Wild cards: Aces high
Soon to be a TV show on Hulu!
After the alien virus struck humanity in the wake of World War II, a handful of the survivors found they possessed superhuman powers. The Wild Cards shared-world volumes tell their story.
Here in book two, Wild Cards II: Aces High , we trace these heroes and villains through the tumultuous 1980s, both like and unlike our own. Now, after centuries of travel through space, an extraterrestrial being called the Swarm is headed for Earth. Meanwhile, some of the aces given superpowers by the virus are hatching conspiracies to control the human world. These factions are about to collide...and the fallout could be catastrophic.
Featuring stories from SF and fantasy giants such as George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, Lewis Shiner, Walter Jon Williams, and others. Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot , with the co-editor of Wild Cards , Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.
The Wild Cards Universe The Original Triad #1 Wild Cards #2 Aces High #3 Jokers Wild
The Puppetman Quartet #4: Aces Abroad #5: Down and Dirty #6: Ace in the Hole #7: Dead Man's Hand
The Rox Triad #8: One-Eyed Jacks #9: Jokertown Shuffle #10: Dealer's Choice
#11: Double Solitaire #12: Turn of the Cards
The Card Sharks Triad #13: Card Sharks #14: Marked Cards #15: Black Trump
#16: Deuces Down #17: Death Draws Five
The Committee Triad #18: Inside Straight #19: Busted Flush #20: Suicide Kings
The Fort Freak Triad #21: Fort Freak #22: Lowball #23: High Stakes
The American Triad #24: Mississippi Roll #25: Low Chicago #26: Texas Hold 'Em
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|Grouping Title||wild cards aces high|
|Grouping Author||george r r martin|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-09-13 04:47:14AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-02-20 04:52:18AM|
|auth_author2||Cadigan, Pat, 1953-, Martin, George R. R., Milán, Victor, Miller, John J., 1954-, Shiner, Lewis, Simons, Walton., Snodgrass, Melinda M., 1951-, Williams, Walter Jon, Zelazny, Roger|
|author2-role||Cadigan, Pat,1953-By lost ways., Martin, George R. R., Martin, George R. R.Jube., Martin, George R. R.Winter's chill., Milán, VictorWith a little help from his friends., Miller, John J.,1954-Half past dead., Shiner, LewisPennies from hell., Simons, Walton.If looks could kill., Snodgrass, Melinda M.,1951-Relative difficulties., Williams, Walter JonMr. Koyama's comet., Williams, Walter JonUnto the sixth generation., Zelazny, RogerAshes to ashes.|
|available_at_aacpl||Deale Library, Severna Park Library|
|detailed_location_aacpl||Deale Library - Paperback Fiction, Severna Park Library - Paperback Fiction|
|display_description||"It struck in the wake of World War II, a mysterious disease that killed almost 90 percent of those infected. A few of the survivors gained extraordinary powers while others were blighted with severe disabilities. Some of those afflicted chose to use their new abilities to help the human race. But some took a different path. In Aces high, it's the 1980s, but a 1980s both like and unlike our own. Now, after centuries of travel through space, an extraterrestrial being called the Swarm is headed for Earth. Meanwhile, some of the aces given superpowers by the virus are hatching conspiracies to control the human world. These factions are about to collide...and the fallout could be catastrophic"--Page  of cover.|
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|itype_aacpl||Science Fiction Paperback|
|owning_library_aacpl||Anne Arundel County Public Library|
|owning_location_aacpl||Deale Library, Severna Park Library|
|record_details||ils:a1060453|Book|Books|First Tor mass market edition.|English|Tor,|2013.|498 pages ; 17 cm.|
|subject_facet||Alternative histories (Fiction), Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction, Good and evil -- Fiction, Human-alien encounters -- Fiction, Science fiction, Short stories, Virus diseases -- Fiction|
|title_display||Wild cards. Aces high|
|title_full||Wild cards. Aces high [mass market] / edited by George R.R. Martin|
|topic_facet||Extraterrestrial beings, Good and evil, Human-alien encounters, Virus diseases|