Lowball : A Wild Cards Novel

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Decades after an alien virus changed the course of history, the surviving population of Manhattan still struggles to understand the new world left in its wake. Natural humans share the rough city with those given extraordinary and sometimes terrifying traits. While most manage to coexist in an uneasy peace, not everyone is willing to adapt. Down in the seedy underbelly of Jokertown, residents are going missing. The authorities are unwilling to investigate, except for a fresh lieutenant looking to prove himself and a collection of unlikely jokers forced to take matters into their own hands or tentacles. The deeper into the kidnapping case these misfits and miscreants get, the higher the stakes are raised. Edited by #1 "New York Times" bestselling author George R. R. Martin and acclaimed author Melinda M. Snodgrass, "Lowball" is the latest mosaic novel in the acclaimed Wild Cards universe, featuring original fiction by Carrie Vaughn, Ian Tregillis, David Anthony Durham, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Mary Anne Mohanraj, David D. Levine, Michael Cassutt, and Walter John Williams.Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, "Lowball "delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel of superheroics and mystery."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 35.56mm | 566.99g
  • English
  • 0765331950
  • 9780765331953
  • 1,175,496

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"Perhaps the most original and provocative of the shared worlds books."
--Peter S. Beagle, author of "The Last Unicorn
""Emotionally powerful. "Wild Cards" deals up the variety of short fiction without losing the continuity of a novel." --"Seattle Times
""A delightfully imaginative speculation." --"Toronto Star"Praise for the "Wild Cards" series:
"The shared-world series known as Wild Cards has had a long and illustrious history of contributors and achievements."--SciFi.com
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About Melinda M Snodgrass

GEORGE R. R. MARTIN is the author of the international bestselling Song of Ice and Fire, which has been adapted by HBO into the television phenomenon "Game of Thrones." Martin has won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy Awards for his numerous novels and short stories.MELINDA M. SNODGRASS has worked on staff on numerous shows in Hollywood, including "Star Trek: The Next Generation," and she has written pilots and feature films. In addition to being coeditor of Wild Cards, she also writes urban fantasy under the name Phillipa Bornikova.
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361 ratings
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