Why this book?
How would superheroes have changed the world if they existed? That’s essentially what George RR Martin’s Wild Cards series. After WW2, an alien virus struck the Earth, endowing a handful of survivors with superhuman attributes—some helpful, some not so much. Featuring stories written by the likes of Roger Zelazny, Carrie Vaughn, and Martin himself, this series provides a fascinating look into how superpowers would really change the world.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
Soon to be a TV show on Hulu!
Back in print after a decade, expanded with new original material, this is the first volume of George R. R. Martin's Wild cards shared-world series
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 were termed Jokers—cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil.…