Hey, Wild Cards fans… the moon is rising in July.
The JOKER MOON, that is. The latest Wild Cards mosaic novel, volume thirty in the overall series (but you don’t need to read the first twenty-nine to enjoy it, I promise).
Theodorus was a dreamer. As a child, he dreamt of airplanes, rockets, and outer space. When the wild card virus transformed him into a monstrous snail centaur weighing several tons, his boyhood dreams seemed out of reach, but a Witherspoon is not so easily defeated.
Years and decades passed, and Theodorus grew to maturity and came into his fortune. . . but still his dream endured. But now when he looked upward into the night sky, he saw more than just the Moon . . . he saw a joker homeland, a refuge where the outcast children of the wild card could make a place of their own, safe from hate and harm.
An impossible dream, some said. Others, alarmed by the prospect, brought all their power to bear to oppose him. Theodorus persisted . . . never dreaming that the Moon was already inhabited.
And the Moon Maid did not want company.
Tor will be releasing the American hardcover (above) on July 6.
HarperCollins Voyager will release the British hardcover (below) on July 8.
JOKER MOON was edited by yours truly (that’s me, GRRM, and do not believe the assholes out there who are saying that I no longer edit these books), with the able assistance of Melinda M. Snodgrass. Our contributing authors this time around are Christopher Rowe, Michael Cassutt, Leo Kenden, Steve Perrin, David D. Levine, Victor Milan, John Jos. Miller, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Walton (Bud) Simons, Melinda M. Snodgrass, and Caroline Spector.
It’s a stellar line-up, and they’ve given us some ass-kicking stories.
So note the pub dates on your calendars, and get your pre-orders in now.