Edited by George R.R. Martin & Melinda M. Snodgrass
Review by Drew Bittner
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765317834
Date: 22 December 2009 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
In SUICIDE KINGS, the final part of the Committee trilogy of Wild Cards novels, it's time for a final reckoning. From official release/information:
From Editor's website: This latest installment in the Wild Cards saga concludes the "Committee" arc that began with Inside Straight and continued with Busted Flush. As with the climactic volumes of past triads, Suicide Kings is a full mosaic novel, a single continuous narrative featuring six protagonists, whose stories are interwoven throughout the book. It's a form unique to Wild Cards, and a demanding one, but we think the results are worth it. In some ways, it is similar to what I've done with my Ice & Fire fantasies, but with each viewpoint character written by a different author.
This time around the contributing writers are Ian Tregillis, Caroline Spector, Melinda Snodgrass, Victor Milan, S.L. Farrell, and Daniel Abraham. Rustbelt, the Amazing Bubbles, Double Helix, the Radical, Gardener, and Jonathan (Bugsy) Hive provide the threads for our tapestry in this tale of love, war, revenge, and madness in the heart of darkness... but other Wild Cards favorites will also appear, including Cameo, Hoodoo Mama, Lohengrin, Dr. Finn, Popinjay, and many more. Not to mention the usual host of new characters, in parts both large and small.
(Source: Tor Books)