The first trilogy of the Wild Cards series comes to a shocking conclusion in this superhero epic edited by bestselling author of Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin.
The streets of New York have erupted in celebration of Wild Card Day - the annual event held every September 15th to remember the dead and cherish the living. It is a day for fireworks, street fairs and parades, for political rallies and memorial banquets, for drinking and fighting in the alleys. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And this year - 1986, the 40th anniversary - promises to be the biggest and best Wild Card Day ever. The media and tourists have discovered the celebration, and taverns and restaurants expect record-setting. But lurking in the background is a twisted genius who cares nothing for the fun and festivity. The Astronomer has only one concern: destruction.
Featuring plotlines and writing from George R. R. Martin, John J. Miller, Lewis Shiner, Melinda Snodgrass and more, this novel wraps up the opening Wild Cards series, while also setting the stage for future adventures.
* #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