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Inside Straight (Hardcover)

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In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it infected. Nine percent of those who survived mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The "Wild Cards" shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by "New York Times" #1 bestseller George R. R. Martin along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then--and of the heroes among that one percent. Originally begun in 1986, long before George R. R. Martin became a household name among fantasy readers ("The American Tolkien" --"Time "magazine), the "Wild Cards" series earned a reputation among connoisseurs for its smart reimagining of the superhero idea. Now, with "Inside Straight," the Wild Cards continuity jumps forward to a new generation of major characters, entirely accessible to Martin's hundreds of thousands of new readers, with all-original stories by Martin himself, along with Daniel Abraham, Michael Cassutt, and Stephen Leigh, among others.

About the Author

Edited by George R. R. Martin,

with the assistance of Melinda M. Snodgrass--

--and written by:

Daniel Abraham

Melinda M. Snodgrass

Carrie Vaughan

Michael Cassutt

Caroline Spector

John Jos. Miller

George R. R. Martin

Ian Tregillis

S. L. Farrell

The four volumes (so far) of George R. R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire, beginning with "A Game of Thrones "(Bantam, 1996), are among the top-selling fantasy of the last ten years. He lives in New Mexico.

Praise For…

"The shared-world series known as Wild Cards has had a long and illustrious history of contributors and achievements."

Product Details
ISBN: 9780765317810
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: January 22nd, 2008
Pages: 384