Matt's Novels

Sega CD Summer: Summer 1994. The Great Console War rages between the Sega Genesis and the Super Nintendo. 

Twelve-year-old Tommy Guggenbiller, desperate to buy the Sega CD, takes a job as a paperboy in the tiny town of Williamsburg, Indiana.

Juggling his newspaper responsibilities with summer baseball season, and his father’s obsession with America’s Pastime, Tommy must overcome deadbeat customers, an ex-best-friend-turned-baseball-rival, and the indomitable prankster known as Mr. James Glad.

Sega CD Summer is a celebration of ‘90s video games, small-town life, and baseball--a button-mashing tale in the spirit of 8-Bit Christmas and The Sandlot.

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I, Crimsonstreak: Framed by his father, “reformed” supervillain Colonel Chaos, super-speedster Chris Fairborne, AKA Crimsonstreak, is sent to the Clermont Institution for the Criminally Insane. A hero surrounded by dastardly inmates and heartless guards, Chris struggles to keep his wits about him, until the arrival of some unexpected new “guests” at the facility provides him with a means for escape. Once out, though, he discovers that the world he knew is gone, replaced by a fascist, supposedly utopian state run by none other than Colonel Chaos himself.

With the heroes of the world locked away or fighting in a disorganized resistance, Crimsonstreak teams up with a snarky British butler and a teenage superhero-to-be. Together, the unlikely (and bickering) allies must take down Crimsonstreak’s dad and set the world right. Not easy when your only powers are super-speed and looking good in spandex. But hey, someone’s got to save the world.

I, Crimsonstreak is a first-person superhero novel brimming with parallel universes, stuffy British butlers, crafty supervillains, cloning, gadgets, and enough pop culture references to stun a Wookie.

A new ebook edition is available on Amazon through Hydra Publications! 

Original publication info:

I, Crimsonstreak
Matt Adams
Candlemark & Gleam, 2012
ISBN-13: 978-1936460267

II Crimsonstreak: Three years after the climactic battle at the Clermont Institution for the Criminally Insane, Chris Fairborne, a.k.a. Crimsonstreak, chases down escaped supervillains while working feverishly to reestablish world governments in the wake of collapse of the New World Common Wealth.

His father, Colonel Chaos, sits in front of a Heroic Legion tribunal to answer for crimes against humanity. His mother, Miss Lightspeed, doesn’t seem herself following her unlikely resurrection. To make matters worse, Crimsonstreak encounters a being of pure speed not even he can outrun.

Sounds like the perfect time for an alien invasion, an encounter with a group of snobbish space cops, and the mysterious return of a long-dead friend with an unbelievable secret.

War will strain friendships. A multiversal threat will test loyalties. And you will believe a man-bird can fly in II Crimsonstreak.

A new ebook edition is available on Amazon through Hydra Publications!

Original publication info:

II Crimsonstreak
by Matt Adams
Published by Candlemark & Gleam, October 2013
348 pages
eBook ISBN: 978-1-936460-52-6
ISBN: 978-1-936460-51-9

III Crimsonstreak: The multiverse is lost—and so is Crimsonstreak. Stuck in a grim alternate reality without his superspeed, the quick-witted hero grows increasingly despondent.

But the stakes are even higher than he thinks: the villainous Orange Bands plan to destroy the multiverse—and they’ll start by changing the past on Crimsonstreak’s own Earth.

Plunged into the 1970s, our hero finds himself in a world where Miss Lightspeed and Colonel Chaos never met—where the Crusading Comet is Warren Kensington II and Mortimer P. Willoughby’s hair is no longer gray.

He’ll try to convince a mother who doesn’t even know him to help his cause—and steer a Colonel Chaos bent on world domination toward a path of redemption. (forthcoming)

Super Anthology: A superhero desperately in need of a bank loan. A sidekick struggling to find his way. An all-powerful being who chooses exile after a crushing loss. A D-list metahuman thrust into a charity event turned sinister. Two heroes forced to endure hordes of enemies to stop an invasion of Earth.

These are just a few of the stories packed into SUPER ANTHOLOGY: 20 TALES OF SUPERHEROES AND SUPERVILLAINS, an anthology that pays tribute to comic book heroes in many forms.

The anthology includes:
  • Dawn of the Super-Hero
  • The Villain
  • Absolution
  • Vengeance
  • I Took Over the World for This?
  • Cabin Boy Sets Sail
  • The Bank Loan
  • The Courtship of LavaFrost
  • The Washout
  • CLANK: A Family Tradition
  • The Stuntman
  • And the World Stopped
  • On the Trail of the White Knight
  • Old-Fashioned Police Work
  • Last Stand on Cyclonus Seven
  • A Hero in Flux
  • Capes
  • A Little of the Old Magic
  • A God Cries
  • In Memoriam