Knaves over queens wild cards genres

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knaves over queens wild cards genres

Knaves Over Queens (Wild Cards, #26) by George R.R. Martin

I discovered this series about the same time I began reading A Song of Ice and Fire, and found this different world just as inviting. The mixture of past events in a world of aces and jokers was too much to resist.

“Knaves Over Queens,” originally released in 2018, is the story of England and their experiences with the virus that can produce good and bad results in people. I might have been hoping for more with this book and like the virus, I found a mixture of positives and negatives.

First off, the actual writing by the various authors is very good, although some of the characters are a bit hollow. Perhaps it is due to the many previously published books and the idea that aces will do good things and be heroes which caused this dissatisfaction. Little wonder, then, that the quirkier characters were my favorites.

The book is a collection of stories that take place over seven decades, which causes the British storyline to lose some cohesion. While there is some minimal interaction between characters, the only time definite continuation occurs is when a few of the authors contribute more than one story, and they pick up the trail of their characters years later. Some of these characters were not my favorites, especially one series which features a female who identifies as a Celtic goddess.

There are also many imaginative stories, such as Emma Newman’s “How to Turn a Girl to Stone” and “Night Orders by Paul Cornell. There are a few stories with references to famous musicians, and Mr. Cornell’s David Bowie appearance is fun as well as creative (without spoiling, Bowie takes some advice and performs an about-face with his musical direction, a positive step though different from our reality). My favorite story: “The Visitor,” by Mark Lawrence, who creates a most unlikely hero in perhaps what is the most creative story in the book.

Bottom line: While this may not be the best book in the Wild Card universe, it has appeal and contains a few gems. Four stars.
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Wild Cards is a series of science fiction superhero shared universe anthologies, mosaic novels , and solo novels written by a collection of more than forty authors referred to as the Wild Cards Trust and edited by George R. Martin and co-edited by Melinda M. The series originated from a long-running campaign of the Superworld role-playing game , gamemastered by Martin and involving many of the original authors. The framework of the series was developed by Martin and Snodgrass, including the origin of the characters' superhuman abilities and the card-based terminology. The first installment, Wild Cards , was released in January by Bantam Books , and as of October , twenty-seven books have been released through four publishers; a triad of new books has been completed for release through Tor Books.

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The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire. For decades, George R. Martin — bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire — has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some, known as Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are known as Aces.


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