Inside Straight

A Wild Cards Novel (Book One of the Committee Triad)

by George R. R. Martin, Wild Cards Trust

Series: Wild Cards (No. 12)

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  • 9780765357120
  • 9781429925495

Soon to be a show on Hulu!

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

In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent of those who survived mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by New York Times #1 bestseller George R. R. Martin along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then—and of the heroes among that one percent.

Originally begun in 1986, long before George R. R. Martin became a household name among fantasy readers ("The American Tolkien" --Time magazine), the Wild Cards series earned a reputation among connoisseurs for its smart reimagining of the superhero idea. Now, with Inside Straight, the Wild Cards continuity jumps forward to a new generation of major characters, entirely accessible to Martin's hundreds of thousands of new readers, with all-original stories by Martin himself, along with Daniel Abraham, Michael Cassutt, and Stephen Leigh, among others.

The Wild Cards Universe
The Original Triad
#1 Wild Cards
#2 Aces High
#3 Jokers Wild

The Puppetman Quartet
#4: Aces Abroad
#5: Down and Dirty
#6: Ace in the Hole
#7: Dead Man’s Hand

The Rox Triad
#8: One-Eyed Jacks
#9: Jokertown Shuffle
#10: Dealer’s Choice

#11: Double Solitaire
#12: Turn of the Cards

The Card Sharks Triad
#13: Card Sharks
#14: Marked Cards
#15: Black Trump

#16: Deuces Down
#17: Death Draws Five

The Committee Triad
#18: Inside Straight
#19: Busted Flush
#20: Suicide Kings

The Fort Freak Triad
#21: Fort Freak
#22: Lowball
#23: High Stakes

The American Triad
#24: Mississippi Roll
#25: Low Chicago
#26: Texas Hold 'Em

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


  • Tom Doherty Associates; January 2008
  • ISBN: 9781429925495
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in DRM-free ePub (digitally watermarked) format
  • Title: Inside Straight
  • Series: Wild Cards (No. 12)
  • Author: George R. R. Martin (ed.); Wild Cards Trust
  • Imprint: Tor Books
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  • 9780765357120
  • 9781429925495

In The Press

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


About The Author

Edited by George R. R. Martin,
with the assistance of Melinda M. Snodgrass--

--and written by:

Daniel Abraham
Melinda M. Snodgrass
Carrie Vaughan
Michael Cassutt
Caroline Spector
John Jos. Miller
George R. R. Martin
Ian Tregillis
S. L. Farrell

The four volumes (so far) of George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire, beginning with A Game of Thrones (Bantam, 1996), are among the top-selling fantasy of the last ten years. He lives in New Mexico.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780765357120
  • 9781429925495