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After the alien virus struck humanity in the wake of World War II, a handful of the survivors found they possessed superhuman powers. The Wild Cards shared-world volumes tell their story.

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.

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    Wild Card III: Jokers Wild by George R. R. Martin and Wild Cards Trust

September 15th is Wild Card Day, which commemorates the date the Wild card virus was released, spreading a wave of mutations around the globe. And 1986--the fortieth anniversary--promises to be the biggest Wild Card Day ever. But in New York City, not everyone is celebrating.

Year: 1987
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

    Wild Cards I by George R. R. Martin and Wild Cards Trust

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.

Year: 1987
Genre: Action & Adventure SFAlternate FantasySecret History

    Wild Cards II: Aces High by George R. R. Martin and Wild Cards Trust

Here in book two, Wild Cards II: Aces High, we trace these heroes and villains through the tumultuous 1980s, both like and unlike our own. Now, after centuries of travel through space, an extraterrestrial being called the Swarm is headed for Earth.

Year: 1987
Genre: Action & Adventure SFSecret History

    Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad by George R. R. Martin and Wild Cards Trust

The action-packed alternate fantasy returns for a new generation, featuring fiction from bestselling author George R. R. Martin, Michael Cassutt, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Lewis Shiner, and more--plus two completely new stories from Kevin Andrew Murphy and bestselling author Carrie Vaughn.

Year: 1988
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

    Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty by George R. R. Martin and Wild Cards Trust

Here, in the fifth volume of the exciting series, ten of science fiction's most gifted writers take readers on a journey of wonder and excitement in an astounding alternate history.Featuring the talents of John J. Miller, Roger Zelazny, Leanne C. Harper, Arthur Byron Cover, Melina C. Snodgrass, Edward Bryant, Stephen Leigh, Pat Cadigan, Walter Jon Williams, and George R. R. Martin.

Year: 1988
Genre: Action & Adventure SFSecret History

    Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole by George R. R. Martin and Wild Cards Trust

Travel on a journey of intrigue and adventure in this collaborative novel edited by bestselling author George R. R. Martin and written by five of science fiction's most imaginative talents: Stephen Leigh, Victor Milan, Walton Simons, Melinda M. Snodgrass, and Walter Jon Williams.

Year: 1990
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

    Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand by George R. R. Martin and John J. Miller

Chrysalis, the glass-skinned queen of the Joker underworld, has been found brutally murdered in her popular restaurant, the Crystal Palace. New two men are out to find her killer: Jay Ackroyd, the Ace private investigator who discovered her ruined body, and the vigilante archer known as the Yeoman, who has been framed for the crime.

Year: 1990
Genre: Action & Adventure SFSecret History

    Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle by George R. R. Martin and Wild Cards Trust

Bloat, the boy-governor of the Rox, wanted to make Ellis Island a safe haven for Jokers, and made a choice to recruit the Jumpers, superpowered teen outcasts who could steal a man's body in the blink of an eye.

Year: 1991
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

    Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks by George R. R. Martin and Wild Cards Trust

Perfect for current fans and new readers alike, One Eyed Jacks is a classic Wild Cards adventure, edited by bestselling author George R. R. Martin, and the first book in the Rox Triad.

Year: 1991
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

    Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire by Melinda Snodgrass and George R. R. Martin

Aboard his grandfather's spaceship and fleeing the violent turmoil between jokers, aces, and nats that his vicious ambition spawned, Blaise is headed for a new conquest: the planet Takis. Dr. Tachyon is left behind... but he's lost more than his only way of returning to his homeworld. Blaise has stolen his body, as well--leaving Tach trapped in the pregnant body of a teenage runaway.

Year: 1992
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

 

 

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1987Wild Card III: Jokers Wild by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, The Original Triad, Wild Cards
1987Wild Cards I by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, Alternate Fantasy, Secret History, The Original Triad, Wild Cards, Short Stories
1987Wild Cards II: Aces High by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, Secret History, The Original Triad, Wild Cards, Short Stories
1988Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, The Puppetman Quartet, Wild Cards
1988Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, Secret History, The Puppetman Quartet, Wild Cards
1990Wild Cards VI: Ace in the Hole by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, The Puppetman Quartet, Wild Cards
1990Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, Secret History, The Puppetman Quartet, Wild Cards
1991Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, The Rox Triad, Wild Cards
1991Wild Cards VIII: One-Eyed Jacks by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, The Rox Triad, Wild Cards
1992Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire by Melinda Snodgrass Action & Adventure SF, The Rox Triad, Wild Cards
1992Wild Cards XI: Dealer's Choice by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, Alternate Fantasy, The Rox Triad, Wild Cards
1993Wild Cards XII: Turn of the Cards by Victor Milan Action & Adventure SF, Wild Cards
2002Deuces Down by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, Wild Cards, Short Stories
2006Death Draws Five by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, Wild Cards, Short Stories

 

 

 


 

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