Continuing the best alternate universe series edited by George R.R. Martin, the sixth volume in the Wild Cards saga is set in Atlanta, 1988. Terror stalks the halls of the Omni convention center. A fanatical religious leader has vowed to crush the rights of all Wild Cards, and a hidden Ace wields... show more
Continuing the best alternate universe series edited by George R.R. Martin, the sixth volume in the Wild Cards saga is set in Atlanta, 1988. Terror stalks the halls of the Omni convention center. A fanatical religious leader has vowed to crush the rights of all Wild Cards, and a hidden Ace wields a terrifying power to determine the outcome of the convention. Against this backdrop of passion and intrigue, a handful of Aces and Jokers struggle for control of a nation. Features stories by Walton Simons, Victor Milan, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Stephen Leigh, and Walter Jon Williams.
Publish date: November 23rd 2010
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
I haven't read more than a snippet or two from George R.R. Martin (I could not get into A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1), so it wasn't George's reputation that lured me into picking this up. It was actually Daniel Abraham's Wild Card short story in an anniversary anthology from Tor. He...
Two things have kept me from reading this series for quite some time:1) The "mosaic" novel aspect: I felt that switching authorial voices every chapter would dilute the storytelling.2) I wasn't sure how much I'd enjoy "superhero" stories without the sequential art.For reservation number 1, it wasn't...
I started this book last year for the one and only reason that it was directed by George Martin, and I was in love with his style from his now well-known and massively-mediatized series, A Song of Ice and Fire . I loved that series, every second of it, so here I was bouncing up and down when I hear...
I like the premise, about aliens using our planet as a testing lab and the results. Didn't care so much for a jaded alt-history left leaning retell. This just reminded me of Watchmen, in that the super powered are simply flawed humans. I don't like that.
Always a sense of retro-geekiness reading the Wild Card series but it's all good!