January 18, 2007
Inside Straight, the latest installment in our long-running WILD CARDS series of mosaic novels, has been delivered to editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden at Tor.
Originally launched in 1987, WILD CARDS has outlasted all the other shared worlds of the 80s to become the longest-running series in the history of our genre. Inside Straight will be the eighteenth volume in the overall series… but it also represents a new beginnning, introducing a whole new storyline that features the next generation of aces and jokers. Contributors this time around include Wild Card veterans Melinda M. Snodgrass, John Jos. Miller (formerly John J. Miller), Michael Cassutt, and Daniel Abraham, newcomers Carrie Vaughn, Caroline Spector, Ian Tregillis, and the mysterious S.L. Farrell.
The lineup:
  • “Who the Fuck was Jetboy?” Daniel Abraham
  • “Dark of the Moon” Melinda M. Snodgrass
  • “Jonathan Hive Sells Out” Daniel Abraham
  • “Chosen Ones: Part One” Carrie Vaughn
  • “First Among Losers” Daniel Abraham
  • “Chosen Ones: Part Two” Carrie Vaughn
  • “Better Than Television” Daniel Abraham
  • “Looking for Jetboy” Michael Cassutt
  • “Metagames” Caroline Spector
  • “All the Best Stories Start, ‘This One Time, We Were Really Drunk… ” Daniel Abraham
  • “Star Power” Melinda M. Snodgrass
  • “Wakes the Lion” John Jos. Miller
  • “A Bad Day in Cairo” Daniel Abraham
  • “Crusader” George R.R. Martin
  • “Real People, Really Dying” Daniel Abraham
  • “The Tin Man’s Lament” Ian Tregillis
  • “Hey, Guys. My Dad’s Got a Warehouse! Let’s Put on a War!” Daniel Abraham
  • “Masquerade of Heroes” S.L. Farrell
  • “Blood on the Sun” Melinda M. Snodgrass
  • “Looking for Jetboy: Epilogue” Michael Cassutt
  • “Give the Wookie a Medal” Daniel Abraham
For a taste of the treats to come, be sure to check out the Wild Cards Sample on this website. Just click on the blue and white shield on the home page.
Watch this space for further details about Tor’s publication plans for Inside Straight. For the writers, meanwhile, it’s on to the second volume of the triad, Busted Flush.
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