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A Wild Cards Mosaic Novel

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Baker & Taylor
A collection of "Wild Cards" tales finds veteran ace John Fortune assembling a team of powerful mutants to assist the world's troubled regions, in a volume that includes contributions by such writers as Melinda Snodgrass, Carry Vaughn, and Stephen Leigh.

McMillan Palgrave
In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent survived to mutate into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by New York Times #1 bestseller George R. R. Martin ("The American Tolkien" --Time magazine) along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then—and of the heroes among the one percent.

Now a new generation of heroes has taken its place on the world stage, its members crucial players in international events. At the United Nations, veteran ace John Fortune has assembled a team of young aces known as the Committee, to assist at trouble spots around the world–including a genocidal was in the Niger Delta, an invasion of zombies in hurricane ravaged New Orleans, and a freak nuclear explosion in a small Texas town.

From the #1 New York Times bestseller, the second of a new generation of Wild Cards tales



Blackwell North Amer
In the six decades since the alien plague known as the "Wild Card virus" spread a wave of mutations across the globe, humanity has begun to come to terms with its consequences. Grotesque half-human creatures known as "jokers" inhabit an underworld of their own, while the legendary prodigies known as "aces" have become real-world superheroes, complete with colorful names and costumes.
Now a new generation of aces has taken its place on the world stage, becoming crucial players in international events. At the United Nations, veteran ace John Fortune has assembled a team of young aces, known as the Committee, to assist at trouble spots around the world - including an invasion of zombies in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, a freak nuclear explosion in a small Texas town, and a fateful showdown with the forces of the oil-rich Islamic caliphate in the Middle East.
But their opponents have their own aces and jokers ready, including a Marxist revolutionary, a brutal mercenary, a young boy with apocalyptic powers, and a sinister arm of the FBI known as SCARE.

Baker
& Taylor

A latest collection of new Wild Cards tales finds veteran ace John Fortune assembling a team of powerful mutants to assist the world's troubled regions, in a volume that includes contributions by such writers as Melinda Snodgrass, Carry Vaughn, and Stephen Leigh. 50,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765317827
0765317826
Characteristics: 398 p. 25 cm

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Oct 18, 2016

I read Suicide Kings first and this is the preceding novel. Probably best to read them in order. But I am giving it the same 3.5 stars. The writing is winning me over and I really enjoy the political-social angles of the Aces, whether evil or good. They can be apolitical and unengaged, oblivious, communist, anarchist, sociopathic or humanist. Quite the gamut.

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