Aces Abroad (Wild Cards Series #4)

Aces Abroad (Wild Cards Series #4)

by George R. R. Martin, Wild Cards Trust

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Overview

Soon to be a show on Hulu!

Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor ofWild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.

The action-packed alternate fantasy returns for a new generation, featuring fiction from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, Michael Cassutt, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Lewis Shiner, and more—plus two completely new stories from Kevin Andrew Murphy and bestselling author Carrie Vaughn.

Forty years after the Wild Card Virus's release, the World Health Organization decides it's time to take a delegation of Aces, Jokers, politicians, and journalists on a fact-finding mission to learn how other countries are dealing with the virus that reshaped humanity. Leading the team is Gregg Hartmann, a senator with presidential aspirations and a dangerous ace up his sleeve. Joining him is a menagerie of some of the series' best and most popular Wild Cards, including Dr. Tachyon, aces Peregrine and Golden Boy, and jokers Chrysalis, Troll, and Father Squid.

From the jungles of Haiti and Peru to the tumultuous political climate of Egypt, from a monastery in Japan to the streets of the most glamorous cities of Europe, the Wild Cards are in for an eye-opening trip. While some are worshiped as actual gods, those possessing the most extreme mutations are treated with a contempt that's all too familiar to the delegates from Jokertown. New alliances will be formed, new enemies will be made, and some actions will fulfill centuries-old prophecies that make ripples throughout the future of the Wild Cards universe.

The Wild Cards Universe

The Original Triad

#1 Wild Cards

#2 Aces High

#3 Jokers Wild

The Puppetman Quartet

#4: Aces Abroad

#5: Down and Dirty

#6: Ace in the Hole

#7: Dead Man’s Hand

The Rox Triad

#8: One-Eyed Jacks

#9: Jokertown Shuffle

#10: Dealer’s Choice

#11: Double Solitaire

#12: Turn of the Cards

The Card Sharks Triad

#13: Card Sharks

#14: Marked Cards

#15: Black Trump

#16: Deuces Down

#17: Death Draws Five

The Committee Triad

#18: Inside Straight

#19: Busted Flush

#20: Suicide Kings

The Fort Freak Triad

#21: Fort Freak

#22: Lowball

#23: High Stakes

The American Triad

#24: Mississippi Roll

#25: Low Chicago

#26: Texas Hold 'Em

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765335586
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 01/13/2015
Series: Wild Cards Series , #4
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 270,406
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

GEORGE R. R. MARTIN's Song of Ice and Fire series, beginning with A Game of Thrones, is among the top-selling fantasy novels of this generation and is now an award-winning HBO series. Martin lives in New Mexico.

Hometown:

Santa Fe, NM

Date of Birth:

September 20, 1948

Place of Birth:

Bayonne, NJ

Education:

B.S., Northwestern University, 1970; M.S., Northwestern University, 1971

Table of Contents

The Tint of Hatred / Stephen Leigh

The Journal of Xavier Desmond / George R.R. Martin

Beasts of Burden / John J. Miller

Blood Rights / Leanne C. Harper

Warts and All / Kevin Andrew Murphy

Down by the Nile / Gail Gerstner-Miller

The Teardrop of India / Walton Simons

Down in the Sreamtime / Edward Bryant

Zero Hour / Lewis Shiner

Always Spring in Prague / Carrie Vaughn

Puppets / Victor W. Milán

Mirrors of the Soul / Melinda M. Snodgrass

Legends / Michael Cassutt

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Aces Abroad 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Aces Abroad shows us an ugly side of the Wild Cards world, which makes the series all the better. From the slums of Haiti to the fanatics of The Nur & The Living Gods of Egypt, even the twisted appetites of The Puppetman are shown throughout this book, which sets the stage for the next in the series. A must-get & read.