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Wild Cards Xmas

Make it a Wild Cards Xmas this year.

Tor informs me that SUICIDE KINGS has been scheduled for release in December.

So this year, stuff Rustbelt, Gardener, Double Helix, the Amazing Bubbles, Jonathan Hive, and the Radical in your stocking.



Mar. 25th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
I got a question if anyone here can answer it.

I am a big fan of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, and a big fan of superheroes, so Hey! Why am I not reading Wild Cards? And that's the thing. Since the first few books seem to be out of print, and there seems to be a small mountain of them, is there a good recent jump in point? Are the books pretty much stand alone? I read the Wild Cards comic book that came out a short while ago and I managed to follow it without much trouble and got most of the idea. Are most of the books like that? What I mean is, are they easily accessible without knowing much of what came before, or it would be like getting hit in the head with a baseball bat, waking up in Timbuktu with amnesia and then trying to read A Feast For Crows starting on page 497?
Mar. 25th, 2009 01:59 am (UTC)
starting WILD CARDS
INSIDE STRAIGHT, the first volume of new triad from Tor, was deliberately designed as a good start point for readers unfamiliar with the previous books. It introduces a whole new cast of characters, the "next generation" of Wild Cards, and can be read and understood without any reference to the first seventeen volumes.

Of course, it's our hope that once you've read it, you'll want to go back and find those earlier volumes as well.

Mar. 25th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
Re: starting WILD CARDS
Thanks, I'll start with that!
Mar. 25th, 2009 08:09 am (UTC)
Re: starting WILD CARDS
yeah i'd have to say that in recent trips to the bookstore i havent been able to find earlier novels either (guess we gotta special order them)........

though (okay shoot me i know you want to) i'd love to stuff my stocking with dance (doh... i said it)

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Mar. 25th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
Re: starting WILD CARDS
I hope you're snapping them up. They're all worth a lot more than fifty cents, and some of them -- BLACK TRUMP and DEATH DRAWS FIVE -- have been going for anywhere from $50 to $150 on ebay.


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