Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask is a multi-author collection with stories by award-winning authors Kelly Link, Cat Rambo, Carrie Vaughn, Seanan McGuire, Lavie Tidhar, Sarah Pinsker, Keith Rosson, Kate Marshall, Chris Large and others. It is, partially, a prose nod to the comic world—the bombast, the larger-than-life, the save-the-worlds and the calls-to-adventure. But it’s also a spotlight on the more intimate side of the genre. The hopes and dreams of our cape-clad heroes. The regrets and longings of our cowled villains. That poignant, solitary view of the world that can only be experienced from behind the mask.

Stories by Carrie Vaughn, Kelly Link, Seanan McGuire, Sarah Pinsker, Lavie Tidhar, Patrick Flanagan, Nathan Crowder, Chris Large, Stephanie Lai, Ziggy Schutz, Stuart Suffel, Jennifer Pullen, Michael Milne, Keith Rosson, Keith Frady, Matt Mikalatos, Adam R. Shannon, Aimee Ogden, Kate Marshall, Cat Rambo

Edited by Tricia Reeks and Kyle Richardson

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“Behind the Mask stands out as a mighty collection of supremely imaginative and innovative tales.” — COLORADO REVIEW

“Reeks and Richardson have pulled together a treasure trove of 20 stories.” — PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

“… these imaginative stories, with their original perspectives, make for a thoroughly worthwhile compilation.” — LIBRARY JOURNAL

“A momentous, readable collection …” — KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Richardson and Reeks have done a great job picking 20 stories that play to familiar strengths of the genre like transformation, self-identity, secret identities and the responsibilities that come with extraordinary power.” — SUPERHERONOVELS.COM

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