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More Cool Wild Cards Stuff

A couple of cool new pieces about Wild Cards this morning.

The second installment of Katy Rask's Wild Cards reread is up today on Tor.com.

http://www.tor.com/2017/04/05/killer-space-yeast-attacks-wild-cards-ii-is-a-superpowered-love-letter-to-science-fiction/

This one is about volume two, ACES HIGH.



Go and join the fun and let your voice be heard. Authors have been known to drop by from time to time.

Meanwhile, over on the official Wild Cards website, we've added a new blog post by Mary Anne Mohanraj about the creation of her popular character, Natya the dancer.

http://www.wildcardsworld.com/the-origins-of-natya/

Oh, and I should also mention that Walter Jon's tribute to Roger Zelazny and Croyd Crenson, originally published on the WC website, is now available on Tor.com as well:

http://www.tor.com/2017/03/31/the-best-wild-cards-character-that-i-didnt-create-roger-zelaznys-the-sleeper/#comment-658746

Happy reading, aces.

Comments

( 22 comments )
josephfowler
Apr. 5th, 2017 10:52 pm (UTC)
Philosophy(ASOIAF)
Hey, George.

The series of A Song of Ice and Fire is packed with a boatload of philosophy. I am wondering whether or not there has existed any great philosophers similar to the Greek philosophers, Socrates and Aristotle, or religious philosopher such as Aquinas. Though, it is highly likely that magical forces may have hampered philosophy. At least how we know it within our world. You probably will not say one way or the other in regards to that.

I do have one question, however. Which character do you think is the best philosopher?

Edited at 2017-04-05 10:54 pm (UTC)
grrm
Apr. 6th, 2017 01:35 am (UTC)
Re: Philosophy(ASOIAF)
This being a Wild Cards topic, I would have to say the greatest philosopher was Jay Ackroyd.

Or maybe that was just the greatest smartass.
harryberger89
Apr. 5th, 2017 10:56 pm (UTC)
Wild cards
wow!
jvlc
Apr. 5th, 2017 11:25 pm (UTC)
Wild Cards rocks
After all these tempting entries, I started Wild Cards a few weeks ago and I am totally hooked. I hope to see your readers in the near future clamouring for the next Wild Cards book as now we are doing with The Winds of Winter.
mr_tomski
Apr. 6th, 2017 03:17 am (UTC)
Editor
I can't help but notice that the name of the editor keeps getting bigger on the covers... I wonder why that is? ;-)

Wishing you all the best George!
Tanmay Kulkarni
Apr. 6th, 2017 08:20 am (UTC)
A peasant's humble request
My lord George of House Martin,

I understand writing, especially the way you write is exceptionally hard. I'm a small time writer myself and know how bloody difficult quality writing is.

I do not for an instant doubt your commitment towards finishing this God's work called ASOIAF. I trust you whole heartedly and thank the Gods, old and new, for sending GRRM to this earth.

However, at the same time I'm really starving for some news related to that book. With season 7 just about 100 days away, could you please tell us something, lest rumors start flooding the internet once more?

Thanks
Your faithful Reader
grrm
Apr. 7th, 2017 07:15 pm (UTC)
Re: A peasant's humble request
Rumors will flood the internet no matter what I say... even if I say nothing at all. The nature of the beast, I fear.
Diego Hurtado Ruiz
Apr. 6th, 2017 01:38 pm (UTC)
Starting Wild Cards
Hello George.

I have never read any Wild Cards books. Which one do you recommend to start with?

Thank you.
grrm
Apr. 7th, 2017 07:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Starting Wild Cards
WILD CARDS or INSIDE STRAIGHT.

(I seem to answer the same question every time we have a Wild Cards topic of any sort).

Signed copies of both books are available from the Jean Cocteau Cinema website.
gravemaster
Apr. 6th, 2017 04:01 pm (UTC)
Russia?
Goerge, is it true that you will be attending a convention in Russia in august? This is something websites have been reporting, but no word of it here or in your official website schedule.
grrm
Apr. 7th, 2017 07:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Russia?
I hope so, yes. Still trying to nail down details. This business of visas is tricky.
Sean T. King
Apr. 8th, 2017 05:16 am (UTC)
Re: Russia?
I don't know if now is the best time to go to Russia.
GypsyDRB
Apr. 6th, 2017 06:13 pm (UTC)
I would be really interested to know which book you are most proud of that you've written and edited?

While Wild Cards has been successful, and ASOIAF has been wildly successful, that doesn't mean its the work you are most proud of.

Regards!
oystershucks
Apr. 7th, 2017 01:51 pm (UTC)
GRRM quote on cheese
Hello Mr. Martin,
I would like to use your quote on cheese, "Give me a good sharp knife and a good sharp cheese and I am a happy man."

My name is Mimi Younkins and I am co-owner of R. Murphy Knife Co, the 3rd oldest knife manufacturer in the country - founded in Boston in 1850 by brothers, Robert and John Murphy. My husband and I bought the company in 2009 becoming just the 4th owners in all that time. We are busy rejuvenating a fine old American manufacturing business.

We recently developed a line of cheese knives and I would like to use your wonderful quote on the box for a set of knives. If you are amenable, how would I go about obtaining your permission to do so?

I can be reached at myounkins@rmurphyknives.com
Our website is www.rmurphyknives.com

Thanks - sorry to be in touch here, didn't know how to reach you otherwise.
Mimi
grrm
Apr. 7th, 2017 07:14 pm (UTC)
Re: GRRM quote on cheese
Quote away. I am all in favor of sharp cheese.
oystershucks
Apr. 7th, 2017 08:58 pm (UTC)
Re: GRRM quote on cheese
Thanks so much! Love to send you a set of our awesome American made cheese knives if you like! --Mimi
grrm
Apr. 9th, 2017 06:40 pm (UTC)
Re: GRRM quote on cheese
Very kind of you. Sure.
snuffleupagoth
Apr. 7th, 2017 06:57 pm (UTC)
Dreamwidth
By chance do you have a dreamwidth account? Leaving LJ because of the TOS changes but still want to follow you.
Thanks!
grrm
Apr. 7th, 2017 07:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Dreamwidth
No, don't know anything about Dreamwidth.

I have Twitter and Facebook accounts, but those are maintained for me by my staff. I never go there myself.

The only place I post is here on Live Journal.
William Gicking
Apr. 7th, 2017 11:56 pm (UTC)
Never got why
They put GRRMs name, or any famous author's name, so BIG on other peoples books. Just because one of my favorite authors edited someone else's book that wouldn't make me more inclined to read it. I guess it's supposed to be a stamp of approval of sorts. Idk. That said, the wild card books are dope. I highly recommend.
grrm
Apr. 8th, 2017 10:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Never got why
They put well known bylines on books to sell them.

You may not buy books because of the editor, but some people do. If I see that a new anthology has been edited by Gardner Dozois, Ellen Datlow, John Joseph Adams, or any of the many other editors who have delivered for me in the past, I am more likely to buy it.

I hope/ trust there are people who feel the same way about me. I've been editing books for as long as I've been writing them, after all, starting with the NEW VOICES series back in the 70s.
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