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It's Publication Day...

... for the long-awaited Tor reissue of ACE IN THE HOLE, volume six in the Wild Cards series. Look for it on the shelves of your friendly neighborhood bookstore, among the trade paperbacks, or from whichever online bookseller you prefer.

Set during a dramatic week in Atlanta during the 1988 Democratic National Convention, as a religious fanatic and a secret psychopath struggle for the nomination, ACE IN THE HOLE is one of our full mosaics, featuring the work of Melinda M. Snodgrass, Victor Milan, Walton (Bud) Simons, Stephen Leigh, and Walter Jon Williams, deftly edited and interwoven by yours truly.

The stars this time around are Dr. Tachyon, Mackie Messer, Demise, Puppetman, and Golden Boy. That's Mackie coming through a Hartmann poster on the stunning new cover by Michael Komarck.

This is one of our best, if I do say so myself. The full mosaic form is incredibly demanding, for the writers and editor both, but I think the results are worth it.

Don't be frightened, though, ACE IN THE HOLE is purely fiction. No way any presidential candidate so malicious and deceptive could ever be nominated by a major party in real life. Right?


Carine E.
Feb. 28th, 2017 10:09 pm (UTC)
Rarely has bitter disappointment hit me so harshly...
...because when I spotted the Facebook post's title, without seeing the full picture, for a glorious 5 seconds I firmly believed that -this- will finally be -it-, the long, long, very long awaited WoW book publishing date. Dear Mr. Martin. Do you thrive on our tears?
Feb. 28th, 2017 10:36 pm (UTC)
Re: Rarely has bitter disappointment hit me so harshly...
Do you really think I would not have announced completion and delivery months before I could possibly announce publication? C'mon.
Feb. 28th, 2017 10:39 pm (UTC)
Re: Rarely has bitter disappointment hit me so harshly...
True, but a lot of fans probably only visit the blog once every few months and were wondering if they had missed the completion/delivery announcement for a moment there.
Carine E.
Mar. 4th, 2017 09:44 am (UTC)
Re: Rarely has bitter disappointment hit me so harshly...
Exactly...Sorry for the post. I'll read the entire thing next time.
Jason Gray
Feb. 28th, 2017 10:50 pm (UTC)
RE: Re: Rarely has bitter disappointment hit me so harshly...
How do you make the call that a work is complete? Does it differ when you're in an editorial role versus being an author?

Edited at 2017-02-28 10:50 pm (UTC)
Albano Calefato
Feb. 28th, 2017 10:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Rarely has bitter disappointment hit me so harshly...
Well sir, you are known to us to be full of surprises and plot twists...so, I guess a surprise publication of WoW announcement without previous info wound't be so unexpected, at least in our minds full of craving desires of that day finally coming.

Edited at 2017-02-28 10:51 pm (UTC)


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