ACES HIGH FOR XMAS
November 7, 2011
Now available for pre-order via Amazon, B&N, or your favorite local bookstore is volume two in our long-running Wild Cards series, ACES HIGH, scheduled for publication on December 20. No new stories this time around, alas, but the new edition will feature another spectacular cover from Michael Komarck, this time starring Pat Cadigan’s character Water Lily.
– “Jube” (interstitial) by George R.R. Martin
– “Pennies From Hell” by Lewis Shiner
– “Unto the Sixth Generation” by Walter Jon Williams
– “Ashes to Ashes” by Roger Zelazny
– “If Looks Could Kill” by Walton Simons
– “Winter’s Chill” by George R.R. Martin
– “Relative Difficulties” by Melinda M. Snodgrass
– “With a Little Help From His Friends” by Victor Milan
– “By Lost Ways” by Pat Cadigan
– “Mr. Koyama’s Comet” by Walter Jon Williams
– “Half Past Dead” by John J. Miller.
This time around the aces and jokers of New York face an alien invasion by the voracious Swarm, and continued problems from the crimelord Kien and his Shadow Fist Society, and the Astronomer and his Egyptian Masons. Fortunato, Dr. Tachyon, the Sleeper, Yeoman, and the Great and Powerful Turtle return from volume one, and we meet the usual host of new characters, including Modular Man, Demise, Zabb, Water Lily, and Cap’n Trips.