Low Chicago: A Wild Cards Novel (Book Two of the American Triad)

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Tor Books
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN is the author of the acclaimed, internationally bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which is the basis for HBO's popular Game of Thrones television series. Martin has won multiple science fiction awards, including four Hugos, two Nebulas, the Bram Stoker, the Locus Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Daedelus, the Balrog, and the Daikon (Japanese Hugo).

"Upbeat....Every chapter is solidly entertaining; standouts include Saladin Ahmed's "Meathooks on Ice," Christopher Rowe's "The Apotheosis of Todd Taszycki," and Mary Anne Mohanraj's "A Beautiful Facade," all of which allow their protagonists plenty of room for growth and change. Longtime fans will enjoy surprise appearances by previous notables, sometimes in drastically altered circumstances, and this entry also works well as a standalone. It's a treat for any fan of superhero stories." --Publishers Weekly

"Humor is a nice touch throughout...The stories are all solid and entertainingly deal with the various time paradoxes. Low Chicago is a good entry point for those new to Wild Cards, a good read for those of us who are not immersed but have some general knowledge, and another treat for true Wild Cards fans." --Locus magazine

"A genre-hopping, time-jumping, crowd-pleasing chain novel under the curation of old master Martin, he of Game of Thrones fame. The authors do a respectable job overall of tangling with the ineffable. Is it sci-fi? A viral thriller? Yes and no, and while not for every taste, a pleasure for the experimentally minded." --Kirkus Review

"Bringing together a strong group of authors, ranging from long-time Wild Cards contributors Melinda Snodgrass, Kevin Andrew Murphy, and John Jos. Miller to fresh recruits Saladin Ahmed and Mary Anne Mohanraj, Low Chicago weaves a story that travels from the neat present to the troubled 1968 Democratic convention to 1920s gangland and even Chicago's prehistoric past. The twenty-fifth Wild Cards novel should not only satisfy long-time fans of the series but also provide newcomers to it an engaging and exciting entry into its world." --Booklist

Praise for the Wild Cards series

"Perhaps the most original and provocative of the shared worlds books." --Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn

"Delicious...Everything I hoped for in a new Wild Cards book. The character interactions and plot twists have exactly the complexity, surprise, and unsentimental realism I'd expect out of a George R. R. Martin project." --Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will be Invincible on Inside Straight

"This is a wild ride of good, blood-pumping fun that packs a surprisingly emotional punch for a book that looks on the surface like just another superhero adventure." -- Publishers Weekly on High Stakes

"Emotionally powerful. Wild Cards deals up the variety of short fiction without losing the continuity of a novel."--The Seattle Times

"A delightfully imaginative speculation."--The Toronto Star

"Martin has assembled an impressive array of writers. . . . Progressing through the decades, Wild Cards keeps its momentum to the end." --Locus

"The shared-world series known as Wild Cards has had a long and illustrious history of contributors and achievements." --SciFi.com

"New readers and fans of the long-running series will both love the fast-paced plotting and the ever-expanding history of the Wild Card virus on this alternate Earth, where even the superheroes are human." --Shelf Awareness on Lowball

"Highly recommended." --SFRevu on Lowball