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Wild Cards IThere is a secret history of the world! In this history, an alien virus struck the Earth in the aftermath of World War II, endowing a handful of survivors with extraordinary powers. Some, called Aces, gained superhuman mental and physical abilities. Others, the Jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. Some turned their talents to the service of humanity. Others used their powers for evil. Wild Cards is their story. Originally published in 1987, Wild Cards I includes powerful tales by Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, Howard Waldrop, Lewis Shiner, and George R. R. Martin himself. The new Wild Cards I Expanded Edition contains further original tales set at the beginning of the Wild Cards universe. Eminent new writers like Hugo–winner David Levine, noted screenwriter and novelist Michael Cassutt, and New York Times bestseller Carrie Vaughn crafted this Wild Cards volume.
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