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Special People by Tim Sevenhuysen

Special people have special problems. 

Special People is a fiction project about people with special and unusual powers and abilities. But don’t call them superheroes!

The stories are action-oriented and humourous, but definitely not what you’d expect from your average “superhero fiction.” From a human cell phone to a man who can conjure bacon out of thin air, these are unique, interesting characters, special people with their own special problems . . . 

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Listed: Dec 22, 2011

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Solid story

By Joseph Kranak, member

Feb 25, 2012: Special people is about a world populated by people with special powers that aren’t really all that special. The superheroes have more mundane super powers, like being able to create bacon out of thin air and create neon lights. And Sevenhuysen spins a interweaving set of story arcs involving these characters and their dramas.

The writing is solid: good characterization, strong story, attention to detail. And Sevenhuysen gets you interested in the characters from the get go. I think this is [more . . .]

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Ordinary people, signs of special writing

By G.S. Williams, author of The Surprising Life and Death of Diggory Franklin

Mar 11, 2012: "Special People" features a somewhat interesting premise for superpowers—characters have unusual abilities that very rarely come in handy. Instead of following a Superman or The Hulk, the story follows ordinary people.

I say "somewhat interesting premise" because there’s a reason comic books are about superheroes and not their neighbours—we all know what ordinary life is like, and there’s not much escapism in following an ordinary person whose arms can fall off, or who can make bacon appear in mid-air. Watching them [more . . .]

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Getting there

By Von, member

Dec 24, 2011: There’s not much of this book yet, but I’m looking for more. The writing is fairly solid . . . a bit choppy and hard to follow, but that seems to be a bit of modern style.

The world is very interesting: superpowers without a focus on superheros.

I’m looking forward to reading more.

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