George R. R. Martin Book Series
Texas Hold'em: A Wild Cards NovelTexas Hold'em: A Wild Cards Novel is an adventure in the bestselling shared-universe science fiction superhero series, edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin.San Antonio, home of the Alamo, is also host to the nation's top high school jazz competition, and the musicians at Xavier Desmond High are excited to outplay their rivals. They are also jokers, kids with strange abilities and even stranger looks. On top of that, well, they are teenagers, apt for mischief, mishaps, and romantic misunderstandings.Michelle Pond, aka The Amazing Bubbles, thinks that her superhero (and supermom) know-how has prepared her to chaperone the event. But when her students start going wayward, she’ll soon discover the true meaning of “Don't mess with Texas.”Texas Hold'em features the writing talents of David Anthony Durham (Acacia Trilogy), Max Gladstone (the Craft Sequence), Victor Milan (Dinosaur Lords series), Diana Rowland (Kara Gillian and White Trash Zombie series), Walton Simons, Caroline Spector and William F. Wu.The Wild Cards Universe*The Original Triad*#1 Wild Cards2 Aces High3 Jokers WildThe Puppetman Quartet**#4: Aces Abroad5: Down and Dirty6: Ace in the Hole7: Dead Man’s HandThe Rox Triad**#8: One-Eyed Jacks9: Jokertown Shuffle10: Dealer’s Choice11: Double Solitaire12: Turn of the CardsThe Card Sharks Triad**#13: Card Sharks14: Marked Cards15: Black Trump16: Deuces Down17: Death Draws FiveThe Committee Triad**#18: Inside Straight19: Busted Flush20: Suicide KingsThe Fort Freak Triad**#21: Fort Freak22: Lowball23: High StakesThe American Triad**#24: Mississippi Roll25: Low Chicago26: Texas Hold 'EmAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.**ReviewPraise 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 LowballAbout the AuthorGEORGE R. R. MARTIN is the author of the acclaimed, internationally bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which is the basis for HBO's popular Game of Thronestelevision series. Martin has won multiple science fiction awards, including four Hugos, two Nebulas, the Bram Stoker, the Locus Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Daedelus, the Balrog, and the Daikon (Japanese Hugo).
Aces HighIt all began in 1946, when the bizarre, gene-altering Wild Cards virus was unleashed in the skies over New York City. A virus that created super-powered Aces and bizarre, disfigured Jokers. Now, thirty years later, the victims face a new nightmare.
Suicide KingsFrom the #1 "New York Times "bestseller, the third of a new generation of Wild Cards tales
In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent survived to mutate into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by "New York Times "#1 bestseller George R. R. Martin ("The American Tolkien"--"Time "magazine) along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then--and of the heroes among the one percent.
Ranging from New York and New England to ravaged Africa and New Orleans, encompassing war, devastation, and stubborn hope, "Suicide Kings" advances the story of the Wild Cards, and their struggle to be fully human in a world that fears and mistrusts them.
Dealer's ChoiceThis exciting volume in the bestselling series brings to a conclusion the gripping three-book adventure in which Jokers and Aces deal their last cards in a deadly game against the threat of the violent and vicious Jumpers, who jump their minds into other bodies. More than 750,000 copies of the series in Bantam print. Optioned by Disney Studios.
A Song for Lya: And Other StoriesTwo telepaths investigate the newly discovered world of Shkea, where every native inhabitant, and an increasing number of human colonists, worships a mysterious and deadly parasite. Winner of the 1975 Hugo Award for Best Novella.
Other short stories in this collection:
With morning comes mistfall
The second kind of loneliness
Dark, dark were the tunnels
Run to starlight
The exit to San Breta
Knaves Over QueensThe entire history of the Wild Cards universe in the UK and Ireland, starting back in 1946 and going right up to the present day.
Double Solitaire (2019 Edition)Edited by George R. R. Martin, the New York Times bestselling author of A Game of Thrones, Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire from Melinda Snodgrass, creator of Dr. Tachyon, is the first solo Wild Cards novel! Soon to be a show on Hulu! 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.Aboard his grandfather's spaceship and fleeing the violent turmoil between jokers, aces, and nats that his vicious ambition spawned, Blaise is headed for a new conquest: the planet Takis. Dr. Tachyon is left behind... but he's lost more than his only way of returning to his homeworld. Blaise has stolen his body, as well—leaving Tach trapped in the pregnant body of a teenage runaway.Tachyon must sell...
Ace in the HoleSince a strange alien virus created the superhuman beings known as Aces and Jokers 40 years ago, they have struggled for respect and recognition. Now, they are key players in a presidential convention torn by hatred and dissent as assassins stalk the halls of the convention and one of the candidates plans to use his secret Wild Card power for evil. A journey of intrigue and adventure written by five of science fiction's most imaginative talents.
The Sworn Sword ttodae-2Fantasy fans, rejoice! Seven years after writer and editor Robert Silverberg made publishing history with Legends, his acclaimed anthology of original short novels by some of the greatest writers in fantasy fiction, the long-awaited second volume is here. Legends II picks up where its illustrious predecessor left off. All of the bestselling writers represented in Legends II return to the special universe of the imagination that its author has made famous throughout the world. Whether set before or after events already recounted elsewhere, whether featuring beloved characters or compelling new creations, these masterful short novels are both mesmerizing stand-alones — perfect introductions to the work of their authors — and indispensable additions to the epics on which they are based. Beyond any doubt, Legends II is the fantasy event of the season.
Mississippi Roll_A Wild Cards NovelPerfect for current fans and new readers alike, Mississippi Roll is an adventurous journey along Ol’ Man River, featuring beloved characters from the Wild Cards universe.
Now on its final voyage, the historical steamboat Natchez is known for her super-powered guest entertainers. But after the suspicious death of a crewmember, retired NY police detective Leo Storgman decides to make this incident his personal case. His findings only lead to a growing number of questions. Is there some truth behind the ghostly sightings of the steamboat’s first captain Wilbur Leathers? What secret does the current captain seem to be hiding? And could the Natchez be ferrying mysterious – and possibly dangerous – cargo onboard?
Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, Mississippi Roll features the writing talents of Stephen Leigh, John Jos. Miller, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Carrie Vaughn (Martians Abroad), Hugo-Award winning author David D. Levine (Arabella of Mars), and Hugo and Nebula Award finalist Cherie Priest (Boneshaker).
Now in development for TV: Rights to develop Wild Cards have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team behind The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass, as executive producer.
**The Wild Cards Universe*The Original Triad*#1 Wild Cards
2 Aces High
3 Jokers Wild
The Puppetman Quartet
**#4: Aces Abroad
5: Down and Dirty
6: Ace in the Hole
7: Dead Man’s Hand
The Rox Triad
**#8: One-Eyed Jacks
9: Jokertown Shuffle
10: Dealer’s Choice
11: Double Solitaire
12: Turn of the Cards
The Card Sharks Triad
**#13: Card Sharks
14: Marked Cards
15: Black Trump
16: Deuces Down
17: Death Draws Five
The Committee Triad
**#18: Inside Straight
19: Busted Flush
20: Suicide Kings
The Fort Freak Triad
**#21: Fort Freak
23: High Stakes
The American Triad
**#24: Mississippi Roll
25: Low Chicago
26: Texas Hold 'Em
A Feast for DragonsA Song of Ice and Fire Book [4 + 5]A Feast for Dragons: A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons MegabookA Song of Ice and Fire Book 4 (A Feast for Crows) and A Song of Ice and Fire Book 5 (A Dance with Dragons) combined into one book. ***********************************So, the action of A Feast for Crows mostly concentrates on King’s Landing and Cersei and Jaime and their ilk, dispatching Tyrion and Jon and Daenarys to what became A Dance with Dragons. This (imho) was a mistake that made the reading of A Feast for Crows something of a grind. Martin has said it was a bitch to write. George? It was also a bitch to read, my friend. He has said the other option available to him was to take all of the characters half way – to which, of course, the obvious response is: isn’t that what you’d been doing in all of the books previous? And what did he mean by ‘half way’ really? There are apparently to be seven books in the Song of Ice & Fire series, so each book moves the action along somewhat without any real sense of the finishing line. A reordering of both A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons (as will inevitably happen with the TV show) makes for a better read – and so I did it. If you’re ploughing through A Feast for Crows now, I’d treat yourself to a chapter from A Dance with Dragons every two or three chapters – provided you don’t exceed the 500 page mark, or so, on A Dance with Dragons, you’ll enjoy A Feast for Crows more, believe me). -from hereAFFC & ADWD Combined Chapters OrderAFFC 02: The Prophet ADWD 01: Prologue AFFC 01: Prologue AFFC 12: The Kraken's Daughter ADWD 03: Daenerys 1 AFFC 19: The Iron Captain AFFC 20: The Drowned Man ADWD 04: Jon 1 AFFC 04: Cersei 1 AFFC 08: Cersei 2 AFFC 09: Jaime 1 ADWD 05: Bran 1 AFFC 03: The Captain Of Guards AFFC 05: Brienne 1 ADWD 13: Reek 1 AFFC 10: Brienne 2 AFFC 14: The Soiled Knight ADWD 10: Davos 1 AFFC 22: The Queenmaker AFFC 15: Brienne 3 ADWD 16: Davos 2 AFFC 13: Cersei 3 ADWD 20: Davos 3 AFFC 17: Jaime 2 AFFC 18: Cersei 4 ADWD 02: Tyrion 1 AFFC 07: Arya 1 ADWD 21: Reek 2 AFFC 21: Brienne 4 ADWD 06: Tyrion 2 AFFC 25: Cersei 5 ADWD 09: Tyrion 3 AFFC 41: The Princess In The Tower ADWD 07: The Merchant's Man AFFC 29: Cersei 6 ADWD 12: Daenerys 2 AFFC 30: The Reaver ADWD 14: Bran 2 AFFC 28: Jaime 3 AFFC 33: Cersei 7 ADWD 15: Tyrion 4 AFFC 26: Brienne 5 AFFC 11: Sansa 1 ADWD 17: Daenerys 3 AFFC 31: Jaime 4 ADWD 19: Tyrion 5 AFFC 32: Brienne 6 AFFC 06: Samwell 1 ADWD 08: Jon 2 AFFC 38: Brienne 7 ADWD 11: Jon 3 ADWD 18: Jon 4 AFFC 34: Jaime 5 ADWD 22: Jon 5 AFFC 39: Jaime 6 ADWD 23: Tyrion 6 AFFC 16: Samwell 2 ADWD 24: Daenerys 4 AFFC 43: Brienne 8 ADWD 25: The Lost Lord AFFC 24: Alayne 1 ADWD 26: The Windblown AFFC 37: Cersei 8 ADWD 27: The Wayward Bride ADWD 28: Tyrion 7 AFFC 40: Cersei 9 ADWD 29: Jon 6 AFFC 44: Cersei 10 ADWD 30: Davos 4 AFFC 42: Alayne 2 ADWD 31: Daenerys 5 AFFC 45: Jaime 7 ADWD 32: Melisandre ADWD 33: Reek 3 AFFC 23: Arya 2 ADWD 34: Tyrion 8 AFFC 27: Samwell 3 ADWD 35: Bran 3 AFFC 36: Samwell 4 ADWD 36: Jon 7 AFFC 46: Samwell 5 ADWD 37: Daenerys 6 AFFC 35: Cat Of The Canals ADWD 39: The Watcher ADWD 40: Jon 8 ADWD 41: Tyrion 9 ADWD 42: The Turncloak ADWD 43: The King's Prize ADWD 44: Daenerys 7 ADWD 45: Jon 9 ADWD 46: The Blind Girl ADWD 47: A Ghost In Winterfell ADWD 48: Tyrion 10 ADWD 62: The Griffin Reborn ADWD 49: Jaime ADWD 50: Jon 10 ADWD 51: Daenerys 8 ADWD 52: Theon ADWD 53: Daenerys 9 ADWD 54: Jon 11 ADWD 55: Cersei 1 ADWD 56: The Queensguard ADWD 57: The Iron Suitor ADWD 58: Tyrion 11 ADWD 59: Jon 12 ADWD 60: The Discarded Knight ADWD 61: The Spurned Suitor ADWD 63: The Sacrifice ADWD 64: Victarion ADWD 65: The Ugly Little Girl ADWD 66: Cersei 2 ADWD 67: Tyrion 12 ADWD 69: The Dragontamer ADWD 68: The Kingbreaker ADWD 70: Jon 13 ADWD 71: The Queen's Hand ADWD 72: Daenerys 10 ADWD 73: EpilogueThe Winds of Winter (due – oh, 2016?) and all subsequent books will unravel with all characters therein. This is a very good thing. All the extra book stuff like ,"Title page", "Contents", "Appendix". "About the Author" etc I placed at the end of the EPUB mostly because I got bored and didn't want to spend any more time organizing.