Lowball

Lowball

Book - 2014
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Now in development for TV: 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.

Decades after an alien virus changed the course of history, the surviving population of Manhattan still struggles to understand the new world left in its wake. Natural humans share the rough city with those given extraordinary--and sometimes terrifying--traits. While most manage to coexist in an uneasy peace, not everyone is willing to adapt. Down in the seedy underbelly of Jokertown, residents are going missing. The authorities are unwilling to investigate, except for a fresh lieutenant looking to prove himself and a collection of unlikely jokers forced to take matters into their own hands--or tentacles. The deeper into the kidnapping case these misfits and miscreants get, the higher the stakes are raised.

Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and acclaimed author Melinda M. Snodgrass, Lowball is the latest mosaic novel in the acclaimed Wild Cards universe, featuring original fiction by Carrie Vaughn, Ian Tregillis, David Anthony Durham, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Mary Anne Mohanraj, David D. Levine, Michael Cassutt, and Walter John Williams.

Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, Lowball 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 of superheroics and mystery.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2014.
ISBN: 9780765331953
Characteristics: 361 pages ;,25 cm.

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mmhallock Feb 10, 2016

Interesting read but expected more given Geo R R Martin name on the cover, however I was reading this without having read any other books in the Wild Card series.

mvkramer Jul 07, 2015

I haven't read a Wild Cards book since I was a teenager, but this book made me want to jump right back in. It's an exciting mystery, an oddly pedestrian mystery, actually, given that most of the main characters have bizarre superpowers. Enjoyable and interesting despite some pacing troubles - the book cuts off right after the climax, obviously leading into some kind of sequel.

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