JOKERS WILD RELEASED
February 14, 2014
September 15, 1946 was the first Wild Cards Day, the day that Jetboy met Dr. Tod in the skies over Manhattan, and the wild card virus was released onto an unsuspecting world. September 15, 1986 was the 40th anniversary of that fateful day, and a pretty eventful 24 hours in its own right. The triumphs and tragedies of that day were chronicled in JOKERS WILD, the third volume of the Wild Cards series… and the first of our “full mosaics.” Seven writers, seven characters, seven stories… all woven together into a fully collaborative novel, wherein the whole was more than the sum of its parts.
February 11, 2014 is the day that JOKERS WILD, first of the full mosaics, was reissued by Tor books in trade paperback. It has now been officially better either, dressed up as it is in a spectacular new cover from Michael Komarck.
Featuring stories by (Hiram Worchester), Lewis Shiner (Fortunato), John Jos. Miller (Wraith, our new cover girl), Edward Bryant (Sewerjack), Leanne C. Harper (Bagabond), Melinda M. Snodgrass (Roulette), George RR Martin and Walton Simons (Demise).
It bares mentioning that some Wild Cards books are good entry points to the series, but this is not one of them. JOKERS WILD is the culmination of the first triad, so you probably read WILD CARDS and ACES HIGH before tackling this one.