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Wild Cards XVI: Deuces Down

An alien biological weapon was accidentally detonated over New York City, killing countless numbers of people. Those who survived, soon began to wish they had died once they discovered that they had been forever mutated by the virus unleashed in the blast. In this all-new collection of Wild Cards stories, the spotlight is on the most unusual Wild Cards of them all the Deuces. Their role in the Wild Cards Universe is just as important as that of the Aces and the Jokers. In fact, their actions have affected the course of Wild Cards history.

Set in an alternate, shared-world universe, Deuces Down is the one place you’ll find such never-before-told tales as John Jos. Miller’s exciting 1969 World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Brooklyn Dodgers; Michael Cassutt’s first moon landing, when the whole world wasn’t watching; Walton Simons’ Great New York City Blackout of 1977; Melinda M. Snodgrass’s account of Grace Kelly’s mysterious appearance during the filming of The French Lieutenant’s Woman. It’s a strange and terrifying world, where anything can happen. A world of Wild Cards.

Characters in this book include…