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Down Again, Still Dirty

The Wild Cards reread has resumed over at Tor.com, as Katy looks at DOWN & DIRTY, volume five in the series... originally published in 1988.

Check it out at https://www.tor.com/2017/12/07/death-disguises-centaurs-and-cat-ladies-wild-cards-v-down-and-dirty/ and share your thoughts... the comments section is open for discussion.



You can also read my own reflections on editing this particular volume over at the Wild Cards website.

And signed copies of DOWN & DIRTY and many of the other Wild Cards books are available through the Jean Cocteau.

((Comments open: on Wild Cards only, please. Stay on topic)).

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( 7 comments )
bpdjr
Dec. 8th, 2017 02:26 am (UTC)
I've never been so confused and intrigued about a series. Is each book stand alone or do you have to read through from the first to the last?
grrm
Dec. 8th, 2017 07:45 pm (UTC)
Some books are stand-alone, some are organized into triads or quartets. There are a number of good entry points, notably the first volume WILD CARDS and volume 18 INSIDE STRAIGHT. But the new one stands alone pretty well.
bpdjr
Dec. 8th, 2017 10:36 pm (UTC)
Considering there are so many great contributors right from the beginning, WILD CARDS seems like the best place to start...

Thanks.

Edited at 2017-12-09 12:29 am (UTC)
pulvatory
Dec. 11th, 2017 12:25 pm (UTC)
The new covers are so consistently good
Michael Komarck keeps outdoing himself. "Down and Dirty"'s new cover is stellar.

But I think the cover for "Mississippi Roll" is the best thing he's ever done.

You and the other Wild Card players are all very fortunate, Mr. Martin!
grrm
Dec. 11th, 2017 07:53 pm (UTC)
Re: The new covers are so consistently good
Komarck is indeed a spectacular artist -- long overdue for another Hugo nomination -- but he did not do the cover for MISSISSIPPI ROLL.

That one was the work of Bastien Lecouffe Deharme.
Shayda Sophia
Jan. 10th, 2018 07:07 pm (UTC)
When you say edited...?
Sorry if you have answered this before, only found out about Wild Cards recently. So it's collaborated on by multiple authors and then you edit it? Is it like, they each write a different chapter of one continuous story, and you edit for clarity, or is it something else?
grrm
Jan. 12th, 2018 08:47 pm (UTC)
Re: When you say edited...?
Yes, more or less.

I do write for the series as well, though more in the beginning than recently.
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