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Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild

by George R. R. Martin, Wild Cards Trust

Tom Doherty Associates | February 11, 2014 | Trade Paperback

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The journey into high adventure soars on!

Let the secret history of the world be told--of the alien virus that struck Earth after World War II, and of the handful of survivors who found they now possessed superhuman powers. Some were called Aces, endowed with powerful mental and physical prowess. The others were Jokers, tormented by bizarre mind or body disfigurements. Some served humanity. Others wreaked terror. Now, forty years later, under the streets of Manhattan an evil genius unleashes the powers of darkness--and Aces and Jokers alike must fight for their lives.

Here, in the third volume of the Wild Cards series, seven of science fiction's most gifted writers take you on a journey of wonder and excitement.
Includes stories by:
Edward Bryant
Leanne C. Harper
George R. R. Martin
John J. Miller
Lewis Shiner
Walter Simons
Melinda M. Snodgrass

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.13 × 6.37 × 1.1 in

Published: February 11, 2014

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765326175

ISBN - 13: 9780765326171

Found in: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild

by George R. R. Martin, Wild Cards Trust

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 384 pages, 9.13 × 6.37 × 1.1 in

Published: February 11, 2014

Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0765326175

ISBN - 13: 9780765326171

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Chapter One  6:00 A.M.IT WAS AS DARK as it ever gets on Fifth Avenue, and as quiet.Jennifer Maloy glanced at the streetlights and the steady stream of traffic, and pursed her lips in annoyance. She didn’t like all the light and activity, but there wasn’t much she could do about it. This was, after all, Fifth Avenue and 73rd Street in the city that never sleeps. It had been equally as busy the past few mornings she’d spent checking out the area and she had no reason to expect that conditions would ever get any better.Hands thrust deep into the pockets of her trench coat, she strode past the five-story graystone apartment building and slipped into the alley behind it. Here was darkness and silence. She stepped into an area of the alley that was screened by a garbage Dumpster and smiled.No matter how many times she’d done this, she thought, it was still exciting. Her pulse speeded up and she breathed faster in anticipation as she put on a hoodlike mask that obscured her finely sculpted features and hid the mass of blond hair tied in a knot at the back of her head. She took off her trench coat, folded it neatly, and set it down next to the Dumpster. Under the coat she wore only a brief black string bikini and running shoes. Her body was lean and gracefully muscular, with small breasts, slim hips, and long legs. She bent down, unlaced and removed her sneakers and put them next to the trench coat.She ran a hand almost caressingly over the rear wall of the graystone apartment build
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The journey into high adventure soars on!

Let the secret history of the world be told--of the alien virus that struck Earth after World War II, and of the handful of survivors who found they now possessed superhuman powers. Some were called Aces, endowed with powerful mental and physical prowess. The others were Jokers, tormented by bizarre mind or body disfigurements. Some served humanity. Others wreaked terror. Now, forty years later, under the streets of Manhattan an evil genius unleashes the powers of darkness--and Aces and Jokers alike must fight for their lives.

Here, in the third volume of the Wild Cards series, seven of science fiction's most gifted writers take you on a journey of wonder and excitement.
Includes stories by:
Edward Bryant
Leanne C. Harper
George R. R. Martin
John J. Miller
Lewis Shiner
Walter Simons
Melinda M. Snodgrass

About the Author

GEORGE R. R. MARTIN's Song of Ice and Fire series, beginning with A Game of Thrones, is among the top-selling fantasy novels of this generation and is now an award-winning HBO series. Martin lives in New Mexico.

Editorial Reviews

Perhaps the most original and provocative of the shared worlds books.