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

April 12, 2018 | By | Reply More
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 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)

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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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Mississippi Roll (A Wild Cards Novel book 24) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

December 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mississippi Roll (A Wild Cards Novel book 24) edited by George RR Martin (book review).

As the title ‘Mississipi Roll’ of the latest ‘Wild Cards’ book should point out, this mosaic blend of six stories has gone down to the deep south. Actually, it’s on the Mississippi steamboat Natchez as its crew discover that its management now want to dock it and just use it as a casino so they […]

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High Stakes (A Wild Cards novel) edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass (book review).

September 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
High Stakes (A Wild Cards novel) edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass (book review).

The problem with the ‘Wild Cards’ mosaic these days is that after 23 books, started back in the later 1980s, which makes co-editor George RR Martin’s more recent fantasy series look like a small excursion in comparison, you do have to a little knowledge to break into. That doesn’t necessarily mean you have to read […]

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Lowball (Wild Cards mosaic book 22) edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass (book review).

December 9, 2014 | By | Reply More
Lowball (Wild Cards mosaic book 22) edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass (book review).

Pick a Wild Card out of the deck. The current one, ‘Lowball’, book 22 in the latest series, is now on the table. For those who don’t know, the majority of the ‘Wild Cards’ books are mosaic stories, a shared reality amongst many writers. With ‘Lowball’, we have eight writers, three of whom have been […]

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