Cover Reveal- Wild Cards: High Stakes

Please take a moment to ogle with us at the cover for HIGH STAKES, the latest in the WILD CARDS series edited by George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass. Just LOOK at that awesome blend of Lovecraftian horror and superheroics by the very talented Richard Jones (ace illustrator) and Patrick Knowles (ace designer). This instalment delves deeper into the world of aces, jokers, and the hard-boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy, page-turning novel . . . Since an alien virus swept through New York City, the world hasn’t been the same. Those who…

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Gollancz acquires the latest instalment of George R.R. Martin’s WILD CARDS series

We are delighted to announce the acquisition of High Stakes, book twenty-three in the WILD CARDS series, co-edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R.R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass. High Stakes concludes the triad that comprises Fort Freak and Lowball; a novel of superheroes, villains and Lovecraftian horror. Gollancz Senior Editor, Rachel Winterbottom, bought the rights from Chris Lotts at the Lotts Agency. Rachel Winterbottom said: ‘It’s such a pleasure for us to publish the latest instalment of the absolutely incredible WILD CARDS series. There’s no other series quite like this: an epic shared universe, written by…

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Friday Reads: Wild Cards

  Superheroes are big business these days. They’ve always been popular, Superman and Captain America have been going since the late 1930s and 1940s respectively, so there has always been an appeal for this sort of character. In the modern age they are huge because of the very good movies based on the comic book source material. The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Thor, The Avengers (yes I know it was released as Avengers Assemble in the UK but I point blank refuse to call it by that dreadful title), Hellboy, Dredd, Punisher: War Zone and the soon to be released Man…

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Gollancz goes wild for George R.R. Martin’s ‘WILD CARDS’

Gollancz are to bring back to the UK the first three books in the hugely successful Wild Cards series, edited by bestselling A Game of Thrones author George RR Martin. The books are a superhero and science fiction anthology series set in a shared universe and were created by a group of science fiction writers, including Martin who has edited and contributed a story to each of the 21 books published so far. Though each volume focuses on a different theme or event, they tell the ongoing story of an alternate post WW2 Earth where an alien virus has run…

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It’s Saturday, it’s Eastercon, it’s Great!

The Gollancz Gang is gathered for another great day at Olympus2012. Yesterday was packed with debate, games, filming and fun – and some of you lovely people even bought a book or two from us! Thank you! We even found a moment to stop by George R. R. Martin’s reading, and play Just A Minute! Today we’re planning more marvellous mayhem in panels, so here’s your quick daily guide to where we’ll all be, and when: 10.00               Sufficiently advanced Magic ‘Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic’ said Arthur C. Clarke, inadvertently kicking off any number of panels…

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