The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES!
Return to the early days of the Wild Cards series, as a group of super-powered Aces set off on a fact-finding tour of the world
Ever since the Wild Card virus spread across New York, people have changed - some becoming superpowered 'Aces', some distorted and bizarre 'Jokers'. But the effects of the virus have spread, and all across the world new mutations are popping up.
Sent by the UN on a world tour, tasked with investigating and recording the spread of the virus - and the reactions of the world - a group of Aces will discover that no matter where in the world they are, one thing will remain the same. Humanity is capable of kindness, acceptance and tolerance. But not all of the time ...
Featuring stories by George R. R. Martin, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Stephen Leigh, Walter Simons and many more, this volume also contains two new stories by Carrie Vaughn and Kevin Andrew Murphy never before published in the UK.
* #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