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Aces & Jokers: A Wild Cards Podcast

We’re reading and discussing Wild Cards, a set of shared-world superhero novels edited by George R. R. Martin. We don't own Wild Cards and this is not an official podcast. We use brief clips from the audiobooks and other sources to illustrate and aid discussion. Spoilers abound.

Jun 10, 2019

In this episode we discuss the second half of Card Sharks (Wild Cards Book 13).

Show Notes
As we mention in the episode, "Cursum Perficio" (1993) was indeed Kevin Andrew Murphy's first contribution to a Wild Cards novel, although he contributed to the GURPS Wild Cards roleplaying game supplement "Aces Abroad" in 1991.

The fictional book within Philip K Dick's novel "The Man In The High Castle" is called The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, not The Grasshopper Lies Quietly as Ben says in this episode.


General Notes
The authors that contributed to this book are:

  • Roger Zelazny
  • William F. Wu
  • Kevin Andrew Murphy
  • Laura J. Mixon
  • Victor Milán
  • Stephen Leigh
  • Michael Cassutt
  • George R.R. Martin (editor)
  • Melinda M. Snodgrass (assistant editor/writer)

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