Bad Power by Deborah Biancotti

ISBN 978-0-9808274-9-1
Cover design by Amanda Rainey
Ebook conversion by Charles Tan
Published January 2012


Hate superheroes?
Yeah. They probably hate you, too.

‘There are two kinds of people with lawyers on
tap, Mr Grey. The powerful and the corrupt.’
‘Thank you.’
‘For implying you’re powerful?’
‘For imagining those are two different groups.’

From Crawford Award nominee Deborah Biancotti
comes this sinister short story suite, a pocketbook
police procedural, set in a world where the victories are
only relative, and the defeats are absolute. Bad Power
celebrates the worst kind of powers both supernatural
and otherwise, in the interlinked tales of five people —
and how far they’ll go.

If you like Haven and Heroes, you’ll love Bad Power.

‘These appetisingly wicked stories give you
the perfect taste of Biancotti’s talents.’
– Ann VanderMeer

Gwyneth Jones on the Twelve Planets series:
‘These Australians give me hope for the future
of female, and even feminist, writers in sf.’

Table of Contents

  • Introduction by Ann Vandermeer
  • Shades of Grey
  • Palming the Lady
  • Web of Lies
  • Bad Power
  • Cross the Bridge