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Dead Man's Hand

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Wild Cards now in development for TV! Dead Man's Hand combines the writing talents of George R. R. Martin & John Jos. Miller

Chrysalis, the glass-skinned queen of the Joker underworld, has been found brutally murdered in her popular restaurant, the Crystal Palace. New two men are out to find her killer: Jay Ackroyd, the Ace private investigator who discovered her ruined body, and the vigilante archer known as the Yeoman, who has been framed for the crime.

Their quest leads them on a nightmare odyssey of madness, violence, passion, and political intrigue that will forever alter the fates of Aces and Jokers everywhere.

Experience this gripping tale of mystery and suspense, brought to you from the incredible imaginations of George R. R. Martin and John Jos. Miller in their first collaborative novel.

Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.

EXPLORE THE WILD CARDS UNIVERSE

An alien virus has changed the course of history, and the surviving population of Manhattan 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.
Wild Cards I
Wild Cards II: Aces High
Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad
Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty
Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole
Inside Straight
Busted Flush
Suicide Kings
Fort Freak
Lowball
High Stakes
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Product details

  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 155 x 231 x 23mm | 363g
  • Tor Books
  • New York
  • English
  • 0765335611
  • 9780765335616
  • 1,563,487

About George R R Martin

GEORGE R. R. MARTIN is the author of the international bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series. Martin has won the Hugo, Nebula, Bram Stoker, and World Fantasy Awards for his numerous novels and short stories.

JOHN JOS. MILLER is best known for his involvement as a contributor to the Wild Cards universe. He also wrote GURPS Wild Cards, a supplement for the GURPS role-playing system.
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Praise for Wild Cards

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. The Seattle Times

A delightfully imaginative speculation. The Toronto Star

"Martin has assembled an impressive array of writers. . . . Progressing through the decades, Wild Cards keeps its momentum to the end." Locus

"The shared-world series known as Wild Cards has had a long and illustrious history of contributors and achievements." SciFi.com

"New readers and fans of the long-running series will both love the fast-paced plotting and the ever-expanding history of the Wild Card virus on this alternate Earth, where even the superheroes are human." Shelf Awareness on Lowball

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1,069 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 29% (313)
4 40% (426)
3 26% (283)
2 4% (39)
1 1% (8)
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