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Wild cards: Aces high

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First Tor mass market edition.

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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, in 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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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.
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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 [4] of cover.
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subject_facet Alternative histories (Fiction), Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction, Good and evil -- Fiction, Human-alien encounters -- Fiction, Science fiction, Short stories, Virus diseases -- Fiction
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