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High Stakes

(2016)
(Book 23 in the Wild Cards series)
A novel by

 
 
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.

Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, High Stakes (Wild Cards) 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 Lovecraftian horror bu George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass.

After the concluding events of Lowball, Officer Francis Black of Fort Freak, vigilante joker Marcus "The Infamous Black Tongue" Morgan, and ace thief Mollie "Tesseract" Steunenberg get stuck in Talas, Kazakhstan. There, the coldblooded Baba Yaga forces jokers into an illegal fighting ring, but her hidden agenda is much darker: her fighters' deaths serve to placate a vicious monster from another dimension. When the last line of defense against this world weakens, all hell breaks loose, literally....

The Committee in New York sends a team of aces to investigate. One by one, each falls victim to evil forces--including the dark impulses within themselves. Only the perseverance of the most unlikely of heroes has a chance of saving the world before utter chaos erupts on Earth.

Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, High Stakes features the writing talents of Melinda M. Snodgrass, John Jos. Miller, David Anthony Durham, Caroline Spector, Stephen Leigh, and Ian Tregillis.

The Wild Cards Universe

The Original Triad
#1 Wild Cards
#2 Aces High
#3 Jokers Wild

The Puppetman Quartet
#4: Aces Abroad
#5: Down and Dirty
#6: Ace in the Hole
#7: Dead Man's Hand

The Rox Triad
#8: One-Eyed Jacks
#9: Jokertown Shuffle
#10: Dealer's Choice

#11: Double Solitaire
#12: Turn of the Cards

The Card Sharks Triad
#13: Card Sharks
#14: Marked Cards
#15: Black Trump

#16: Deuces Down
#17: Death Draws Five

The Committee Triad
#18: Inside Straight
#19: Busted Flush
#20: Suicide Kings

The Fort Freak Triad
#21: Fort Freak
#22: Lowball
#23: High Stakes

The American Triad
#24: Mississippi Roll
#25: Low Chicago
#26: Texas Hold 'Em

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Genre: Fantasy

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August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: High Stakes: A Wild Cards Novel
Author(s): George R R Martin, Wild Cards Trust, Melinda Snodgrass
ISBN: 0-7653-3562-X / 978-0-7653-3562-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wild Cards: High Stakes
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 1-4732-2198-6 / 978-1-4732-2198-7 (UK edition)
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: High Stakes: A Wild Cards Novel
Author(s): George R R Martin, Wild Cards Trust, Melinda Snodgrass
ISBN: 0-7653-3563-8 / 978-0-7653-3563-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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January 1988 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: High Stakes (Signet)
Author(s): Melinda Snodgrass
ISBN: 0-451-15128-3 / 978-0-451-15128-5 (USA edition)
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January 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: High Stakes
Author(s): Melinda Snodgrass
ISBN: 0-451-16204-8 / 978-0-451-16204-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet (MM)
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wild Cards: High Stakes
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: Gollancz
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August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: High Stakes: A Wild Cards Novel
Author(s): George R R Martin, Melinda Snodgrass
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA