Wild Cards I

Wild Cards I

Paperback - 2010 | Expanded ed., 1st ed.
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Now in development for TV!

Back in print after a decade, expanded with new original material, this is the first volume of George R. R. Martin's Wild cards shared-world series

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.

Now in development for TV!
Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot , with the co-editor of Wild Cards , Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.


The Wild Cards Universe
The Original Triad
#1 Wild Cards
#2 Aces High
#3 Jokers Wild

The Puppetman Quartet
#4: Aces Abroad
#5: Down and Dirty
#6: Ace in the Hole
#7: Dead Man's Hand

The Rox Triad
#8: One-Eyed Jacks
#9: Jokertown Shuffle
#10: Dealer's Choice

#11: Double Solitaire
#12: Turn of the Cards

The Card Sharks Triad
#13: Card Sharks
#14: Marked Cards
#15: Black Trump

#16: Deuces Down
#17: Death Draws Five

The Committee Triad
#18: Inside Straight
#19: Busted Flush
#20: Suicide Kings

The Fort Freak Triad
#21: Fort Freak
#22: Lowball
#23: High Stakes

The American Triad
#24: Mississippi Roll
#25: Low Chicago
#26: Texas Hold 'Em

Alternative Title: Wild cards 1
Wild cards one
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2010.
Edition: Expanded ed., 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765326157
0765326159
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: 493 p. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Martin, George R. R.

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pspice
Oct 09, 2016

The origin stories plus some new material. Heavy on historical events from World War II, Cold War, McCarthy hearings, Haight Ashbury, etc. I prefer a more cohesive novel such as the later Wild Card series, and not an intro to each character and how they got there. But they have to start somewhere I guess and it's pretty good.

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trevorbrightwell
Sep 05, 2015

Easy quick read. Most of the stories were good. I think they could they traveled to present day a little quickly. They could have spent more time developing how the virus spread.

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