I’m currently reading ‘Violent Century‘ by Lavie Tidhar, it’s set in an alternate Earth very like ours but for one important difference – something happened one day in the early Thirties to change hundreds or thousands of humans around the planet into Ubermensch or Super people.
I’m currently on about the 60% mark and once I got past the slightly jarring point of view that the writer has used; it’s an unputdownable read.
There have been some really interesting attempts the last couple of years to create super hero novels from scratch; from Adam Christopher at Angry Robot to David J Schwartz with Super Powers.
This latest from Tidhar is a welcome addition to the new wave of heroes that do not have to be confined to comic books or even start off there.
I’m off to finish it now…