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Wild Cards World Junket

Something old and something new... that's ACES ABROAD,  scheduled to be re-released by Tor in a new, expanded trade paperback edition on Tuesday (January 13).

The fourth volume in the original Wild Cards series of mosaic novels, ACES ABROAD is set in 1987, and tells the tale of a global fact-finding junket sponsored by the World Health Organization, to investigate the conditions of aces and jokers around the world.  The original book contained stories from Stephen Leigh (featuring Puppetman) , John J. Miller (Chrysalis), Leanne C. Harper (the Hero Twins), Gail Gerstner Miller (Peregrine), Edward Bryant (Wyungare), Walton Simon (Jayewardene and the Great Ape), Lewis Shiner (Fortunato), Victor Milan (Mackie Messer), Melinda M. Snodgrass (Dr. Tachyon), Michael Cassutt (Polyakov),  and my own linking interstitial "Journal of Xavier Desmond" (starring Xavier Desmond, of course).

All of those are here, for anyone who missed them first time around... but to sweeten the pot, we've added two brand new originals for this new edition.  Kevin Andrew Murphy takes center stage with the untold tale of Troll's adventures in Peru, and we visit Prague with Lady Black and Carrie Vaughn.

We also have a brand new cover, another spectacular piece of art from Michael Komarck.


Old stories, new stories, great new art...  you can preorder a copy from Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Cards-IV-Aces-Abroad/dp/0765335581/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1420919494&sr=1-1, or pick it up Tuesday from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer.


Jan. 10th, 2015 11:55 pm (UTC)
Shrek, is that you? :P
Jan. 11th, 2015 06:07 am (UTC)

He predates Shrek by quite a few years.
Jan. 11th, 2015 04:54 am (UTC)
Hello George, how are you, I was wondering do you have an online bookstore or any website that you yourself operate which enables people to buy from your site without redirecting to a third party seller. I want to buy books specifically from you that contains your autograph. I am currently not in New Mexico right now so I can't come to the Cocteau bookstore section or to you in person.

Do you plan on coming to Houston, Texas anytime soon?

Edited at 2015-01-11 04:56 am (UTC)
Jan. 11th, 2015 06:10 am (UTC)
You can buy signed books -- by me, and a host of other fine authors -- from the Jean Cocteau Cinema.

Many of the available titles are listed on the Cocteau website, but others have not been put up yet. But if you email them and inquire, you may be able to find what you want.

(The books are autographed, but not personalized or inscribed. I can no longer offer that service, sorry. I have no plans to reopen my own online book sale page).

Houston? No. But I will be in Nacogdoches in late February, that's close. Check my website for details.
Jan. 11th, 2015 07:12 am (UTC)
Ok thanks, goodnight.
Jan. 11th, 2015 07:13 am (UTC)
Pre ordered. Don't know how you do it George. Editing just kicks me square in the butt. Absolutely hate it. But I hate it more when an editor messes with my writing, who is not a professional (they are expensive for we indie folk). So not much choice.

Shrek are you kidding me? Nah that's Super Skrull with his head gear off. Be creative with your trolling.
Jan. 11th, 2015 11:25 am (UTC)
Hi George,

Never commented on anything you've posted before but i'd just like to say that A Song of Ice and Fire are one of my favourite book series ever! Thanks for the great work and looking forward to TWOW.

John - Ireland
Traci Bear Thiele
Jan. 15th, 2015 12:56 am (UTC)
Wild Card Number 4
Fabulous!!! I just finished wild card #3 Joker's Wild. So glad I saw your blog post. I may have purchased an old copy of #4 without the new additions! I check in here a few times a week to see what my FAV celeb author is up to! You ROCK! I would LOVE to see a tv series based on these books! WOWser they would be the BIGGEST HIT TV SERIES EVER!! I start to wonder... Who could be cast to play Dr Tachyon???

Edited at 2015-01-15 02:13 am (UTC)
Jan. 15th, 2015 05:48 am (UTC)
Re: Wild Card Number 4
Melinda wants the guy who plays Loki in the THOR movies.


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