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New Anthology

Hello all you crazy Mad Scientists and your writer alter egos. I want to take a moment of your time and let you know that the editors of this book A Method To The Madness: A Guide To the Super Evil, are putting together another anthology.

This one will not be Mad Scientist related but you might still find it interesting.

This one has a working title of, “There’s A Magic Portal Under My Sink: And other stories of Places you Probably Don’t Want to Go.” (And you thought the last book had a long title.)

If you would like to learn more about it or to maybe even submit a story please check out the website at http://portalundermysink.wordpress.com/

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in books, Writing

 

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The Madness Goes to Buffalo

Octoberlogoresizefinal[1]Today we bring you an interview that editor Michell Plested did with Mad Scientist-author Hugh J. O’Donnell and his co-host Pat Toner, on the Way of the Buffalo podcast.

The Way Of the Buffalo

They talk about how the book got started and a great host of other things.

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2013 in  Mentoring, books, Interviews, Writing

 

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The Evil Art Of Getting Back to The Basics

sheepOne of the Topics that we only partially covered in A Method To the Madness: A Guide To the Super Evil is that of starting over again when you fail, get defeated decide to take a different route, want to, can be therapeutic. Not to mention the lessons that can be learned.

I recently suffered set back with some of my minions decided to take stock in my situation in regards to those in my employ and get back to some basics. There is nothing like getting back to the very basics of basics to remind you of how it is done.

So Minions / henchmen / Sheep.

Yes, that is right, Sheep. You know some times you really have to get back to basics. I am not saying that everyone should always go this far but some times you need to go back to the beginning.

I am not saying that our undersea lab sprung a major leak do to um outside pressure and that on the same day out orbital space platform lost power because someone ripped the solar panels off, and who knew that the insurance companies don’t cover things like that on your home owners insurance, and that we were forced to return to our pedestrian home like everyone else and plant a garden and raise sheep as part of a farming collective to keep costs down. I am not saying any of those things. What I am saying is that herding sheep can be a good way to remind yourself of the basics of dealing with minions.

Some times you need to give them a good swat to get them to go where you want, some times you need a watch dog or a sheep dog to help keep them in line, and sometimes you need to just release a wolf into the fold and just let him have at the stupid sheep… I mean some times you need to stop shearing one of them and have lamb chops for dinner.

Sometimes you just need to sit down and take stock of where you are. You need listen to the advice of others. You need to read a good book like, Oh I don’t know, A Method To the Madness: A Guide To The Super Evil to figure out where you went wrong.

Enough with the advice, I have sheep to herd.
The (recently relocated) Dark Lord
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There is nothing that you can do that we can’t do better: Or Superheroes stink!

LowerRight_1_[1]Today we have the um, honor of posting this note from, Dr. Evil-n-Carnate: A.K.A. Steve Wolencheck, current occupant of cubical 3257J who is one of the contributors to A Method To the Madness: A Guide To The Super Evil

Welcome to the 7th circle of the underworld my friend, or as the people around me call it, Unitide Incorporated. It is from here that I rule all that I survey. And by rule I mean I make everyone who enters my domain miserable. Really I do, you should read the article about how to do this in the new book.

But that is not what I am here to talk to you about. The Evil League has chosen me to be the mouth piece for their most recent work, and I am honored to do so, seeing that I had a lot to do with it. You see I wrote the operating system that runs the computers that they used to make it happen. I write all the operating systems that the Evil league uses. And many of you who use other operating systems, I wrote those two, just because I am that evil.

So on to the information:

It has come to our attention that the so called boy superhero Mik Murdoch, whose so called adventures you can read about in the Prix Aurora nominated book by the same name, has rescued the editor Michell Plested and his family. He has them hidden away in some “safe house” some where and they are now under his “protection.” A lot of good that will do them.

292px-TheDoctorMik, as of yesterday we pumped the safe house full of knockout gas and replaced the editor and his family with sophisticated holograms. They are so life like you would not even know they were not real. You remember the Doctor on the Star Trek Voyager series? They make him look like he was written in GWBasic. Not even 7 of 9 with a 24th century tricorder could tell them from the real thing, but believe me they are replacements.180px-Seven_of_Nine,_2376

So as you can tell, you superheroes really don’t stand a chance against us. And to all you aspiring super villains out there, get yourself a copy of A Method to the Madness: A Guide To The Super Evil, and you too might one day be able to be as evil as we are. Well, probably not that evil, but you will be a lot more evil that you would have been if you didn’t read the book.

Dr. Evil-n-Carnate: A.K.A. Steve Wolencheck, current occupant of cubical 3257J, affectionately referred to as “that jerk who eats lunch in his cubicle even though we have a lunch room and he really should eat there”, was born in Leftovershoe. From those humble beginnings all those years ago, he began a rise to the top. He is a humble computer programmer by day, but by night, and sometimes late in the afternoon because he had to get up early for work, he fights the eternal fight against good. He hopes that one day he will have the power to crush good forever, but for now is satisfied with making sure that this office mates suffer needlessly.

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Posted by on May 14, 2013 in  Mentoring, Succession, Writing

 

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Her Serene Omnipotence Calasandra Answers Our Questions

aMttM-aGttSE_finalToday we get a special treat as Her Serene Omnipotence Calasandra, has deigned to answer the questions posted by the editors.

Listen to her Answers

Thank you Your Serene Omnipotence.

Get your copy of A Method to The Madness: A Guide to the Super Evil Today

 

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Posted by on April 20, 2013 in books, Promotion, Succession, Writing

 

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Available on Amazon NOW

What can I say. The publishing industry is a weird and wild place. The book was not due to be released until June 1st but we have confirmation of copies being shipped and out in the wild. (See the video below.)

SO….

GO MINIONS GO BUY THE BOOK TODAY

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2013 in books, Promotion, Writing

 

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You What to Know What? Well of Course you Do.

aMttM-aGttSE_finalOur Friends over at the Regime of Evil have answered our questions. It Might be a good idea for you to Check them out. It might just save your life.

Answers

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2013 in books, Writing

 

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