Wild Cards Volume I

Wild Cards Volume I

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By George R. R. Martin

Signed Hardcover & Mass Market

Wild Cards Volume 1

There is a secret history of the world―a history in which an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some were called Aces―those with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others were termed Jokers―cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story.

Originally published in 1987, Wild Cards I includes powerful tales by Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, Howard Waldrop, Lewis Shiner, and George R. R. Martin himself. And this new, expanded edition contains further original tales set at the beginning of the Wild Cards universe, by eminent new writers like Hugo–winner David Levine, noted screenwriter and novelist Michael Cassutt, and New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn.

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    Wild Cards Volume I

    By George R. R. Martin

    Signed Hardcover & Mass Market

    Now in development for TV!

    EXPLORE THE WILD CARDS UNIVERSE

    An alien virus has changed the course of history, and the surviving population of Manhattan struggles to understand the new world left in its wake. Natural humans share the rough city with those given extraordinary―and sometimes terrifying―traits. While most manage to coexist in an uneasy peace, not everyone is willing to adapt.

    Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer

    The Wild Cards Universe

    The Original Triad

    #1 Wild Cards

    #2 Aces High

    #3 Jokers Wild

     

    The Puppetman Quartet

    #4: Aces Abroad

    #5: Down and Dirty

    #6: Ace in the Hole

    #7: Dead Man’s Hand

     

    The Rox Triad

    #8: One-Eyed Jacks

    #9: Jokertown Shuffle

    #10: Dealer’s Choice

     

    #11: Double Solitaire

    #12: Turn of the Cards

     

    The Card Sharks Triad

    #13: Card Sharks

    #14: Marked Cards

    #15: Black Trump

     

    #16: Deuces Down

    #17: Death Draws Five

     

    The Committee Triad

    #18: Inside Straight

    #19: Busted Flush

    #20: Suicide Kings

     

    The Fort Freak Triad

    #21: Fort Freak

    #22: Lowball

    #23: High Stakes

     

    The American Triad

    #24: Mississippi Roll

    #25: Low Chicago

    #26: Texas Hold ‘Em

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    What I’m Watching and Reading

    The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
    LoTR J.R.R. Tolkien
    Watership Down. Richard Adams
    The Once and Future King T.H. White
    Lord of Light Roger Zelzany
    A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. LeGuin
    The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy
    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
    Catch-22 Joseph Heller

    Favorite Music - Grateful Dead, Janis Ian

    Favorite TV: (short list- he loves TV) Rome, Deadwood, The Expanse, Boardwalk Empire, Big Bang Theory

    Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies: Aliens, The Princess Bride, Blade Runner, LOTR, Dark City, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hell Boy

     

    Video Interviews

    View our Author Event Series @ Jean Cocteau Cinema

    https://youtu.be/S9AxEjlj1Q8?list=PLP-d_0t989GMKNX2jqcuGWFeAX_CO83ZZ

     

    Not a Blog George R.R. Martin

    • Crossovers and Cameos
      by grrm on March 26, 2020 at 3:57 pm

      I got a message from my friend Jonah Nolan last week.  Jonah is one of the creators and showrunners of HBO’s WESTWORLD, along with his wife Lisa Joy, and he told me to be sure to catch Sunday’s episode, there might be something that would amuse me. Truth be told, I would have been watching

    • Artist Relief Tree
      by grrm on March 23, 2020 at 5:20 pm

      A lot of people are going to need a lot of help in the wake of the coronavirus. Among them will be many artists and writers, whose incomes are uncertain at the best of times.  No unemployment benefits for them. My friends Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman have pointed me toward a website to assist

    • The Visitor Returns
      by grrm on March 20, 2020 at 2:28 pm

      Good news, Wild Carders. Mark Lawrence is back with a brand new Visitor story, a sequel to his story in KNAVES OVER QUEENS. It’s on Tor.com and it’s FREE. The Visitor: Kill or Cure Check it out.   I think you’ll really enjoy this one.   The Visitor is an amazing character, and Mark’s a wonderful writer.

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    Appearances

    To Be Announced and for more info follow on twitter @ https://twitter.com/GRRMspeaking