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Austin Grossman

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Austin Grossman graduated from Harvard University in 1991 with a plan to write the great American novel; instead he became a video game designer at Looking Glass Studios.

He has since contributed as a writer and designer to a number of critically acclaimed video games, such as ULTIMA UNDERWORLD II, SYSTEM SHOCK, DEUS EX, and TOMB RAIDER: LEGEND, and has taught and lectured on narrative in video games. He is currently a freelance game design consultant,

He is also a doctoral candidate in English Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where he specializes in Romantic and Victorian literature.

SOON I WILL BE INVINCIBLE is his debut novel. (from the author's website)"

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Soon I Will Be Invincible

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“There's a fine line between a superpower and a chronic medical condition.”
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“When your laboratory explodes, lacing your body with a supercharged elixir, what do you do? You don't just lie there. You crawl out of the rubble, hideously scarred, and swear vengeance on the world. You keep going. You keep trying to take over the world.”
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Psycho How's the movie coming along?


message 1: by Sandi

Sandi Soon I Will Be Invincible was an incredibly fun read. My daughter lent me her copy of the "Doctor Horrible's Sing-along Blog" DVD and I kept thinking, "This is so much like 'Soon I Will Be Invincible". I suspect Joss Whedon was very much influenced by your book.


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