The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES!
In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed 90% of those it infected. Nine percent survived, mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited by bestseller George R. R. Martin (called 'the American Tolkien' by TIME), is the tale of the history of the world since then - and of the heroes among the one percent.
Now, in the latest Wild Cards mosaic novel, we get to know the hard-bitten world of Manhattan's Fifth Precinct - or 'Fort Freak', as cops and malefactors alike call the cop-shop where every other desk sergeant, detective, and patrol officer is more than human.
Featuring original work by writers such as Cherie Priest, author of the bestselling BONESHAKER; Paul Cornell, HUGO-nominated comic book and DOCTOR WHO writer; David Anthony Durham, winner of 2009's JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER, and many others, FORT FREAK is one of the strongest offerings yet in the ongoing Wild Cards project.
* #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