Wednesday, April 17, 2013

And Finally...

...a piece of Wild Cards news that does include me!

I'm very pleased to be able to say that the next installment in the long-running collaborative sf series has just been delivered to, and accepted by, Tor. It's called Lowball, and it's likely to hit store shelves in 2014.

GRRM makes his announcement HERE.

My contribution is again a story about Marcus Carter (aka Infamous Black Tongue). I debuted the character in the last volume, Fort Freak. He's back again, and in for a world of hurt. Poor lad. It's a multi-part story that weaves in from start to finish of the book.

The full lineup this time is:

“The Big Bleed,” by Michael Cassutt, starring STUNTMAN,
“Those About to Die,” by David Anthony Durham, starring INFAMOUS BLACK TONGUE,
“Galahad in Blue” by Melinda Snodgrass, starring FRANCIS XAVIER BLACK of the NYPD,
“Ties That Bind” by Mary Anne Mohanraj, starring MICHAEL STEVENS of the NYPD,
“Cry Wolf” by David D. Levine, introducing THE CARTOONIST,
“Road Kill” by Walter Jon Williams, starring GORDON THE GHOUL,
“Once More, for Old Time’s Sake” by Carrie Vaughn, starring EARTH WITCH, CURVBALL, DRUMMER BOY, and JOHN FORTUNE,
“No Parking… “ by Ian Tregillis, starring RUSTBELT.

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Blogger Robert said...

I just finished reading the first Wild Cards book. Definitely good stuff.
Shame that it looks like most of them are out of print at the moment (or at least not available direct from Amazon), although they are gradually being reprinted.
Think I should wait for the reprints, or should I hunt down old copies?

9:56 PM  
Blogger David Anthony Durham said...


Yes, after the reprints of the first few books there's a long line up of titles that are out of print - until you get to the more recent editions.

Hunting down old copies is a great idea, if you're into it. For one thing they're decent collector's items. If you had a few and ever bumped into GRRM at a signing... they'd be worth something!

I'm not sure what the status of reprints for the rest of the books is, though. If the movie gets off the ground they may all suddenly appear on bookshelves. If not... I'm not sure when or if they'd be available.

You can, though, jump forward and continue with one of the newer triads. Inside Straight starts one. As does Fort Freak. In both cases a lot of new characters are introduced, making them good entry points.

In any event, thanks for checking out Wild Cards!

9:42 AM  

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