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Oomph: A Little Super Goes a Long Way

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It's easy to save the day when you're invulnerable, can fly, or can punch through steel. But what if you're just... really calloused? Or can hover for three seconds? Or can only punch through things made of aluminum? Oomph: A little super goes a long way explores what it takes to be a superhero with just a little bit of power, where heroes and heroines use their small gift ...more
Paperback, 136 pages
Published October 17th 2013 by Crossed Genres Publications
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Raj
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I only added this book to my wishlist because it had a story by a friend in it, but I'm glad that someone did buy it for me as it's a lot of fun. The premise of this anthology is that each of the stories contains heroes who have small powers. They're not invincible or can fly, but maybe have really tough skin, or can float just a couple centimetres above the ground.

I think my favourite story was Knuckles by Ken MacGregor about a decent, working class guy who just went out there to help people be
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Kirstie
In the spirit of full disclosure, this anthology contains my own short story 'Short Circuit' (shortlisted in the 2013 Aurealis Awards), so my review will pertain to all the other stories - not my own. I have not let my inclusion effect what I feel about the other stories.

Oomph: A Little Super Goes A Long Way is an anthology featuring a plethora of superheroes whose powers are not the typical powers that little kids wish for. From a woman who has a different power each Thursday (and has to figure
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H Lynnea
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: temp-read, to-sort, tpb
As with most short story collections, a mixed bag. I didn't feel it started out very strong, but it definitely improved. On the plus side, there are a number of well-written female protagonists, and some positive GLBT characters.
Beth Cato
Dec 02, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Includes my story "Hat Trick."
Rebecca
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought I'd get sick of superhero stories, but the depth and variety of stories here made that impossible.
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