SUICIDE KINGS SET FOR CHRISTMAS
December 2, 2009
The Tor hardcover edition of Suicide Kings will be published on December 22, just in time for Christmas.
This latest installment in the Wild Cards saga—third and final volume in the “Committee” triad that began with Inside Straight and continued with Busted Flush—is a full mosaic novel, a single continuous narrative featuring six protagonists, whose stories are interwoven throughout the book. It’s a form unique to Wild Cards, and a demanding one, but we think the results are worth it. The contributing writers are Ian Tregillis, Caroline Spector, Melinda Snodgrass, Victor Milan, S.L. Farrell, and Daniel Abraham.
Rustbelt, the Amazing Bubbles, Double Helix, the Radical, Gardener, and Jonathan (Bugsy) Hive provide the threads for our tapestry in this tale of love, war, revenge, and madness in the heart of darkness…but other Wild Cards favorites will also appear, including Cameo, Hoodoo Mama, Lohengrin, Dr. Finn, Popinjay, and many more. Not to mention the usual host of new characters, in parts both large and small.
Originally launched in 1987, Wild Cards has outlasted all the other shared worlds of the 80s to become the longest-running such series in the history of our genre. Suicide Kings is the twentieth volume of the overall saga. If you haven’t tried Wild Cards yet, check out the sample on this website. Just click on the blue and white shield on my home page.
Make it a Wild Cards Christmas. Everyone needs a joker under their tree.