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One-Eyed Jacks (A Wild Cards Novel book 8) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

March 28, 2019 | By | Reply More
One-Eyed Jacks (A Wild Cards Novel book 8) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Slipping back into the past with an early volume of ‘Wild Cards’, the eighth book ‘One-Eyed Jacks’ even sees a younger Jack Creighton who in his 40s at the time but his shape-shifting ability made him look years younger, even more so when he uses 1940s film stars as his model. You also get a […]

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Texas Hold’Em (A Wild Cards Novel book 28) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

March 22, 2019 | By | Reply More
Texas Hold’Em (A Wild Cards Novel book 28) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

The 28th book of ‘Wild Cards’, ‘Texas Hold’Em’, follows a group of musical joker teens from Xavier Desmond High School Jazz Band aka the Mob and chaperoned by Bubbles, Rustbelt and Rubberband arrive in Texas for a jazz music competition. There is also a faction of people who object to jokers taking part, seeing them […]

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Low Chicago: A Wild Cards Novel book 27 edited by George RR Martin (book review).

July 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Low Chicago: A Wild Cards Novel book 27 edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Throughout all the ‘Wild Cards’ books, despite using poker terms for their titles, this is the first time we actually see a poker game taking place. The players include Aces with some Jokers as their supporters in a winner-takes-all game in Chicago. The only problem is that there is some disruption and one of the […]

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Wild Cards VII: Dead Man’s Hand by George RR Martin and John Jos. Miller (book review).

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Wild Cards VII: Dead Man’s Hand by George RR Martin and John Jos. Miller (book review).

It was revealed in the previous ‘Wild Cards’ book, ‘Ace In The Hole’, that Chrysalis had been murdered. Literally smashed to death by someone with super-strength and a black ace hole card that is the calling sign of the Nat archer Yeoman left at the scene. This brings Yeoman back onto the scene to find […]

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Wild Cards VI: Ace In The Hole edited by George RR Martin (book review).

March 23, 2018 | By | 2 Replies More
Wild Cards VI: Ace In The Hole edited by George RR Martin (book review).

This volume of ‘Wild Cards’, ‘Ace In The Hole’, dispenses with section titles and the work of five authors is now interspersed into the chapters with George RR Martin co-edited with Melinda Snodgrass to ensure everything was ran smoothly. Structurally, you see the time-line and slot in events accordingly. When you realise that back in […]

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Wild Cards V: Down And Dirty edited by George RR Martin (book review).

March 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wild Cards V: Down And Dirty edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Just in case you thought New York was quiet while some significant Aces were off around the world on a World Health Organisation tour in the previous ‘Wild Cards’ book, ‘Aces Abroad’ … then the fifth book, ‘Down And Dirty’ will show otherwise before dove-tailing the various people back together again. There is a gang […]

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Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad edited by George RR Martin (book review).

February 16, 2018 | By | Reply More
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad edited by George RR Martin (book review).

After the events of the third ‘Wild Cards’ book, ‘Jokers Wild’, a delegation of Aces and Jokers, led by Senator Gregg Hartmann and Dr. Tachyon are on a United Nations goodwill tour of the world in the fourth book, ‘Aces Abroad’. An undercurrent of this is to purposely quieten New York for a few months […]

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Jokers Wild (A Wild Cards Novel book 3) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

January 26, 2018 | By | Reply More
Jokers Wild (A Wild Cards Novel book 3) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

To my mind, ‘Jokers Wild’, the third book in the ‘Wild Cards’ sequence originally released in 1987 was the finest of the three opening books. Written by 7 authors and a main cast of 29 characters from the talents of 14 writers, the series became a true mosaic. Segments of each author’s work were interlaced […]

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Aces High (A Wild Cards Novel book 2) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

January 15, 2018 | By | Reply More
Aces High (A Wild Cards Novel book 2) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

Time for another ‘Wild Card’. The ‘Aces High’ of the title is a high class restaurant in Jokertown where the Aces and Nats go to eat. What this mosaic of eleven stories focuses on is a Masonic conspiracy. Fortunato gets wind of it when three of his geisha prostitutes gets murdered in 1979 and attempts […]

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Wild Cards 1: Expanded Edition edited by George RR Martin (book review)

December 28, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
Wild Cards 1: Expanded Edition edited by George RR Martin (book review)

With the TV success of ‘Game Of Thrones’, it’s hardly surprising that the studios want something more with George RR Martin’s name attached to it. Not surprisingly, the 1987 started series of books called ‘Wild Cards’ is next on their agenda. What happened was Martin would meet a group of fellow writers for a Friday […]

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