GEORGE R. R. MARTIN is the author of the acclaimed, internationally bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which is the basis of HBO's popular Game of Thrones television series. Martin has won multiple science fiction awards, including four Hugos, two Nebulas, the Bram Stoker, the Locus Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Daedelus, the Balrog, and the Daikon (Japanese Hugo).
Praise for the Wild Cards series"Perhaps the most original and provocative of the shared worlds books." --Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn"Delicious...Everything I hoped for in a new Wild Cards book. The character interactions and plot twists have exactly the complexity, surprise, and unsentimental realism I'd expect out of a George R. R. Martin project." --Austin Grossman, author of Soon I Will be Invincible on Inside Straight"This is a wild ride of good, blood-pumping fun that packs a surprisingly emotional punch for a book that looks on the surface like just another superhero adventure." -- Publishers Weekly on High Stakes"Emotionally powerful. Wild Cards deals up the variety of short fiction without losing the continuity of a novel."--The Seattle Times"A delightfully imaginative speculation."--The Toronto Star"Martin has assembled an impressive array of writers. . . . Progressing through the decades, Wild Cards keeps its momentum to the end." --Locus"The shared-world series known as Wild Cards has had a long and illustrious history of contributors and achievements." --SciFi.com"New readers and fans of the long-running series will both love the fast-paced plotting and the ever-expanding history of the Wild Card virus on this alternate Earth, where even the superheroes are human." --Shelf Awareness on Lowball"Highly recommended." --SFRevu on Lowball