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

     

    What I’m Watching

    Not a Blog George R.R. Martin

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      The nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning in Hollywood, and HBO and GAME OF THRONES both set new records.  GOT collected 32 nominations, a new record for the number of nominations for one show in a single year.. and by doing so, extended its previous record for the most nominations ever […]

    • Chicago Gets Low
      by grrm on July 16, 2019 at 1:02 pm

      Hey, Wild Cards fans — did you miss LOW CHICAGO when it came out in hardcover last year? No problem, you’ve got another chance.  Our friends at Tor are releasing LOW CHCAGO today in paperback.   You should be able to snag a copy at your favorite local bookstore (and if they don’t stock Wild Cards, […]

    • FIRE & BLOOD Limited
      by grrm on July 15, 2019 at 8:48 pm

      I love illustrated books.   Hey, no news there for anyone who has been reading this Not A Blog long. Last November Bantam published my book of imaginary history, FIRE & BLOOD, in a lovely trade hardcover edition, lavishly illustrated by Doug Wheatley.   Still on sale all around the world from your favorite local bookstore or […]

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