During the 74th Worldcon in Kansas City, MO, from August 17-21, 2016, George R.R. Martin and a bevy of Wild Cards authors will celebrate the release of High Stakes, the 23rd installment in the science fiction superhero shared-universe series. Rainy Day Books is hosting a huge High Stakes signing on Friday, August 19, beginning at 5 p.m. CST, which will include a staggering amount of authors including current and past Wild Cards contributors.
George R.R. Martin will appear and autograph the new book High Stakes alongside:
Wild Cards assistant editor Melinda Snodgrass/Phillipa Bornikova
High Stakes co-authors Stephen Leigh, John Joseph Miller, Caroline Spector, Ian Tregillis
And other Wild Cards series contributors:
- Carrie Vaughn
- Max Gladstone
- David D. Levine
- Pat Cadigan
- Marko Kloos
- Gail Gerstner Miller
- Mary Anne Mohanraj
- Kevin Andrew Murphy
- Diana Rowland
- Walton (Bud) Simons
- Bob Wayne
- Walter Jon Williams
- Michael Cassutt
Here’s what you need to know about High Stakes:
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.
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.
The event is open to the public, so Worldcon badges are not required. Check out Rainy Day Books for more information and to purchase your Admission Package.