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Ed Bryant Talks Wild Cards

Last August the hardcover of HIGH STAKES, the most recent Wild Cards mosaic novel, was released by Tor. We launched the book at MidAmericon II in Kansas City with a huge mass signing sponsored by Rainy Day Books. Most (though not all) of the contributors to HIGH STAKES were on hand, but so were a dozen other Wild Cards writers, even those not in that particular volume. WC fans had a field day, collecting signatures from all the writers present.

Tor also had a video crew on hand, to tape the signing and to interview the writers about their involvement in Wild Cards, and any other projects they might be working on. They got hours of tape, and have been busily splicing and dicing and interweaving snippets of those interviews into a series of short promotional videos. Three of those videos have been released to date, and can be found on our Wild Cards website http://www.wildcardsworld.com/wild-cards-media/ Many more will be coming.

One of the writers interviewed was Edward Bryant.

After we heard about Ed's death, I contacted Tor to ask them if Ed had been one of the writers they had talked with in Kansas City. I am pleased to say he was, and we can now present his interview to you complete and uninterrupted.

All those who knew and loved him will, I hope, appreciate the opportunity to see and hear from Ed one last time... but I should warn you, there is a bittersweet quality to this tape, in light of what was coming. Sad to say, Ed never did finish that last Wild Cards story he was working on, nor any of the other tales that he hoped to write.

Sooner or later, all of us have to see The Jolson Story. Be that as it may, for one last time, I am honored to present my friend Edward Bryant:



((My thanks to Patty Garcia, Sheila, and all the good folks at Tor for making this possible)).

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( 7 comments )
milkforfree
Feb. 21st, 2017 11:25 pm (UTC)
Very affecting. This made me want to read Wild Cards, but it made me want that less than I want to read any transcript of any meeting of the Wild Cards authors. You must be real friends, and such sparkling people.
Vivian Perry
Feb. 22nd, 2017 04:24 am (UTC)
Ed Bryant
How delightful to hear his voice again. He is very much missed. Thank you!
Matt Barrett
Feb. 22nd, 2017 05:50 am (UTC)
Listening to the audio book of Dreamsongs. It's very good!


To stay on topic, what did Ed Bryant write outside of Wild Cards that you'd recommend?
grrm
Feb. 22nd, 2017 06:44 am (UTC)
He made his name with short stories, never wrote a novel. Try one of his collections.
gman109
Feb. 22nd, 2017 08:52 am (UTC)
Vagabond
Such a shame we'll never read about Vagabond and her two cats. What a great idea for a story, I can't get the possibilities out of my head tonight...
grrm
Feb. 22nd, 2017 04:26 pm (UTC)
RE: Vagabond
You can read about Bagabond in a number of early WC books - Wild Cards, Jokers Wild... and Sewer Jack is there as well.
gman109
Feb. 24th, 2017 06:57 am (UTC)
Re: Vagabond
Great Thanks George, I must have misunderstood him, I've put off getting into the entire WC series I've bought long enough.
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