December 11th, 2006

Spain

Wild Cards Returns!

The new Wild Cards book is rapidly nearing completion, and I hope to be able to deliver it to Tor by the end of the year. I'm just waiting on a few rewrites at present.

This will be the eighteenth volume in the overall series, and the first of our "new generation" triad. The title will be INSIDE STRAIGHT. Look for it in hardcover some time next year.

For those who can't wait, I have just uploaded a short sample to my website. Just click on the blue and white shield at the top of the main page. The excerpt is by Daniel Abraham, and introduces his new ace, Jonathan Hive. Have fun reading it. I know I did.

And for those of you who know me only for A SONG OF ICE & FIRE and have never read a WILD CARDS book... well, maybe it's time you did. The two series are very different, of course, but then, I like to write (and edit) different sorts of things. Variety's a great spice, in life, and love, and reading.

(And yes, I may change the ICE & FIRE sample soon as well, but it will probably be one you've seen before, not something brand new. When A FEAST FOR CROWS came out, I realized that something close to half the book had already been out there in one form or another -- website samples, readings, promotional giveaways, excerpts in magazines, and so on. That was too much. I am not going to do that with DANCE).