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Round Peg, Hexagonal Hole… No, Pentagonal. No, Heptagonal!

by David D. Levine I’ve often said that writing for Wild Cards is as close as I’m likely to get to working in television. As with a television series, in addition to your own creations you are working with characters and settings invented by other people, an existing backstory which is already out in the … Continue reading "Round Peg, Hexagonal Hole… No, Pentagonal. No, Heptagonal!" Continue Reading

The Curious Persistence of Wild Cards: What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

by Victor Milán If you’d told me in 1983 that the present I was giving George RR Martin for Christmas would be, by a long shot, the best investment I ever made, I wouldn’t have thought you were crazy. I simply would not have been able to comprehend it. You might as well have been … Continue reading "The Curious Persistence of Wild Cards: What A Long, Strange Trip It’s Been" Continue Reading

My Mother, the Cobra meets Evil Girl-Genius (Who Always Wanted a Pony) A reflection on my experiences with Wild Cards

by Laura J. Mixon Once upon a die-roll, my friends Melinda Snodgrass and Walter Jon Williams invited me to join a group of fellow New Mexican science fiction writers and fans, who got together on a regular basis to play tabletop role-playing games, or RPGs. This was back in 1984 or thereabouts. I had just … Continue reading "My Mother, the Cobra meets Evil Girl-Genius (Who Always Wanted a Pony) A reflection on my experiences with Wild Cards" Continue Reading