Wild Cards: High Stakes

Wild Cards: High Stakes

$27.99

By George R. R. Martin

Signed Hardcover

Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, High Stakes delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel of superheroics and Lovecraftian horror. After the concluding events of Lowball, Officer Francis Black of Fort Freak, vigilante joker Marcus “The Infamous Black Tongue” Morgan, and ace thief Mollie “Tesseract” Steunenberg get stuck in Talas, Kazakhstan. There, the coldblooded Baba Yaga forces jokers into an illegal fighting ring, but her hidden agenda is much darker: her fighters’ deaths serve to placate a vicious monster from another dimension. When the last line of defense against this world weakens, all hell breaks loose, literally….

The Committee in New York sends a team of aces to investigate. One by one, each falls victim to evil forces–including the dark impulses within themselves. Only the perseverance of the most unlikely of heroes has a chance of saving the world before utter chaos erupts on Earth.

Edited by George R. R. Martin, High Stakes features the writing talents of Melinda M. Snodgrass, John Jos. Miller, David Anthony Durham, Caroline Spector, Stephen Leigh, and Ian Tregillis.

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Wild Cards: High Stakes

By George R. R. Martin

Signed Hardcover

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 1.88 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

 

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

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    by grrm on November 10, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    You cannot build a house all alone.   Especially not a HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. HBO recently announced a full-season ten-episode pickup for HOUSE, the first GAME OF THRONES successor show to go to series.   The show is based on material from my imaginary history, FIRE & BLOOD.  Ryan Condal wrote the pilot script and the

  • On to Washington
    by grrm on November 8, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    After Chicago, I moved on to Washington, D.C. with my faithful minion Sid.   There, on the evening of October 17, the Arthur C. Clarke Foundation presented me with the 2019 Sir Arthur Clarke Imagination Award.  Scott Shannon of Random House, my publisher, came down from New York to introduce me and help present the award,

  • A Visit to Chicago
    by grrm on November 6, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    On October 10, in the City of Big Shoulders, I was presented with the Carl Sandburg Literary Award at the annual gala sponsored by the Chicago Public Library Foundation. It’s a lovely award, and quite an honor.   Last year’s winners were Judy Blume and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.   Previous winners have included such luminaries as Alice

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