Wild Cards - Pairing Up (Wild Cards)

By Edited by George R. R. Martin, Assisted by Melinda M. Snodgrass

For decades, George R.R. Martin – bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire and creator of A GAME OF THRONES – has collaborated with an ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe.

Tales of Love & Lust from the World of the Wild Cards

An alien virus has ravaged the world. Survivors may draw an ace and receive superpowers, or the joker and become bizarrely mutated. And yet love still reigns supreme.

In this fantastical collection of all-new stories
• A jewel thief seduces a popular actor just so she can track down a long-lost treasure
• A teenager trapped in the body of a giant snail attempts to win his love
• A man discovers his purpose in life after meeting a beautiful butterfly woman.
• A young hero by the name of Hero McHeroface finds solace in the arms of an astrologer hiding her own unique powers

Superheroes and villains do battle over the human heart in this anthology set in the Wild Cards universe.

Contributors: Kevin Andrew Murphy, Christopher Rowe, Marko Kloos, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Bradley Denton, Walton Simons, Peter Newman, Gwenda Bond, David Anthony Durham

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 20 Jul 2023
Pages: 288
ISBN: 978-0-00-841066-7
GEORGE R.R. MARTIN is the globally bestsellingauthor of many fine novels, including A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons,which together make up the series A Song of Iceand Fire, on which HBO based the world’s most watched television series, Game of Thrones. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Since 1987 he has been creating and editing the shared-world Wild Cards universe, working with the finest writers in the genre.


‘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 -

'Delightfully imaginative speculation'TORONTO STAR -

'A treat for any fan of superhero stories'PUBLISHERS WEEKLY -

'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 -

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