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[Read Ebook] Ô Lowball ì Decades after an alien virus changed the course of history, the surviving population of Manhattan still struggles to understand the new world left in its wake Natural humans share the rough city with those given extraordinary and sometimes terrifying traits While most manage to coexist in an uneasy peace, not everyone is willing to adapt Down in the seedy underbelly of Jokertown, residents are going missing The authorities are unwilling to investigate, except for a fresh lieutenant looking to prove himself and a collection of unlikely jokers forced to take matters into their own hands or tentacles The deeper into the kidnapping case these misfits and miscreants get, the higher the stakes are raisedEdited byNew York Times bestselling author George R R Martin and acclaimed author Melinda M Snodgrass, Lowball is the latest mosaic novel in the acclaimed Wild Cards universe, featuring original fiction by Carrie Vaughn, Ian Tregillis, David Anthony Durham, Melinda M 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Sworn Sword: A Free Preview and Walter John WilliamsPerfect for old fans and new readers alike Herz der Finsternis Lowball delves deeper into the world of aces Lanalphabète qui savait compter jokers Aberland and the hard boiled men and women of the Fort Freak police precinct in a pulpy QualityLand page turning novel of superheroics and mystery This was my second WIld Cards novel the other being the first , so I can t compare it with any of the other 20 books in between if that must be a grain of salt with which to take this review, then do so It was pretty enjoyable I particularly liked the integration of the sections into a single narrative, rather than presenting them as distinct stories But I found it frustrating that the characters I thought most compelling the joker truck hybrid, the police sketch artist whose drawings c This was my second WIld Cards novel the other being the first , so I can t compare it with any of the other 20 books in between if that must be a grain of salt with which to take this review, then do so It was pretty enjoyable I particularly liked the integration of the sections into a single narrative, rather than presenting them as distinct stories But I found it frustrating that the characters I thought most compelling the joker truck hybrid, the police sketch artist whose drawings come to lifeinteresting than the characters who end up dominating the story I know WC came first, but as with the first book, I can t help but compare it less than favorably with some of its heirs, most notably Astro City Nevertheless, though, a fun read My Video Review My Video Review I ve been reading the Wild Cards series since I was about 17 years old I don t care to comment on just how long ago that was, but it remains, in my opinion, one of the richest, most interesting and best executed examples of shared world storytelling or as it sometimes called a mosaic novel around today.Readers of the series will delight in seeing the appearance of old favorites The Sleeper as well as new characters Given that the novel is comprised of the work from several individual I ve been reading the Wild Cards series since I was about 17 years old I don t care to comment on just how long ago that was, but it remains, in my opinion, one of the richest, most interesting and best executed examples of shared world storytelling or as it sometimes called a mosaic novel around today.Readers of the series will delight in seeing the appearance of old favorites The Sleeper as well as new characters Given that the novel is comprised of the work from several individual contributors I m always AMAZED at the consistent quality of the continuity and the utter process which must go into such a creation.The sense of joy and sometimes nostalgia I get from reading anything Wild Cards is well represented in Lowball the latest of the series While a couple of the portions were a little on the weak side at times, the beauty and genius of the mosaic approach essentially lifts the overall enjoyment Sort of a gestalt novel, I suppose.I very much enjoyed this work and look forward to reading 3.5 stars Read for the Quarterly Book Club 3rd Quarter Read 2016 HEROES AND VILLAINSI ve really enjoyed this series since I first read the first Wildcards anthology It s a little unconventional in terms of story and also style of organization, but it s very interesting This one gets 3.5 stars because it s not my favourite I have liked other Wild Card books better Suicide Kings was a favourite, and a number of the earlier novels even though the themes of some aren t exactly modern, BUT ti 3.5 stars Read for the Quarterly Book Club 3rd Quarter Read 2016 HEROES AND VILLAINSI ve really enjoyed this series since I first read the first Wildcards anthology It s a little unconventional in terms of story and also style of organization, but it s very interesting This one gets 3.5 stars because it s not my favourite I have liked other Wild Card books better Suicide Kings was a favourite, and a number of the earlier novels even though the themes of some aren t exactly modern, BUT time era wise, perfect What has always brought me back to each Wild Card novel is the very fact that the world is fascinating I love how each author and George R R Martin And Melinda M Snodgrass edits each story together seamlessly It s not like your usual anthology where there s one story after another In the Wild Card books, and Lowball following the same trend, there are basically four main povs one way of looking at it The characters in each of these stories make up the main bulk of the book, with the main plot of the story mainly alternating between these four stories The Big Bleed by Michael Cassutt Those About to Die by David Anthony Durham Galahad in Blue by Melinda M Snodgrass Ties That Bind by Mary Anne MohanrajInserted in between are one shot stories that bring back old characters or introduce new characters involved in small subplots for the main story Cry Wolf by David D Levine Road Kill by Walter Jon Williams Once More, for Old Time s Sake by Carrie Vaughn No Parking by Ian TregillisI really liked No Parking simply it brings back one of my favourite heroes Rustbelt the guy isn t all that sharp, but his heart is in all the right places, which makes him total hero material He s a man of metal, completely incapable of not destroying one thing or another by accident because of overapplied pressure He had a bigger role in previous books, and basically only cameos if one could call it that in No Parking Carrie Vaughn s story also brought back some old favourites Specially Earth Witch, whom I remember from Suicide Kings I believe Or was that the Gardner One of them worked with Rustbelt Anyway, I really enjoyed that short long story, it was awesome One of my favourite characters in Lowball was the main character in Galahad in Blue Detective Francis Franny Black BUT I really hate his girlfriend, and I wanted him to DUMPED her Her reasons SUCKED all round I suppose I liked Franny because he s the poor kid who wanted and didn t want his promotion, and yet, was doing everything he needed to do to do his job well even though he was limited by so many of his own shortcomings The World By the way, I thought I should mention this Essentially, this series is an anthology work of alternative history since the 80s maybe 70s, I have forgotten the exact decade , which includes some major historical events Like most superpower paranormal stories, this includes some kind of genetic affliction In this case, there was an alien virus released, causing the world s population to get sick and evolve superpowers For those who come out looking human with a superpower, they re considered Aces But for those who have some sort of physical deformity, and potentially a useless to none superpower, they re known as Jokers Scuse me if I ve mixed up the details by accident, it s been a while since I ve read the last book, and most of what I ve written here is the refreshment I got from reading Lowball Jokers are discriminated again, while Aces are generally revered I love also how detailed the world has gotten, and how inset the lives of the heroes and villains are in this world including reality shows and political organisations It s fascinating, and I love it The Ending I AM SO FREAKING BUMMED AT THE ENDING OF THIS BOOK I wasn t entirely in love with the story in this book, but it was also quite interesting as a mystery novel Not much hero villain stuff going on in this one not like previous books, but I think and this is because my memory is thin atm it s because the whole series is organised in sets of threes I think or fours , where the first book introduces and sets up a plot, running on from the previous, while the following continues, etc Anyway, I should have probably reread the previous books, but it s been awhile and I was a little too excited to read something like this now ANyway, I m bummed because the ending of this book left NO SATISFYING CONCLUSION, which means, against everything that prevented me from giving this book 5 stars, I want to read the next one