Deuces Down

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Deuces Down Author George R R Martin go inside Ebook George R R Martin was born September in Bayonne New Jersey His father was Raymond Collins Martin a lon

Deuces Down Author George R.R. Martin go inside Ebook George R.R Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines amateur fan magazines Martin s first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21 The Hero, sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue Other sales followed In 1970 Martin received a B.S in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude He went on to complete a M.S in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972 1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973 1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976 1978 He wrote part time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher In 1975 he married Gale Burnick They divorced in 1979, with no children Martin became a full time writer in 1979 He was writer in residence at Clarke College from 1978 79 Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986 In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co Supervising Producer He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992 93 Martin s present home is Santa Fe, New Mexico He is a member of Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America he was South Central Regional Director 1977 1979, and Vice President 1996 1998 , and of Writers Guild of America, West uscmillan author george. Praise for the George R.R Martin s Wild Cards series Martin has assembled an impressive array of writers Progressing through the decades, Wild Cards keeps its momentum to the end I m looking forward to the next episodes in this saga of mutant Americana Locus Well written and suspenseful and a good read The authors had a lot of fun rewriting recenPraise for the George R.R Martin s Wild Cards series Martin has assembled an impressive array of writers Progressing through the decades, Wild Cards keeps its momentum to the end I m looking forward to the next episodes in this saga of mutant Americana Locus Well written and suspenseful and a good read The authors had a lot of fun rewriting recent American history Aboriginal Science Fiction Commendable writing a zany premise narrated with rueful humor and intelligence Publishers Weekly On September 15, 1946, a biological weapon created by an alien race was accidentally detonated above the streets of New York City, killing countless numbers of men, women, and children But those who survived the initial explosion soon began to wish they had died also, once they discovered they had been forever mutated by the virus unleashed in the blast Set in an alternate, shared world universe, Deuces Down is the one place you ll find such never before told tales as John J Miller s exciting 1969 World Series between the Balti Orioles and the Brooklyn Dodgers Michael Cassutt s first moon landing, when the whole world wasn t watching Walton Simons Great New York City Blackout of 1977 and Melinda M Snodgrass s account of Grace Kelly s mysterious disappearance during the filming of The French Lieutenant s Woman It s a strange and terrifying world, where anything can happen A world of Wild Cards Editor GEORGE R.R MARTIN was born September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines amateur fan magazines Martin s first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21 The Hero, sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue Other sales followed Four time winner of the Hugo Award, two time winner of the Nebula Award, and six time Locus Award winner, Martin is the author and editor of over two dozen novels and anthologies, and the writer of numerous short stories His New York Times bestselling novel A Storm of Swords the third volume in his epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire was published in 2000 Martin lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.. A viral Book Deuces Down Deuces Down (Wild Cards, #16)Martin, George R.R.a mosic novel with an introduction written by Walton Simons in 2002 the 15th year of Wild card series. This book opens up the time line of the series, allowing more stories in the four decades that encompass the stories. As Walton introduces the stories he states that it is common for the writers to continually converse about characters, and upcoming story ideas. One aspect that is unique in these stories focus not on the aces and jokers of the series but Deuces, those who are given an ability after surviving the Xenovirus Takisis A. these powers that are considered a Deuce are just simple abilities that are not heroic or large in composition. For instance Gary who can produce a small blue flame on his finger tips like a Bic lighter. Following an idea that has interested the writers like Sign Girl, Grow-Grip Man, Puddle man etc... Storming space Michael Cassutt A short love story and the ability of Cash Mitchell and Eva-Lynne,tells the story of a deuce who can accomplish great things when used appropriately. four days in October John J Miller The introduction of Tommy Downs a journalist who finds his ability is to ferret out those affected by the wild card virus.walking the floor over you Walton Simons A beautiful woman with a deuce, that she can make people laugh has found herself in trouble, she turns to our favorite character Croyd for protection only to find it is her boss that is the hero despite his own deuce power. a face on the cutting room floor Melinda Snodgrass My favorite story of this group, about Dr. Bradley Finn, a pony sized centaur, who as a child finds a mystery on the set of his Fathers movie. As Ms. Snodgrass says, she wanted to write about a joker that was well adjusted and saw his father like James Cameron as a film maker. Father Henry's Little miracle Daniel Abraham Father Henry, is taking care of the Joker Church in New York only to be drawn into an adventure he does not know how to handel. Unforutnatly his duce of producing water from wine may not be able to stand against Demise, one of the strongest evil ace characters in the series. Promises Stephen Leigh A tragic love story between Gary a deuce, the same one who is a Bic lighter, and his love Caitlyn, a joker who is turning into a living doll. Looking at the human spirit and the interpretation of the term home. With a Flourish and a Flair Kevin Andrew Murphy Swash is drawn on a quest similar to an adventure you could find Holmes, attempting to solve, He and Topper a Takian living in New York has a problem with a personal theft.

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    George R.R Martin was born September 20, 1948, in Bayonne, New Jersey His father was Raymond Collins Martin, a longshoreman, and his mother was Margaret Brady Martin He has two sisters, Darleen Martin Lapinski and Janet Martin Patten Martin attended Mary Jane Donohoe School and Marist High School He began writing very young, selling monster stories to other neighborhood children for pennies, dramatic readings included Later he became a comic book fan and collector in high school, and began to write fiction for comic fanzines amateur fan magazines Martin s first professional sale was made in 1970 at age 21 The Hero, sold to Galaxy, published in February, 1971 issue Other sales followed In 1970 Martin received a B.S in Journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, graduating summa cum laude He went on to complete a M.S in Journalism in 1971, also from Northwestern As a conscientious objector, Martin did alternative service 1972 1974 with VISTA, attached to Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation He also directed chess tournaments for the Continental Chess Association from 1973 1976, and was a Journalism instructor at Clarke College, Dubuque, Iowa, from 1976 1978 He wrote part time throughout the 1970s while working as a VISTA Volunteer, chess director, and teacher In 1975 he married Gale Burnick They divorced in 1979, with no children Martin became a full time writer in 1979 He was writer in residence at Clarke College from 1978 79 Moving on to Hollywood, Martin signed on as a story editor for Twilight Zone at CBS Television in 1986 In 1987 Martin became an Executive Story Consultant for Beauty and the Beast at CBS In 1988 he became a Producer for Beauty and the Beast, then in 1989 moved up to Co Supervising Producer He was Executive Producer for Doorways, a pilot which he wrote for Columbia Pictures Television, which was filmed during 1992 93 Martin s present home is Santa Fe, New Mexico He is a member of Science Fiction Fantasy Writers of America he was South Central Regional Director 1977 1979, and Vice President 1996 1998 , and of Writers Guild of America, West uscmillan author george

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  • Deuces Down Wild Cards, 16 Martin, George R.R.a mosic novel with an introduction written by Walton Simons in 2002 the 15th year of Wild card series This book opens up the time line of the series, allowing stories in the four decades that encompass the stories As Walton introduces the stories he states that it is common for the writers to continually converse about characters, and upcoming story ideas One aspect that is unique in these stories focus not on the aces and jokers of the series but D [...]


  • This book rates a high three stars I almost wanted to give it a fourth star, but I think that s only because I love the series, and have been far too long without reading a book in this world This is a collection of unrelated short stories, all focusing on a deuce someone with a special power that isn t strong enough to be considered an ace power, but is definitely something a bit special Most deuces are otherwise normal, but as with those who have ace powers, it isn t always that simple some of [...]


  • If you have not read any Wild Cards books, this is not the place to start Get a copy of Wild Cards 1 If you are hooked on the series after that, follow it with Aces High and then Jokers Wild After those you can read the books in pretty much any order and have enough background to follow the stories There is some small advantage to reading them in order, but it isn t a requirement Deuces Down is a return to the original Wild Cards concept It is a collection of novellas that take place in the shar [...]


  • Although I liked this book, it wasn t as good as other Wild Cards I ve read Father Henry s Little Miracle was probably the best story, and best encompassed the Wild Cards feel The other stories felt like stand alone stories with quirks, rather than part of the series Four Days in October, about the Brooklyn Dodgers, was boring and only for those fans who still pine for the team The final story, With a Flourish and a Flare, was also a little boring The rest of the stories were fine, but none reac [...]


  • Deuces Down is the 16th book in the Wild Cards series and one of the elusive two, Death Draws Five being the other, that have been out of print for years and recently available as an e book, which is how I read mine via kindle This installment lacks the shared world plotting seen in the others and closely resembles the first Wild Cards novel in that it s an actual anthology, all stories about the deuces Like Wild Cards, Deuces Down takes us through time, but instead of 1946, we start in 1968 wi [...]


  • A real curate s egg good in parts I enjoyed the tale of centaur doctor Bradley Finn s youth in Hollywood and the adventures of a stand in priest for Father Squid, but too many of these stories were boring, predictable, formulaic or All three The last tale, involving an utterly unmemorable deuce and Zatanna lite Topper, was execrable Still, it was nice to see the lesser powered members of the Wild Card universe get heir turn in the sun, and I always thought Puddleman s power would be good for som [...]


  • This was the first book I read in the Wild Cards universe As it consists of a number of short stories only connected through the global events in the universe I didn t read it in one go but took breaks between the various stories which probably impacted my experience of it.Some of the stories were better than others, but on average they were pretty good and allowed me to enjoy them without needing to read any of the other books The universe itself is very interesting, and I ll probably check out [...]


  • This is the sixteenth book in the series, and the first from ibooks, the third publisher It s less of a mosaic novel and of a simple short story collection, like the first couple of volumes The focus is on deuces, rather than aces or jokers, and the settings span the entire run of the series My favorites are John Miller s baseball story, Melinda Snodgrass s Bradley Finn tale, and the Stephen Leigh story, though they were all pretty good The cover is a very attractive one by Steranko.


  • These are cute stories some make you think differently, some have a bit of texture For some reason this series appears in unrendered XHTML for me For some other reason, that s not a huge barrier for me, other than my cringing at strange markup styles, wasted elements, poor spacing, and, oh yeah, images I liked it but I ll be happy to take my angle bracket goggles off.


  • Some of the stories were good but I think because it wasn t a mosaic novel where all of the stories move towards a cohesive end it didn t really pull me in I liked a few of the stories but in the end I am glad I did not pay than three dollars for it and that it wasn t my introduction to the series as a whole.


  • Read some of this series when I was living in London in the early 1990 s.An odd and uneven series with each short story written by a different author.A good, dark and dirty universe, but seems not to have a strong coherent through line of story or purpose.Worth reading one book in the long and disjointed series to see if you enjoy them This is as good a place as any to start.


  • Like the change in focus on Deuces but the not most exciting addition to the series but when I found this book it had been several years since I had read a Wildcards book so I was excited to find this book.


  • Well there were three stories that were fun, relevant And that s not much especially as these books are marketed as mosaic novels, and this one doesn t come anywhere near to feel as a novel No coherent storyline, or recurring character, or at least storyteller.





  • A couple of good stories, but overall very weak The worst of the Wild Cards series thus far, by a wide margin.The interior illustrations by Truman and the cover by Steranko are quite good.





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