Our beloved freelancer and Wiki Wormhole scribe, Mike Vago, has published his fifth book and first novel. It’s called Selfdestructible, and it’s available on Amazon now.

Selfdestructible takes place in a world where superpowers are genetic. Two characters grapple with their powers and their responsibilities: a 24-year-old borderline alcoholic is hitting rock bottom and trying to stay out of trouble, haunted by her superhero parents’ deaths while doing the whole hero thing. Meanwhile, a 15-year-old boy nearly burns down his school when he discovers he can shoot fire from his hands—something he wasn’t expecting, as his parents don’t seem to have powers themselves.

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Mike Vago mines the genre conventions of young people with superpowers to tell a story about potential, growing up, and growing into yourself. The stakes are life-and-death for these directionless not-quite-superheroes, and Selfdestructible is a fast-paced adventure that mines extraordinary abilities to tell a grounded story about damaged people finding their place in the world.

And if you’re looking for novelty kids’ books, check out Vago’s other four books.

 

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