Wild Cards - Mississippi Roll (Wild Cards)

By Edited by George R.R. Martin

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series.

In the aftermath of World War II, the Earth’s population was devastated by a terrifying alien virus. Those who survived were changed forever. Some, known as jokers, were cursed with bizarre mental and physical abnormalities; others, granted superhuman abilities, are the lucky few known as aces.
In this volatile and divided world, intrigue and violence are never far away and a trip up the Mississippi River aboard the steamer Natchez is no exception. Boats full of joker refugees spark conflict between super-powered aces. Zombies and vast alligators lurk beneath the water. And in the steam of the engine room, a spirit stands ready to defend its riverboat home.
Edited by Number One New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, Mississippi Roll features the writing talents of Stephen Leigh, David D. Levine, John Jos. Miller, Kevin Andrew Murphy, Cherie Priest, and Carrie Vaughn.

Praise for The Wild Cards series

‘GREAT’ – The Guardian

’A complex, intricately, imagined universe’ – The Telegraph

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 14 Nov 2019
Pages: 336
ISBN: 978-0-00-828763-4
George R.R. Martin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and Fire— A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons. As a writer-producer, he has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


”'Deep and complex” - Starburst

”'Perhaps the most original and provocative of the shared worlds books.” - Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn

'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 -