Out on 21 September 2023

Starter Villain

John Scalzi

21 September 2023
272 pages


Following the bestselling The Kaiju Preservation Society, John Scalzi returns with another unique sci-fi caper set in the strangest of all worlds, present-day Earth.

Inheriting your mysterious uncle's supervillain business is more complicated than you might imagine.

Sure, there are the things you'd expect. The undersea volcano lairs. The minions. The plots to take over the world. The international networks of rivals who want you dead.

Much harder to get used to . . . are the the sentient, language-using, computer-savvy cats.

And the fact that in the overall organization, they're management . . .

Sheer geeky pleasure from start to finish
Wonderfully satisfying fun
Rousing storytelling and satisfying intrigue