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Travel on a journey of intrigue and adventure in this collaborative novel edited by 1 New York Times bestselling author George R. Snodgrass, and Walter Jon Williams. Everything I hoped for. The character interactions and plot twists have exactly the complexity, surprise, and unsentimental realism I'd expect out of a George R. Martin project. Perhaps the most original and provocative of the shared worlds books. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn "Emotionally powerful. Wild Cards deals up the variety of short fiction without losing the continuity of a novel.
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In order for the party to nominate a candidate, they must have a majority of the delegates vote for them at the convention. If they secure enough delegates in the primary process, they are called the "presumptive" nominee. Once the convention begins, the delegates, like Jack Braun, participate in one or more rounds of voting.
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The first round, the delegates must vote according to the primary vote in their state. So if Hartman won the California primary, Jack is obligated to vote for him in the first round. But if Hartman or any other candidate can't get a majority of the votes, the delegates vote again, this time for whoever they want. Considering how many candidates are running two more than in our history this is probably what happens in the book.
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Since a strange alien virus created the superhuman beings known as Aces and Jokers 40 years ago, they have struggled for respect and recognition. Now, they are key players in a presidential convention torn by hatred and dissent as assassins stalk the halls of the convention and one of the candidates plans to use his secret Wild Card power for evil. A journey of intrigue an Since a strange alien virus created the superhuman beings known as Aces and Jokers 40 years ago, they have struggled for respect and recognition.
A journey of intrigue and adventure written by five of science fiction's most imaginative talents. Get A Copy. Mass Market Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title.
Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ace in the Hole , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Sep 07, Leelas rated it really liked it Shelves: superheroes. I started this book not knowing what to expect. Worrying me more was the fact that I had not yet been sold on the mosaic novel format.
Jokers Wild which, to be fair, was the first mosaic novel ever written , while a very good novel when at its best, felt, at its worse, like the novelization of a PBeM roleplaying game. And so I started reading Ace in the Hole. I was I started this book not knowing what to expect.
I was hoping for, though not necessarily expecting, a cracker of a conclusion. On the first page, a mysterious short joker hires a certain sociopathic ace to kill a certain evil politician. It just got better from there. Yeah, this one's a cracker. Unlike Jokers Wild, it's tightly focused, with only 5 authors to JW's 7 , and without the distracting B plot and C plot which plagued the first mosaic novel. Jokers Wild was a classic case of too many cooks spoiling the broth. Ace in the Hole, by contrast, fools you into thinking htere's only one supercook, and damn is that broth delicious.
In addition to the historical figures who actually ran in that election, there are two fictitious men - Senator Gregg Hartmann, a massively popular Obama-like figure who's running on a platform of joker's rights, and Reverend Leo Barnett, a charismatic southern preacher, who wants to lock up jokers "for their own good".
As for the PoV characters: Puppetman the secret ace is campaigning to be president. Tachyon and Golden Boy are both campaigning for Senator Hartmann. Sara Morgenstern is out to expose Puppetman as the secret ace he really is. Demise has been contracted to kill Puppetman. Mack the Knife is out to kill whoever Puppetman wants him to kill.
Needless to say, all hell breaks loose. There are some absolutely classic ace vs. Then there's the ending. Hooooooo shiiiiit the ending. The ending is beyond screwed up and one of the coolest things I've ever read. This book is what Wild Cards is all about. Aug 28, Brainycat rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: fans of pulp scifi.
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This book makes up for volume 5 of the series. It's storyline is like a tragedy, and not everybody gets to live happily ever after. It's set during the Democratic Convention in Atlanta in '88, where Senator Hartmann is trying to win the nomination against the far right candidate Reverend Barnett. The chickens come home to roost, as the histories of all the biggest players in the series come barrelling down out of history and demand their due, while the aces and jokers desperately try to get the r This book makes up for volume 5 of the series.
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