Wild Cards

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  1. hodor

    hodor Erikson is GOD > period

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    has anybody read grrm's wild cards books?
  2. Esioul

    Esioul The weird one

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    Re: wild cards?

    Lol, you are obsessed with grrm. No, I haven't read them, or anything by him.
  3. Brian Turner

    Brian Turner Brian G. Turner Staff Member

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    More information on the Wildcard books requested. :)
  4. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

    Jayaprakash Satyamurthy Knivesout no more

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    Re: wild cards?

    As I understand, Wild Cards was/is a shared world anthology series edited by Martin. Here's a summary of the premise:

    So it's basically a superhero sort of concept, but in a gritty realisitic setting.
  5. The Master™

    The Master™ Science fiction fantasy

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    Re: wild cards?

    with all the interest in grrm, maybe i should give one of his books a looksee... but if there are a lot of them, i wouldn't know where to start... :D
  6. hodor

    hodor Erikson is GOD > period

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    Re: wild cards?

    start with a game of thrones.
  7. Rane Longfox

    Rane Longfox Red Rane

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    Re: wild cards?

    I really wouldn't. Start with Fevre Dream (his best book, IMHO), everyone who's read that likes it. Game of Thrones puts quite a few people off.
  8. Lacedaemonian

    Lacedaemonian A Plume of Smoke

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    Such sillyness. Game of Thrones made him.
  9. hodor

    hodor Erikson is GOD > period

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    I agree, I have read Fevre Dream, and agree that it is very good. However, I do believe that the ASoIaF is his "epic" and I think that this series will define, for the most part, what this author wishes to be known for.
  10. dwndrgn

    dwndrgn Fierce Vowelless One Staff Member

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    From what I recall, the Wild Cards books are pretty good. Sort of a twisted hero type of book. Obviously these people are all changed in physical ability as well as shape - which makes them outcasts in a society that seems to be breaking down in any case. I think I read two of them but it was looong ago and I don't remember much except for the fact that the reality seemed dark and a little oppressive. Very comic-book-like. I believe that either Borders or Barnes and Noble online had a copy of one for $2 on their bargain 'shelf' not too long back. I almost got it but then changed my mind at the last minute for some reason or other.
  11. hazelnut

    hazelnut vizsla vizsla

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    I've read the first few Wild Cards, pretty interesting. Worth reading just for the Croyd Crensen character created by the late Roger Zelazny, a close friend of GRRM. Nice sight by the way.
  12. Brian Turner

    Brian Turner Brian G. Turner Staff Member

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    Hi hazelnut, and welcome to the chronicles network. :)
  13. Leto

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    Zelazny was involved in ? May worth the read then. And discover by the same way this author. How many books are they ?
  14. pearce

    pearce Edible Petroleum Product

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    I think they got as far as 10 or so, then put out another distinct trilogy, and I believe Melinda snodgrass did a novel as well. It's a bit murky now, with the rerelease of the old series, but as long as you read the first one first, you can get away with reading them in any sort of order.

    They are very good reading, at any rate, especially as was noted previously, Zelazny's character -- and grrm and snodgrass did an excellent job of maintaining continuity and consistency, which is tricky in a shared-world series...
  15. pearce

    pearce Edible Petroleum Product

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    And just realized I never sort of introduced myself or said hello.

    Hello. :eek:
  16. Leto

    Leto Outside

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    Hello pearce and thanks for the advice.
  17. erickad71

    erickad71 truth shall set you free

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    There is an introduction area in this forum, if you introduce yourself over there you will get quite a welcome I'm sure.:)

    Oh yeah... [​IMG]
  18. pearce

    pearce Edible Petroleum Product

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    I will make it over there -- I keep getting sidetracked by interesting threads....


    :D

    and thanks for the welcome!
  19. erickad71

    erickad71 truth shall set you free

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    You're very welcome!:D
  20. Lacedaemonian

    Lacedaemonian A Plume of Smoke

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    A belated welcome Pearce. :)

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