A world of Wild Cards! The alien virus arrived on Earth just after World War II and the world was never the same. For those who become infected, there are two results; death, or transformation. And depending on the recipient, death is sometimes the preferable outcome. Only a few lucky ones become super-human 'aces' as a side effect of the virus; the rest are turned into horrible, grotesque 'jokers'. It's a strange and wonderful, terrible and terrifying world where anything can go. A world that, in a twist of fate, could lie just outside your door.
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Contained within 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.
This is their story.
Wild Cards I includes powerful tales by Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, Howard Waldrop, Lewis Shiner, David Levine, Carrie Vaughn, Michael Cassut, and George R. R. Martin himself.About the Author:
George R.R. Martin work includes many short stories which are dominated by visual imagery. His most recent work A Song of Ice and Fire, a dynastic epic which includes A Game of Thrones has won him a number of fantasy writing awards.
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Book Description I Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. First Thus. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0743423801
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