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Low Chicago

Low Chicago

A Wild Cards Novel

Wild Cards (Volume 17)

Edited by George R. R. Martin

Tor Books

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In Low Chicago, a gang of criminals are scattered throughout the past threaten the stability of the world in George R. R. Martin's latest Wild Cards adventure.

The stakes where already high enough at Giovanni Galante’s poker table that night in Chicago. Poker. Dealer’s choice. Seven players. A million-dollar cash buy-in.

But after a superpowered mishap, the most high profile criminals in the city are scattered throughout the past and their schemes across time threaten the stability of the world in George R. R. Martin's latest Wild Cards adventure.

Perfect for current fans and new readers alike, LowChicago is an all-new time travel adventure that leads to the criminal underworld of 1920s Chicago, featuring a fresh cast of characters from the WildCards universe.

Editedby #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, Low Chicago features the writing talents of Saladin Ahmed (author of the bestselling comic BlackBolt), Paul Cornell (screenwriter, Doctor Who), Marko Kloos (author of the bestselling Frontlines series), John Jos. Miller, Mary Anne Mohanraj (Bodies in Motion, The Stars Change), Kevin Andrew Murphy, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Theodore Sturgeon Award finalist Christopher Rowe, and Melinda M. Snodgrass (screenwriter, Star Trek).

“Martin has assembled an impressive array of writers.. . . Progressing through the decades, Wild Cards keeps its momentum.”—Locus


Now in development for TV: Rights to develop Wild Cards have been acquired by Universal Cable Producti… More…

In Low Chicago, a gang of criminals are scattered throughout the past threaten the stability of the world in George R. R. Martin's latest Wild Cards adventure.

The stakes where already high enough at Giovanni Galante’s poker table that night in Chicago. Poker. Dealer’s choice. Seven players. A million-dollar cash buy-in.

But after a superpowered mishap, the most high profile criminals in the city are scattered throughout the past and their schemes across time threaten the stability of the world in George R. R. Martin's latest Wild Cards adventure.

Perfect for current fans and new readers alike, LowChicago is an all-new time travel adventure that leads to the criminal underworld of 1920s Chicago, featuring a fresh cast of characters from the WildCards universe.

Editedby #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, Low Chicago features the writing talents of Saladin Ahmed (author of the bestselling comic BlackBolt), Paul Cornell (screenwriter, Doctor Who), Marko Kloos (author of the bestselling Frontlines series), John Jos. Miller, Mary Anne Mohanraj (Bodies in Motion, The Stars Change), Kevin Andrew Murphy, Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and Theodore Sturgeon Award finalist Christopher Rowe, and Melinda M. Snodgrass (screenwriter, Star Trek).

“Martin has assembled an impressive array of writers.. . . Progressing through the decades, Wild Cards keeps its momentum.”—Locus


Now in development for TV: Rights to develop Wild Cards have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team behind The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass, as executive producer.

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A Long Night at the Palmer House


by John Jos. Miller

Part 1

IT HAD BEEN ONE hundred and forty-two years since John Nighthawk had been inside the Palmer House, and then it had been the earlier incarnation of the...

Praise for Low Chicago

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

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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

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Reviews from Goodreads

Edited by George R. R. Martin

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).

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