GEORGE R. R. MARTIN is the author of the internationally bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire (basis of HBO's popular Game of Thrones series) and editor of the multi-author collaborative Wild Cards series. Martin's many awards include four Hugos, two Nebulas, the Bram Stoker, and the World Fantasy Award.MELINDA M. SNODGRASS has worked on numerous shows in Hollywood, including Star Trek: The Next Generation, and she has written pilots and feature films. She coedits of the Wild Cards series and writes writes the urban fantasy Linnet Ellery books (beginning with This Case Is Gonna Kill Me) under the name Phillipa Bornikova.
"Delicious... Everything I'd hoped for in a new Wild cards book. The character interactions and plot twists have exactly the complexity, surprise, and unsentimental realism I'd expect out of a George R. R. Martin project." --Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will Be Invincible, on Inside Straight