Today we are excited to host a giveaway for High Stakes, edited by George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass. The book just released this week and while it may be the 23rd Wild Cards book, it is actually a great starting pointing for new readers. Thanks to the good people at Tor who have given us 2 copies of High Stakes to giveaway to our readers!
After the concluding events of Lowball, Officer Francis Black of Fort Freak, vigilante joker Marcus “The Infamous Black Tongue” Morgan, and ace thief Mollie “Tesseract” Steunenberg get stuck in Talas, Kazakhstan. There, the coldblooded Baba Yaga forces jokers into an illegal fighting ring, but her hidden agenda is much darker: her fighters’ deaths serve to placate a vicious monster from another dimension. When the last line of defense against this world weakens, all hell breaks loose, literally….
The Committee in New York sends a team of aces to investigate. One by one, each falls victim to evil forces–including the dark impulses within themselves. Only the perseverance of the most unlikely of heroes has a chance of saving the world before utter chaos erupts on Earth.
Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, High Stakes features the writing talents of Melinda M. Snodgrass, John Jos. Miller, David Anthony Durham, Caroline Spector, Stephen Leigh, and Ian Tregillis.
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
“Delicious…Everything I’d 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
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.
MELINDA M. SNODGRASS has worked on staff on numerous shows in Hollywood, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, and has written pilots and feature films. In addition to being coeditor of the Wild Cards series, she also writes urban fantasy under the name Phillipa Bornikova.