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How a New Story Combines Superhumans and Espionage

Artwork by José Cano (2015).
© Paul Hair.
Superhero movies continue dominating the box office. Spy movies remain a popular genre too. I combined elements from both these genres to create “Presidential Pardon,” a unique tale involving superhumans and espionage.

“Presidential Pardon” is another story set in the universe of Mortal Gods. It also is part of the anthology, Appalling Stories: 13 Tales of Social Injustice. (I previously wrote about the anthology here at The Loftus Party. Dave Dubrow, Ray Zacek, and I authored it, which is available as both an eBook and in paperback.)

There are no superheroes in the Mortal Gods universe; just superhuman individuals. These individuals do not run around as costumed vigilantes fighting crime. Instead, they have to live within the constraints of the law like anyone else. Or if they don’t, the government goes after them like it would anyone else. Superheroes are a far-fetched idea. People with superhuman abilities are not. . . .

Read the entire column at The Loftus Party.