For decades, George R.R. Martin – bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire – has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe.
In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth’s population was devastated by a terrifying alien virus. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some, known as Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are known as Aces.
Wild Cards tells the stories of this world.
About the author
George R.R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire — A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 1987 he has been creating and editing the shared-world Wild Cards universe, working with the finest writers in the genre.
PRAISE FOR THE WILD CARDS SERIES:
“Perhaps the most original and provocative of the shared worlds books.”
Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn
“Martin has assembled an impressive array of writers. . . . Progressing through the decades, Wild Cards keeps its momentum to the end.”
“The shared-world series known as Wild Cards has had a long and illustrious history of contributors and achievements.” SciFi.com