A world of Wild Cards! The alien virus arrived on Earth just after World War II and the world was never the same. For those who become infected, there are two results; death, or transformation. And depending on the recipient, death is sometimes the preferable outcome. Only a few lucky ones become super-human 'aces' as a side effect of the virus; the rest are turned into horrible, grotesque 'jokers'. It's a strange and wonderful, terrible and terrifying world where anything can go. A world that, in a twist of fate, could lie just outside your door.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
George R.R. Martin is the author of six titles in the A Song of Ice and Fire series: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords Part One: Steel and Snow, A Storm of Swords Part Two: Blood and Gold, A Feast for Crows and the long-awaited A Dance with Dragons. A Game of Thrones is now a major Sky Atlantic TV series from HBO, starring Sean Bean.
He has also written Fevre Dream, the ultimate science fiction horror novel, several collections of short stories and numerous scripts for television drama. He was also the co-author of SF adventure tale Hunter's Run. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.