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Wild Cards I: Volume One Mass Market Paperback – June 26, 2012
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This volume in the Wild Cards shared-world saga is an expanded edition of the first in the series, containing all the stories and pseudodocuments of the alternate time line launched when the Wild Card virus hit during WWII that were in the 1987 original edition. Some of the stories have been expanded, and to them are added a batch of new stories that, by and large, fit well with the old. Among the best of the oldies are Walter Jon Williams’ “Witness” and Melinda Snodgrass’ “Degradation Rites.” Carrie Vaughn has done the new “Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan,” and David Levine, “Powers.” Old faithfuls among Wild Cards fans may really revel, but even newbies should enjoy this solid volume of intelligent entertainment. --Roland Green --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
“Delicious… Everything I'd hoped for in a new Wild cards book. The character interactions and plot twists have exactly the complexity, surprise, and unsentimental realism I'd expect out of a George R. R. Martin project.” ―Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will Be Invincible, on Inside Straight
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The Wild Card series takes place just after world war 2. A deadly virus, The Wild Card virus, arrives from an alien planet and naturally we fail to contain it and it's released over New York city. It kills thousands and those it doesn't kill, It transforms. There are aces with end up with Superman like powers and there are jokers, Nasty looking creatures who are often treated like trash. There are other classifications but those are the main ones in this book. Anyways, Wild Cards 1 tells us the story of how people deal with the virus and how it effects the world around them.
Personally, I think it's a fantastic book. Highly original and written by a great team of authors, Including George R.R. Martin himself. I would highly recommend it, Especially if you are a fan of George R.R. Martin or a fan of science fiction in general. Mind you though it's incredibly different from the Song of Ice and Fire series but it's just as great.
I requested that the publisher put out a Kindle edition and was thrilled when it showed up. Better than showed up as, apparently, the original work had some revision done before the release. Not having read it for more than a decade, I can't really spot what was added, deleted, modified. But I enjoyed it as much as I ever did on any previous read.
And, the subsequent Wild Card novels are starting to appear for Kindle too. I have my work cut out for me!
If you are new to the Wild Cards saga - this is the place to start. The later books in the series read like novels rather than a collection of short stories. But this is the place to learn the history of the WC universe and meet the characters that shaped it.
It's also an often depressing, too realistic style for my taste. George RR Martin's influence is definitely present.
Overall, interesting and worth a read.
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