Wild Cards: Knaves Over Queens

Wild Cards: Knaves Over Queens

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By George R. R. Martin

Release Date: August 13th 2019

Signed Hardcover & Trade Paperback

Developed by aliens and field-tested on Earth, the virus known as Xenovirus Takis-A was released in New York in 1946, changing the course of human history forever. Most of those infected die — and a tiny percentage become deformed beings known as jokers. A lucky few survivors become aces: superhumans gifted with amazing powers. Now the virus has reached Britain. There, Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, gifted with extraordinary longevity, together with the Enigma ace Alan Turing, set up a special organization named the Order of the Silver Helix. They will need all of the wild cards they can find if they are to deal with the terrifying mutations spawned by the virus.

Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and Melinda M. Snodgrass, Knaves Over Queens features the writing talents of Paul Cornell, Marko Kloos, Mark Lawrence, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Emma Newman, Peter Newman, Peadar O Guilin, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Caroline Spector, and Charles Stross.

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    Wild Cards: Knaves Over Queens

    By George R. R. Martin

    Release Date: August 13th 2019

    Signed Hardcover & Trade Paperback

    Now in development for TV!

    EXPLORE THE WILD CARDS UNIVERSE

    An alien virus has changed the course of history, and the surviving population of Manhattan struggles to understand the new world left in its wake. Natural humans share the rough city with those given extraordinary―and sometimes terrifying―traits. While most manage to coexist in an uneasy peace, not everyone is willing to adapt.

    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 of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer

    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

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    Weight 1.88 lbs