Lowball

George R. R. Martin, Melinda Snodgrass
science fiction, anthology
Lowball (Wild Cards #22) - George R. R. Martin, Melinda Snodgrass

Edited by George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass.

A brand-new Wild Cards novel, edited by New York Times #1 bestselling author George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass.

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.

Contents:

  • “The Big Bleed,” by Michael Cassutt, starring STUNTMAN
  • “Those About to Die,” by David Anthony Durham, starring INFAMOUS BLACK TONGUE
  • “Galahad in Blue” by Melinda Snodgrass, starring FRANCIS XAVIER BLACK of the NYPD
  • “Ties That Bind” by Mary Anne Mohanraj, starring MICHAEL STEVENS of the NYPD
  • “Cry Wolf” by David D. Levine, introducing THE CARTOONIST
  • “Road Kill” by Walter Jon Williams, starring GORDON THE GHOUL
  • “Once More, for Old Time’s Sake” by Carrie Vaughn, starring EARTH WITCH, CURVBALL, DRUMMER BOY, and JOHN FORTUNE
  • “No Parking...“ by Ian Tregillis, starring RUSTBELT
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Release date: October 28, 2014
Genres: science fiction, anthology
Updated: April 28, 2022

Wild Cards :: Series

Into a world hungry for peace, comes a spaceship ferrying chaos...

An alien bomb is detonated above the planet, shedding an indiscriminate gene virus on an Earth barely recovered from the horrors of World War ll. The result: Wild Cards. ACES blessed with superhuman powers and JOKERS cursed with bizarre physical and mental disfigurements.

This is their story.

Wild Cards
Aces High (Wild Cards #2)
Jokers Wild (Wild Cards #3)
Aces Abroad (Wild Cards #4)
Down and Dirty (Wild Cards #5)
Ace in the Hole (Wild Cards #6)
Dead Man's Hand (Wild Cards #7)
One-Eyed Jacks (Wild Cards #8)
Jokertown Shuffle (Wild Cards #9)
Double Solitaire (Wild Cards #10)
Dealer's Choice (Wild Cards #11)
Turn of the Cards (Wild Cards #12)
Card Sharks (Wild Cards #13)
Marked Cards (Wild Cards #14)
Black Trump (Wild Cards #15)
Deuces Down (Wild Cards #16)
Death Draws Five (Wild Cards #17)
Inside Straight (Wild Cards #18)
Busted Flush (Wild Cards #19)
Suicide Kings (Wild Cards #20)
Fort Freak (Wild Cards #21)
Lowball (Wild Cards #22)
High Stakes (Wild Cards #23)
Mississippi Roll (Wild Cards #24)
Low Chicago (Wild Cards #25)
Knaves Over Queens (Wild Cards #26)
Texas Hold'em (Wild Cards #27)
Three Kings (Wild Cards #28)7.34
Joker Moon (Wild Cards #29)7.76
House Rules (Wild Cards #30)