Author Archives: Samuel Sattin

About Samuel Sattin

Samuel Sattin (@samuelsattin)is the author of League of Somebodies, a debut novel about one family’s efforts to create the world’s first superhero. (Spoiler: It doesn’t go so well.) Imagine The Doom Patrol cross-pollinated with Philip Roth and then remixed by Mel Brooks. The novel is currently available in paperback from Dark Coast Press; Audible released the audiobook, performed by John Keating, earlier in 2013. Sattin is 31 years-old and lives in Oakland with his wife. His work has appeared in Salon, io9, Kotaku, and The Good Men Project. He’s currently a contributing editor at The Weeklings.

The 50 Greatest Superhero (and Villain) Names of All Time

In which Samuel Sattin tackles The Weeklings ’50 Greatest Names’ tradition, this time in capes and tights. Continue reading

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8 Ways To Ensure You Write A Shitty First Novel

Samuel Sattin presents 8 steadfast, industry-ignored methods for completely obliterating any chance you might have of writing an interesting debut work of fiction.
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If My Cat’s A Gamer, Then So Are You

Samuel Sattin explains why video games, even the most violent ones, are not more harmful to society than actual guns. Continue reading

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Extra-Terrestrial Infants Can Break A Man: Or How My Father Learned to Cry

Some people need to escape to somewhere far, far away to get closer to who they are on the inside. And by far away, of course, we mean the planet Fyrine IV. Continue reading

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Sandy Hook Truthers are Afraid of the Dark

As children we fear the Boogeyman. As adults we fear complex thoughts. Sandy Hook Truthers are still afraid of the beast in the closet, and they want everyone else to be, too. Continue reading

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Step. Away. From The Horn-Rimmed Glasses!

Revenge of, history of, and criteria for categorization with, the nerds. Continue reading

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Basterds Unchained: The Revenge of Artistic License

A devoted film-goer takes on the vitriol aimed at Tarantino’s most recent additions to American cinema, and mulls over the legitimacy of revenge fantasies. Continue reading

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