I’m very pleased to announce that OOMPH: A Little Super Goes a Long Way is officially on sale today, including my story “Random Play All and the League of Awesome”.
I can not overstate how much I love trivial superpowers. As anyone who knew me growing up could tell you, I’ve always loved super heroes. From dressing up as one as a kid (or, er, as an adult), to collecting comic books, to apparel, movies, and video games, to the absolutely embarrassing number of times I’ve listened to Dr. Horrible.
But I never liked the idea of guys like Superman or Thor. I don’t want an unstoppable goody-two shoes. Show me a guy who doesn’t have it so easy. Show me a guy with just a *little* bit of power, and the wit and courage to use that little bit at just the right moment to make a *huge* difference.
Well, I will show you. I’ll show you a whole book of stories like that.
OOMPH is available in paperback, as well as for the Kindle or Nook.
If you like NPH (and who doesn’t?) or Once more with feeling, you better be quick and check out Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog. Word on the street is that it is only free until tonight at midnight.
Basically, it is a short (~39 minutes) musical about Dr. Horrible (NPH) who is a sort of lame super villian. He blogs and sings his way through meeting the woman of his dreams at the laundromat and fights with his archnemisis Captain Hammer (played by that guy who is in every Joss Whedon production, the one from Firefly). It is fun and funny and the songs are actually pretty good. It doesn’t try to take itself seriously, but it does kind of try to take itself seriously.
Anyway, if you’re looking for some time to kill, I certainly enjoyed it!
Edit: I forgot to mention that the link was courtesy InteractiveReader!