I think I forgot to mention that _Three Kings_, the mosaic novel I wrote along with several other fine writers for Wild Cards, edited by Melinda M. Snodgrass, came out in the U.S. on March 15th. (It’s been out in the U.K. for a while.) I had a great time writing an alternate Alan Turing for this book! Although it’s the second book in our British series, it works just fine as a stand-alone, I think.
“Queen Margaret, who came to the English throne after the death of her sister Elizabeth, now lies on her death-bed. Summoning the joker ace Alan Turing, she urges him to seek the true heir: Elizabeth’s lost son. He was rumored to have died as a baby but, having been born a joker, was sent into hiding. Margaret dies and her elder son Henry becomes king and at once declares he wants to make England an “Anglo-Saxon country” and suggests jokers be sent “to the moon.” Dangerous tensions begin to tear the country apart. The Twisted Fists―an organization of jokers led by the Green Man―are becoming more militant. And Babh, goddess of war, sees opportunities to sow strife and reap blood…”
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