Back in the 80s, when Wild Cards was born, shared worlds ruled the racks. THIEVES WORLD, ITHKAR, WAR WORLD, LIAVEK, HEROES IN HELL, GREYSTONE BAY, and on and on. New series were popping up every month. Today, only Wild Cards remains, still going strong after thirty-one years and twenty-seven volumes.
Writing for a shared world has some unique challenges, however. In August 2017, a large group of Wild Carders assembled at my Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe for a mass signing, and we interviewed them about the up and downs of writing other people’s characters, and having other people write yours.
Current Mood: bouncy