- Series: Wild Cards (Book 16)
- Hardcover: 336 pages
- Publisher: Tor Books (December 5, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0765390523
- ISBN-13: 978-0765390523
- Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.2 x 9.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,983 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for the Wild Cards series
“Perhaps the most original and provocative of the shared worlds books.” ―Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn
"Delicious...Everything I hoped for in a new Wild Cards book. The character interactions and plot twists have exactly the complexity, surprise, and unsentimental realism I'd expect out of a George R. R. Martin project." ―Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will be Invincible on Inside Straight
“This is a wild ride of good, blood-pumping fun that packs a surprisingly emotional punch for a book that looks on the surface like just another superhero adventure.” ― Publishers Weekly on High Stakes
“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
"Highly recommended." ―SFRevu on Lowball
About the Author
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN is the author of the acclaimed, internationally bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which is the basis of HBO's popular Game of Thrones television series. Martin has won multiple science fiction awards, including 4 Hugos, 2 Nebulas, the Bram Stoker, the Locus Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Daedelus, the Balrog, and the Daikon (Japanese Hugo).
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by George R.R. Martin , Stephen Leigh, David D. Levine, John Jos. Miller, Kevin Andrew Murphy , Cherie Priest , Carrie Vaughn
Mississippi Roll is the beginning of a new trilogy in the Wild Card Consortium. The dynamic story of the individual struggles of men and women whom are affected by the devastating Wild Card Virus. The book links back to the original and the previous trilogy. New characters allow the new readers and current public to find links to the original events of September 15th, 1946 when the Wild Card virus was released and afflicts those less fortunate souls. The book takes on the story from High Stakes about the refugee status of the joker population that escaped the violence and destruction of their homes and lives.
Wild Cards as a series uses the tapestry of the stories to address political and social problems from a separate manner from the real world. The terrors of the people afflicted with the virus brings into question the problems and conundrums in the American society. It brings to question how we look and accept others who are different, and find that we are all human, looking for the same things, and wanting peace and safety. It has been a phenomenal ride, and the authors have brought to light so many political ideas.
A solid read.
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