The first volume of George R. R. Martin's WILD CARDS shared-world series, back in print after a decade—and expanded with new, original material. There is a secret history of the world—a history in which an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of... show more
The first volume of George R. R. Martin's WILD CARDS shared-world series, back in print after a decade—and expanded with new, original material.
There is a secret history of the world—a history in which an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some were called Aces—those with superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others were termed Jokers—cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story.
Originally published in 1987, Wild Cards I includes powerful tales by Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, Howard Waldrop, Lewis Shiner, and George R. R. Martin himself. And this new, expanded edition contains further original tales set at the beginning of the Wild Cards universe, by eminent new writers like Hugo–winner David Levine, noted screenwriter and novelist Michael Cassutt, and New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn
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Publish date: December 1st 2007
Pages no: 432
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!