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Just a reminder, for all of you in the Albuquerque area... and maybe a few who aren't. Tomorrow is the big mass signing at Page One, New Mexico's largest independent bookstore.

I'll be there, pen in hand, to sign copies of BUSTED FLUSH, the latest volume in our new Wild Cards triad from Tor. Contributors Carrie Vaughn, Ian Tregillis, Caroline Spector, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Walton (Bud) Simons, John Jos. Miller, and Victor Milan will also be on hand. INSIDE STRAIGHT contributor Daniel Abraham is also supposed to drop by, and you may catch glimpses of some of the other Wild Cards writers as well.

Page One should also have stacks of other works by most of the particpating writers on hand, so you will be able to get all kinds of other books autographed as well.

And if the Wild Cards crowd isn't enough, this will be joint event with mystery writer John Maddox Roberts, who will be signing the latest of his SPQR series of detective novels set in the late Roman Republic.

The event will run from 4pm to 6pm tomorrow (Saturday, March 7) at

11018 Montgomery Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico

See you there!



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Mar. 7th, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
While in a bookstore the other day, staring blankly at the shelves wondering what to buy, I realized I haven't gotten into the Wild Cards series because I didn't know where to start. Do these books need to be read chronologically or can I just pick any one of them up and go from there? Sorta a lame excuse, but there you go.
Mar. 7th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
The very first Wild Cards book is a good place to start if you want an introduction to the entire universe.

However, the recent relaunch begins with Inside Straight, and you won't do too badly by starting with that.

The super quick intro goes like this: On September 15, 1946, the Wild Card virus is released over Manhattan. Of those who contract it, most die, some develop bizarre deformities, and very, very few (1%) get (not necessarily useful) superpowers. The deformed ones are called Jokers, and those with superpowers are called Aces.
Mar. 7th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
I believe the new books are a 'next generation' kind of thing where reading the old ones is not necessary (and tricky as most of them are not in print at the moment). So with the new books you can just start with INSIDE STRAIGHT.

I believe the first, original-era WILD CARDS book is just called WILD CARDS, or WILD CARDS I if you can track it down.

I'm hoping the rumoured omnibuses of the old books happens, in which case I'll hang on for them before getting into the series.
Mar. 7th, 2009 04:34 am (UTC)
Mar. 7th, 2009 06:02 am (UTC)
Enjoy Albuquerque
I LOVE Albuquerque, used to go there for work in a previous job - as a Minnesota boy it's the only city in the southwest I'd ever move to.

If you have time check out the Candy Lady:

Mar. 7th, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
Old Reprints?
Glad you guys have gotten Wild Cards back. I'm most of the way through Busted Flush, and it's good fun.

Any chance there's going to be reprints of the old books anytime soon? #15 is one of the ones I'm missing, and it seems to go for obscene prices (~$100) on the internet nowadays ...
Mar. 16th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
Re: Old Reprints?
Yes, BLACK TRUMP is the hardest to find of the old books, and hence the most expensive.

We are working on getting the old books back in print... but even we started reprinting the series tomorrow, no publisher is likely to do more than one or two a year, which means it would be like seven years before we get to BLACK TRUMP.

(A pity, since it's a strong book).
Mar. 16th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Old Reprints?
Good luck on the reprints. By the by, thanks for the plug of SPQR. I read the first volume based on this post, and think it's excellent.

Mar. 7th, 2009 03:19 pm (UTC)
It might be uncalled for but....
Give Roberts a hug from me. You were right those SPQR books are excellent (his other alternate history books...not so much but don't tell him that.)
Mar. 7th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Wild Card fans should embrace JMR. Oracle of the Dead is a great continuation of the SPQR series!
Mar. 8th, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
Graphic novel format?....
I have no idea if you like comics, but has any of your work been turned into a graphic novel?

Ice and Fire would be awesome!
And Wild Cards fits the genre nicely.

Thanks :)

Colette...another Aussie eagerly waiting for Dance of Dragons to be released in Australia.
Mar. 8th, 2009 08:06 pm (UTC)
George, you are always all OVER the place! Do you have a mobile home or something? LOL!

Have fun in NM! :)
Mar. 8th, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC)
New Mexico
Uh... I live in New Mexico.
Mar. 8th, 2009 11:22 pm (UTC)
Re: New Mexico
Didn't know that! LOL

But really, you do move around a lot.
Mar. 8th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)
I didnt find this 'not blog' until after this signing, I have never read Busted Flush (I am A Song of Ice and Fire-er only so far) but I would have bought one for it to be signed any way. I was in Albuquerque on the 4th, two days off! I live in NM in a wee little artsy town just north of you, and am sad to read that Sansa is not in the upcoming book, she is one of my favorites (just like ever other character!) In any case, the series has only gotten better with each book, I eagerly await the next. Good Luck with everything.
Mar. 8th, 2009 10:38 pm (UTC)
I'm guessing John Maddox Roberts' book would be in the fiction section. Would that be correct?
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