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Wild Cards

(1986)
(The first book in the Wild Cards series)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
30 years later, the victims of the gene-altering 'Wild Cards' virus face a new nightmare. From the far reaches of space comes The Swarm, a deadly menace that could very will destroy the planet. Aces and Jokers must form an uneasy alliance and prepare for a battle they must not lose. When a group of SF's most imaginative writers discovered they shared a secret love of the larger-than-life heroes of the four-colour comics and Saturday matinee serials, they gave each other a challenge: What would our world be like if these superhuman heroes and villains had been real flesh-and-blood men and women who lived through this century's most turbulent history? In WILD CARDS 2, the year is 1970. The place is New York City, home of Aces High, the glamourous lounge atop the Empire State Building, and Jokertown, the squalid residence of the city's underclass. The victims of the Wild Card Virus are no longer new and strange, but neither are they accepted by a world that still fears them. But as the '80s dawn, all eyes are drwn to the skies, and the Wild Cards may be the planet's only hope, as an abomination called the Swarm arrives to threaten Earth.

Genre: Fantasy
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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wild Cards I: Expanded Edition
Author(s): George R R Martin, Wild Cards Trust
ISBN: 0-7653-9488-X / 978-0-7653-9488-0 (USA edition)
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1805 : USA Hardback
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Title: Wild Cards XVI - Deuces Down (Vol 5)
Author(s): Stephen Leigh, John J Miller
ISBN: 0-7434-4505-8 / 978-0-7434-4505-4 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Wild Cards (Wild Cards 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-575-13411-9 / 978-0-575-13411-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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June 2012 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Wild Cards I: Expanded Edition
Author(s): George R R Martin, Wild Cards Trust
ISBN: 0-7653-6507-3 / 978-0-7653-6507-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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November 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wild Cards I: Expanded Edition
Author(s): George R R Martin, Wild Cards Trust
ISBN: 0-7653-2615-9 / 978-0-7653-2615-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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November 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Wild Cards (v. 1)
Author(s): Various
ISBN: 0-7434-7520-8 / 978-0-7434-7520-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: I Books
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August 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wild Cards, Volume 2 (Vol 2)
Author(s): George Martin
ISBN: 0-7434-2391-7 / 978-0-7434-2391-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: I Books
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July 2001 : USA Paperback
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Title: Wild Cards (Wild Cards, Book 1) (Volume One) (v. 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-7434-2380-1 / 978-0-7434-2380-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: I Books
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December 1986 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Wild Cards (Volume 1)
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 0-553-26190-8 / 978-0-553-26190-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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May 1989 : UK Paperback

Title: Wild Cards: v. 1
Author(s): George R R Martin
ISBN: 1-85286-158-4 / 978-1-85286-158-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Wild Cards I (Wild Cards Series)
Author(s): George R R Martin (Editor)
ISBN: 1-5012-8382-0 / 978-1-5012-8382-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wild Cards I (Wild Cards Series)
Author(s): George R R Martin (Editor)
ISBN: 1-4558-9095-2 / 978-1-4558-9095-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Wild Cards I (Wild Cards Series)
Author(s): George R R Martin (Editor)
ISBN: 1-4558-9096-0 / 978-1-4558-9096-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wild Cards I (Wild Cards Series)
Author(s): George R R Martin (Editor)
ISBN: 1-4558-3298-7 / 978-1-4558-3298-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2011 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Wild Cards I (Wild Cards Series)
Author(s): George R R Martin (Editor)
ISBN: 1-4558-3299-5 / 978-1-4558-3299-6 (USA edition)
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November 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Wild Cards I (Wild Cards Series)
Author(s): George R R Martin (Editor)
ISBN: 1-4558-3300-2 / 978-1-4558-3300-9 (USA edition)
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November 2011 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Wild Cards I (Wild Cards Series)
Author(s): George R R Martin (Editor)
ISBN: 1-4558-3301-0 / 978-1-4558-3301-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Wild Cards
Author(s): George R R Martin
Publisher: Gollancz
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November 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Wild Cards I: Expanded Edition
Author(s): Wild Cards Trust
Publisher: Tor Books
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