Wild Cards Volume V: Down and Dirty

Wild Cards Volume V: Down and Dirty

$18.99

By George R. R. Martin

Signed Trade Paperback

Wild Cards Volume 5

Let the secret history of the world be told-of the alien virus that struck Earth after World War II, and of the handful of the survivors who found they now possessed superhuman powers. Some were called Aces, endowed with powerful mental and physical prowess. The others were Jokers, tormented by bizarre mind or body disfigurements. Some served humanity. Others caused terror. And now, forty years later, as a gang war between the Shadow Fists and the mafia rages out of control in the streets of Jokertown, Aces and Jokers go underground-to wage their own war against the powers of the netherworld.

Here, in the fifth volume of the exciting series, ten of science fiction’s most gifted writers take readers on a journey of wonder and excitement in an astounding alternate history.

Featuring the talents of John J. Miller, Roger Zelazny, Leanne C. Harper, Arthur Byron Cover, Melina C. Snodgrass, Edward Bryant, Stephen Leigh, Pat Cadigan, Walter Jon Williams, and George R. R. Martin.

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Wild Cards Volume V: Down and Dirty

By George R. R. Martin

Signed Trade Paperback

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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Weight 1.25 lbs

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

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Recent Releases

Mississippi Roll
(WildCards)
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The Book of Swords
(Anthology)
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Upcoming Publications

NIGHTFLYERS
(Novella)
May 29, 2018

NIGHTFLYERS and OTHER STORIES
(Anthology)
May 29, 2018

WINDHAVEN
(Graphic Novel)
July 10, 2018

Low Chicago
(WildCards)
July 15, 2018

TEXAS HOLD’EM
(WildCards)
October 16, 2018

 

Appearances

July 13-14 2018
ThrillerFest XIII- held at the Grand Hyatt, New York City- details TBA

August 16-20, 2018
76th World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention: ConJose II Sijn, in San Jose