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New eBook

American Hero: A Wild Cards Novella

Coming March 3!

In this bitingly satirical companion novel to the Wild Cards title Inside Straight, American Hero combines two quintessentially pop culture phenomena: superheroes and reality TV.

American Hero: A Wild Cards Novella
Talking with Ti

Ian Tregillis

TI: Hello Ian! Thank you so much for taking the time to talk today. I like to start with everyone’s WILD CARDS origin story. When and how did you join the consortium?   IAN: In the late summer of 2005, … Continue reading "Ian Tregillis"

Ian Tregillis
Short Stories

Wild Cards Short Fiction

By Mark Lawrence

The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. The visitor comes… but she needs to be invited in. Ever since she woke up in the hospital with the ability to generate heat, Ruby Johnson makes her living as an assassin for hire, but one day she comes across a benevolent ace whose powers she vastly underestimates.

Wild Cards Short Fiction
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Double Solitaire Wild Cards X

By Melinda Snodgrass

Aboard his grandfather's spaceship and fleeing the violent turmoil between jokers, aces, and nats that his vicious ambition spawned, Blaise is headed for a new conquest: the planet Takis. Dr. Tachyon is left behind...

Double Solitaire Wild Cards X
Latest Blog

Sound Advice (Not Followed)

by David Anthony Durham

by David Anthony Durham As a university professor, I frequently I find myself standing before a new class of creative writing students, needing to explain who I am, what I write, and why I’m qualified to help them with their … Continue reading "Sound Advice (Not Followed)"

Sound Advice (Not Followed)

THE OTHER GAME

by Walter Jon Williams That an RPG run by George R.R. Martin became the stimulus for Wild Cards is well known.  George spent years obsessed by Chaosium’s Superworld, and his set of gamers— Victor Milán, Royce Wideman, John Jos. Miller, Melinda Snodgrass, Gail Gerstner-Miller, … Continue reading "THE OTHER GAME" Continue Reading

Fifty Questions for Making Up (Super) People

by Saladin Ahmed For me personally, creating new characters is the purest, most focused joy of writing stories. I get a thrill from worldbuilding, and have been told I’m good at it, but it’s work that’s dauntingly broad in its … Continue reading "Fifty Questions for Making Up (Super) People" Continue Reading

Pictures and Words

by Max Gladstone Picture if you will Action Comics #1: a man wearing blue tights under red undies lifts a green 1937 DeSoto over his head, and smashes it against a cliff. A red cape billows from his shoulders. Crooks flee. Though … Continue reading "Pictures and Words" Continue Reading