Inside Straight

Inside Straight

Book - 2008
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A new generation of aces comes of age as twenty-one of them compete against each other in a series of tasks and stunts on the blockbuster TV reality show "American Hero," and John Fortune, son of the show's creator, discovers his destiny.
Publisher: New York : Tor, c2008
ISBN: 9780765317810
0765317818
Branch Call Number: SF INSIDE
Characteristics: 382 p.

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Aug 22, 2016

I read on-line this is going to be a television series so decided to read a couple. One story told through a number of different authors including George R.R. Martin. Each author is tasked to tell the story from one or more of the aces (heroes). Story is o.k., writing is not bad. Best part is how the story ties into current issues/events like problems with how the United Nations operates, Arab Spring, Islamic uprisings, etc. I'll probably read at least one more and then watch the show and see how they translate book to television. Not sure it will be as good as Game of Thrones but hope it is better than Heroes.

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