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Aces High - George R.R. Martin
Aces High
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30 years later, the victims of the gene-altering 'Wild Cards' virus face a new nightmare. From the far reaches of space comes The Swarm, a deadly menace that could very will destroy the planet. Aces and Jokers must form an uneasy alliance and prepare for a battle they must not lose. When a group... show more
30 years later, the victims of the gene-altering 'Wild Cards' virus face a new nightmare. From the far reaches of space comes The Swarm, a deadly menace that could very will destroy the planet. Aces and Jokers must form an uneasy alliance and prepare for a battle they must not lose. When a group of SF's most imaginative writers discovered they shared a secret love of the larger-than-life heroes of the four-colour comics and Saturday matinee serials, they gave each other a challenge: What would our world be like if these superhuman heroes and villains had been real flesh-and-blood men and women who lived through this century's most turbulent history? In WILD CARDS 2, the year is 1970. The place is New York City, home of Aces High, the glamourous lounge atop the Empire State Building, and Jokertown, the squalid residence of the city's underclass. The victims of the Wild Card Virus are no longer new and strange, but neither are they accepted by a world that still fears them. But as the '80s dawn, all eyes are drwn to the skies, and the Wild Cards may be the planet's only hope, as an abomination called the Swarm arrives to threaten Earth.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780553264647 (0553264648)
Publisher: Spectra
Pages no: 390
Edition language: English
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Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews
Brainycat's Occaisonal Reviews rated it
5.0 Aces High
Another fantastic book in this series. It didn't feel as episodic as the first book; the storyline sticks very close to the main antagonism. A great read for fans of neuvo pulp scifi.
The Deckled Edge
The Deckled Edge rated it
4.0
The second Wild Cards is much more focused the first with a tight, central plot revolving around the threat posed by an alien race known as the Swarm. I didn't like this one quite as much as the first book. Possibly because the writers didn't have as much free reign with their stories and characte...
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it
5.0
In the second book of this shared-world series, the authors introduce a new Big Bad (the Astronomer) and a threat to the world -- the alien Swarm. Basically a novelized form of the cross-over "Big Event" that most comic book companies do from time to time, where some major threat affects every serie...
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