A Method to the Madness: advance orders and contest

In an almost unprecedented move, a conclave of The Super Evil convened last year at a secret lair in North America to create a guide book for aspiring ne’er-do-wells. The result? A collection of papers known generally as A Method to the Madness: a Guide to the Super Evil, a collection destined to become the handbook globally of every evil genius.

It was agreed such an undertaking required hiring of minion editors, as such a task is beneath the genius of an Arch Villain. And who better to fill those two editorial positions than Jeffrey Hite and Michell Plested?
Jeffrey Hite is co-founder and editor at Flying Island Press, and an author in his own right. Michell Plested is the author of Mik Murdoch: Boy Superhero, podcaster of Get Published, and GalaxyBillies. 

Jeffrey Hite
(we think)
Michell Plested
(incognito after the Conclave)

The cover is the result of a psychotic episode suffered by Five Rivers’ Art Director, Jeff Minkevics, after being caught eavesdropping on the conclave.

Jeff Minkevics
(immediately after being caught eavesdropping on the Conclave)

A Method to the Madness: a Guide to the Super Evil, will release July 1, 2013 in both trade paperback and eBook, and will be available through online booksellers globally, as well as directly from Five Rivers.

The collection includes 24 papers presented by evil luminaries such as Her Serene Omnipotence Calassandra, Conqueror and Empress; Janus Kinase Hateyuaniwae, BFA, PhD, PhD, FRCCP, P.Eng; and Dr. Evil-n-Carnate, Frequent Flyer, Grocery Shopper and Overlord Of Cubical Block 3257J – to name but a few. Between the 24 sages who assembled at the North American Conclave, they created insightful papers on the pressing subjects of Cognitive Perspective in the Pursuit of Evil; Principles of Biology and Genetics for Minion Breeding Programs; and, The Importance of Date Night to the Married Super Villain.

6 x 9 Trade Paperback
ISBN 9781927400258
Advance price $18.00


A Method to the Madness is now available for pre-order until June 30, 2013, in trade paperback, directly from Five Rivers, at a special advance discount of 25% off retail, which means instead of paying $23.99, you only pay only $18.00.

Further, Five Rivers is staging a treasure hunt. The first 10 aspiring super villains to correctly collect the URLs to all the QR codes (all 25 of them) in the collection, will receive a free signed copy of arch-nemesis to super villains everywhere (and especially Cranberry Flats, Alberta), Mik Murdoch: Boy Superhero.
Treasure hunt closes August 31, 2013.

Nemesis to villains everywhere

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