Thursday, December 09, 2010

Giveaway: Wild Cards I edited by George RR Martin

Just in time for the holidays I have some books to give away courtesy of the good folks over at Tor. George RR Martin started the shared-world of Wild Cards, featuring many of SFF’s best and brightest. After 20+ years, the series is getting re-published, including new, original stories. Fans of comics, SFF, GRRM and many other authors should re-joice with this new edition. So, I have 5 copies of the updated Wild Cards I edited by George RR Martin for giveaway (Book Depository, Powell’s Books, Indiebound).

There is a secret history of the world—a history in which an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers.  Some were called Aces--those with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others were termed Jokers--cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities.  Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story.

Originally published in 1987, Wild Cards I features contributions from Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, Howard Waldrop, Lewis Shiner, and George R. R. Martin himself.  And this new, expanded edition contains further original tales set at the beginning of the Wild Cards universe, by eminent new writers like Hugo–winner David Levine, noted screenwriter and novelist Michael Cassutt, and New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn.

Entry is easy – just send me an email at nethspace [at] gmail [dot] com. Remove the anti-spam measures as appropriate or use the handy link in the sidebar. Include WILD CARDS as the email subject and make sure to include your full mailing address. Only one entry per person and this contest is open to anyone (though winners not from the US can expect that it’ll take a while for your book to arrive). The contest is open for 2 weeks – so make sure you enter by December 23rd.

Good Luck!.


Ted Cross said...

Thanks for doing this! Martin is my favorite writer, but I haven't checked out the Wild Cards series yet.

Walter Rhein said...

Pretty cool! I'd never even heard of this, although I'm usually kind of skeptical about picking up short story collections. How well does it flow together?

Neth said...

Walter - I've not read them myself, but I intend to with the new edition. I have heard GRRM and many of the other contributing authors speak highly of it, so I'm hopeful.

Pip Hunn said...

@Walter - Wild Cards hangs together like trapeze artists in formation. Like a well coordinated execution. Like a gathering of male adult-video stars.



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