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Flying High with Wild Cards

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I've got all sorts of good news for the Wild Cards fans reading this.

LOWBALL, the twenty-second volume in the overall series, and the second part of the current triad that began with FORT FREAK, is almost complete, and should be going in to Tor very shortly. I will be sure and let you know when a publication date is announced. My thanks to my friend and co-editor Melinda Snodgrass for helping me bring this one home.

And the story continues. I've just signed contracts with Tor with the next Wild Cards book, a full-on mosaic to conclude the triad. This one will be titled HIGH STAKES.

Tor's reprints of the first three volumes of the original series have also done very well (well, WILD CARDS and ACES HIGH have done well, JOKERS WILD is still forthcoming), so I am thrilled to announce that we will be continuing with those as well.

We've just signed for four more volumes. New Tor editions of ACES ABROAD, DOWN & DIRTY, ACE IN THE HOLE, and DEAD MAN'S HAND will be coming your way during the next few years, probably as trade paperbacks. And to make things even more interesting, we will be adding three brand new original stories to ACES ABROAD, just as we did for Tor's reissue of WILD CARDS, volume one.

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And Wild Cards readers outside the US are going to have plenty to read as well. After far too long, we finally have a new deal in the United Kingdom, where Gollancz/ Orion will be publishing British editions of WILD CARDS, ACES HIGH, JOKERS WILD, INSIDE STRAIGHT, BUSTED FLUSH, SUICIDE KINGS, FORT FREAK, and LOWBALL.

Wild Cards will be invading France as well. We've just closed a deal with J'ai Lu for French translations of the first six volumes in the original series: WILD CARDS, ACES HIGH, JOKERS WILD, ACES ABROAD, DOWN & DIRTY, and ACE IN THE HOLE. (More foreign deals are in the offing but I will hold off on those till the contracts are signed).

We've had a long strange run with Wild Cards... but from all appearances, we're only getting started. If you haven't tried the books yet, what are you waiting for?

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sourbillytipton
Aug. 6th, 2012 02:11 am (UTC)
Congrats
All I have read of Wildcards has been the 2 stories ("Shell Games" and "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond") in Dreamsongs Volume II. I enjoyed them along with your other short stories. Will you have another edition to Dreamsongs? I heeded your advice on what to do when waiting for the next volume in ASOIAF and now want to read all of your work.

Edited at 2012-08-06 02:13 am (UTC)
grrm
Aug. 6th, 2012 05:09 am (UTC)
Re: Congrats
DREAMSONGS is actually a reprint of my retrospective collection GRRM: A RRETROSPECTIVE, originally published by Subterranean. It is pretty much the definitive collection of my work, at least up until 2003, the year it was originally published. There are no plans to add another volume to it.

That is not to say that I might not do another collection some day, when and if I have enough new material to make it worthwhile.

Meanwhile, you might look for some of my old, out of print collections, which contain stories that DREAMSONGS does not. (Although really, DREAMSONGS has all the best stuff).
sourbillytipton
Aug. 6th, 2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Congrats
Thanks for taking time out of your schedule for replying to our comments. When you start the book tour for TWOW please come to Philadelphia. Gardner Dozois is here and I'll bring you a Pat's cheesesteak. You can tell one of your assistants to play the role of Ser Boros Blount.

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