Texas Hold'em (Wild Cards, #27)
Texas Hold'em: A Wild Cards Novel is an adventure in the bestselling shared-universe science fiction superhero series, edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and featuring the writing talents of David Anthony Durham (Acacia Trilogy), Max Gladstone (the Craft Sequence), Victor Milan (Dinosaur Lords series), Diana Rowland (Kara Gillian and White Trash Zombie series), Walton Simons, Caroline Spector and William F. Wu.

Texas Hold'em (Wild Cards, #27) Details

TitleTexas Hold'em (Wild Cards, #27)
Author
ReleaseNov 6th, 2018
PublisherTor Books
ISBN-139780765390592
Rating
GenreComics, Superheroes, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Texas Hold'em (Wild Cards, #27) Review

  • Marta Cox
    January 1, 1970
    This amazing collaboration is set in the world created initially by George R.R. Martin and I love that others get to play upon this rich tapestry. Essentially it's set in a time after Earth has been forever changed by an alien virus. The population is still human but many are something much more terrifying. We have those known as Jokers, with mental and physical deformities; others known as Aces possess powers that resemble superheroes and yes they are outnumbered by the normal humans and often This amazing collaboration is set in the world created initially by George R.R. Martin and I love that others get to play upon this rich tapestry. Essentially it's set in a time after Earth has been forever changed by an alien virus. The population is still human but many are something much more terrifying. We have those known as Jokers, with mental and physical deformities; others known as Aces possess powers that resemble superheroes and yes they are outnumbered by the normal humans and often ostracized or persecuted. So explanations aside what happens in this book ? It's quite a normal situation really with a school band traveling to a contest so obviously we get pupils and those sent to chaperone them. Ok it's obviously not that straightforward and the kids are Jokers and we might even find the odd Ace hiding amongst them. Their chaperones are very experienced Aces and whether they want to be there or not these escorts are determined to protect their charges. Things get complicated right from the start with protesters, old rivals and even a missing contestant ! What follows is utter chaos as the contest continues amidst angst, romance, petty jealousies and a lot of mischief.An incredible idea that actually works. I thoroughly enjoyed this foray into the imagination of these assembled authors and enjoyed the myriad of surprises.This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair
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  • Kendra
    January 1, 1970
    An okay entry in the Wild Cards series for YA readers. A high school band competition brings together a band of jokers, some hidden aces, and a mix of admirers and bigots in San Antonio Texas.The students and their escorts, adult aces, deal with protesters, conspiracies, runaways, great music, romance, traps, crude humor, and other goings-on. Some of the multiple stories dragged and were less than essential to the primary plot (the story in which a pianist runs away with a charismatic ace and is An okay entry in the Wild Cards series for YA readers. A high school band competition brings together a band of jokers, some hidden aces, and a mix of admirers and bigots in San Antonio Texas.The students and their escorts, adult aces, deal with protesters, conspiracies, runaways, great music, romance, traps, crude humor, and other goings-on. Some of the multiple stories dragged and were less than essential to the primary plot (the story in which a pianist runs away with a charismatic ace and is hunted down by other aces dragged badly and didn't tie in well with the rest of the book), but overall, fans of the series will probably enjoy parts of it.
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    Texas Hold'em is the twenty-seventh book in the Wild Cards series. This should not be read as a standalone or you will have have a difficult time understanding what Jokers, Aces, and Wildcards are and how they became that way. This is an average story in the series and is geared towards Young Adults as it deals with a group of high school students who travel to a band contest. This adult enjoyed it for the story it was.
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  • Henry Lazarus
    January 1, 1970
    George R. R. Martin, who isn’t writing new Game of Throne books, has edited a heart-warming wild cards tale, Texas Hold'em (hard from Tor) set at a high-school Jazz band competition in San Antonio. The band from Xavier Desmond High are all jokers, causing lots of bible belt protests. There’s a stink bomb, a kidnaping, and a lot of music. Prejudiced kids are taught lessons, and somehow it all works out. It left a tear in my eye.Review printed by Philadelphia Free Press
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  • R
    January 1, 1970
    First of all, I've read all 25+ books in this series except 2 and 3 for some reason. After the last grimdark series and the riverboat weirdness of the last one, this was a closer return to form. Plus...Popinjay! Fun little jaunt.What's needed in the next book is a return to form with more of the variety of powers going up against powers.
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  • Brian
    January 1, 1970
    Dnf. It is a day in the life of kids at a music competition. Not what I enjoy about the series. Hoping the next is better.
  • Marcia
    January 1, 1970
    If you enjoy the Wild Card shared world series this is a good book continuing with Aces, Jokers and those in between in the 21st century.
  • Doug Murphy
    January 1, 1970
    A mishmash featuring anti-joker fanatics at a high school band competition in San Antonio.
  • Shawn Manning
    January 1, 1970
    Another fun installment in the series. Certainly a bit lighter than the last volume.
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