourselves. For the past five years, Dan Galkin has been lying to everyone about just how ordinary he is. But Dan's the grandson of The Mad Russian: one of the world's most powerful, and insane, supervillains. And Dan has powers too. He's a living battery, able to absorb and discharge electricity with his mind. Normally he keeps his powers hidden, but when the old man returns with an offer to make his grandson heir apparent, any chance at an ordinary life is blown apart. Miranda Brody thought she wanted to be a pop star, but now she's got the international profile and the entourage, she doesn't recognize the Miranda she has become. After getting caught up in the cross-fire between Dan and his grandfather, Miranda realizes there's more to life than being famous. Staying alive, for example, becomes a high priority. And not falling in love with the pizza boy comes a close second. Labeled by society, trapped by expectation. Dan and Miranda might actually be able to change everything. As long as they don't kill each other first.Review"The story starts out pretty hectic, slows down and then picks right back up with heavy action-packed scenes. My emotions were all over the place. I say a job well done to the author!" - Monique Morris, *Something to Browse Blog*"Overall, I really enjoyed this book and the story and, most of all, the character development, I think the Dan and Miranda from the beginning of the book are nothing like the people they become at the end." *- Marta, *Goodreads reviewAbout the AuthorBen Langdon is the editor of This Mutant Life, an anthology series of Neo-Pulp/Superhero stories. The Miranda Contract is his first novel. www.benlangdon.net
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