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Wild Cards 4-7: The Puppetman Quartet: Aces Abroad, Down & Dirty, Ace in the Hole, Dead Man's Hand

George R.R. Martin

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Fiction, Science fiction

Four more books set in the famous shared-world superhero series created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES!

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 became 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.

THE PUPPETMAN QUARTET builds on the original trilogy and also introduces a new cast of heroes and villains, all trying to make their way in a changed world. But the mysterious Ace known as the Puppetman has a plan which will thrust him into a postion of immense power, and he is prepared to murder anyone who stands in his way...

This quartet contains stories by Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, Pat Cadigan, Walton Simons, Lewis Shiner, Michael Cassutt, John J. Miller, Melinda Snodgrass and George R. R. Martin himself.

Contains WILD CARDS: ACES ABROAD, WILD CARDS: DOWN AND DIRTY, WILD CARDS: ACE IN THE HOLE and WILD CARDS: DEAD MAN'S HAND

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SALES POINTS
* #13 in the Millennium Fantasy Masterworks series, a library of the most original and influential fantasy ever written

* George R. R. Martin is the bestselling author of the epic fantasy series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE; his short stories have won several Hugo Awards.

* Grace, suspense and just good old-fashioned knockout storytelling make it the kind of chiller one rereads Harlan Ellison

* A haunting, moving tale of supernatural terror. I loved it Ramsey Campbell

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