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Lowball

(2014)
(Book 22 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.

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.

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

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Genre: Fantasy
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Hardback Editions

November 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lowball: A Wild Cards Novel
Author(s): Wild Cards Trust, George R R Martin, Melinda Snodgrass
ISBN: 0-7653-3195-0 / 978-0-7653-3195-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2015 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lowball: A Wild Cards Mosaic Novel
Author(s): Wild Cards Trust, George R R Martin, Melinda Snodgrass
ISBN: 0-7653-6862-5 / 978-0-7653-6862-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wild Cards: Lowball (Wild Cards 22)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-575-13426-7 / 978-0-575-13426-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wild Cards: Lowball
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: Gollancz
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November 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lowball: A Wild Cards Novel
Author(s): George R R Martin, Melinda Snodgrass
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA