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22 April 2009 @ 02:44 pm
David D. Levine, Wild Cards author  
I've been waiting to announce this until I had some more specific news to report (and it is coming, and it is good, but there are still x's to be crossed and j's to be dotted), but as grrm has just let the cat partway out of the bag, I figure I ought to blog about it now.

I'm now a member of the Wild Cards consortium. The other members of the Wild Cards Class of 2009 are cmpriest, mamohanraj, davidadurham, and paulcornell2.

For those who don't know, Wild Cards is a shared universe (where multiple writers all create stories in the same setting, with their characters interacting with other writers' characters) that has been running since 1985. It's basically a superhero comic in prose form, a world in which superpowered "aces" and deformed "jokers" live, love, and struggle.

I was a huge fan of the series in college and for me to join in this bunch is the fulfillment of a dream I didn't think would ever have a chance of coming true.

billeylerbilleyler on April 22nd, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
YAY! That beats a good Once Removed Scoot and Weave any day!
Samantha Hendersonsamhenderson on April 22nd, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Steve Hutchison: MAD INTERESTEDfoomf on April 22nd, 2009 10:02 pm (UTC)
I am envious to an extent you may not quite grasp, almost to the extent of it being a superpower. However, I am unwilling to go back in time and establish the credentials and writing history and such, to be able to do this myself.

Go figure. Congratulations, man :)
Tony Piwistling on April 22nd, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Whoa! Congrats!
(The Other) Sandra: catbertthe_maenad on April 22nd, 2009 10:15 pm (UTC)
Many congratulations!
Matthew S. Rotundo: Typewritermatthewsrotundo on April 22nd, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
That's awesome news, David. Congrats!
csinman on April 22nd, 2009 10:23 pm (UTC)
CONGRATULATIONS! :D That's fantastic. I actually only had a vague idea of what the series was, via grrm's blog posts, and now I'm really interested.
The NewroticGirl: Elf 1 SQUEEnewroticgirl on April 22nd, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
I'm SUPER excited for you!!
David D. Levinedavidlevine on April 22nd, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
::icon luv::
Erin Cashiertherinth on April 22nd, 2009 10:40 pm (UTC)
Woot! :D
sarah_prineas on April 22nd, 2009 10:44 pm (UTC)
Cool! Congratulations, David!
Twilight: Sheer Joytwilight2000 on April 22nd, 2009 10:46 pm (UTC)
Woo Hoo!!! This is so very cool!!!
Ulrikaakirlu on April 22nd, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
Wow, that is really wonderful and majorly cool. Congratulations!
CJ Smithcjsmith on April 22nd, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
Oh EXCELLENT! That is awesome. Congratulations!
Blade Hamilton (aka VAXJedi)vaxjedi on April 22nd, 2009 11:06 pm (UTC)
Woo!!! I loved that series in high school. GURPS Wild Cards was the first GURPS book I ever bought, and I loved it to pieces.

I'll have to catch up on what's happened since I read them last.
dwightsdwights on April 22nd, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
Congrats! That's really neat. Look forward to your book...
robin catesbydeedop on April 22nd, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
vee_ecks on April 22nd, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, sweet!
Eleri Hamiltoneleri on April 23rd, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
oh, that ROCKS!
kellymcculloughkellymccullough on April 23rd, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
Major congrats, and well earned, but I've got to admit I'm way jealous.
princessalethea: Jiggy Gnomeprincessalethea on April 23rd, 2009 01:29 am (UTC)
Wow...huge congrats!!!
e_bournee_bourne on April 23rd, 2009 01:39 am (UTC)
Fantastic! I know Mark will be thrilled, he's a huge fan!
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joycemocha on April 23rd, 2009 02:46 am (UTC)
Ah. So that's why you were researching superheroes the other day!
Douglas Cohendouglascohen on April 23rd, 2009 03:34 am (UTC)
jeffsoesbe: homer woohoojeffsoesbe on April 23rd, 2009 06:33 am (UTC)
Excellent! That is very awesome and I, as a big Wild Cards fan, am very impressed.

I look forward to seeing what you and your class come up with.


- yeff