Order of Wild Cards Books
Wild Cards is a series of science fiction/alternate history anthologies edited by George R.R. Martin (with Melinda Snodgrass). The series was inspired by comic book superheroes and the roleplaying game Superworld. The series is set following World War II when an alien virus is unleashed on New York City, killing almost everyone who goes near it. Most of those who survive are turned into “Jokers,” which are deformed creatures, and a select few are given superpowers (and called “Aces”).
George R.R. Martin began his Wild Cards anthology series in 1986 with voulme 1 of the series, entitled Wild Cards. The series is currently ongoing. Besides Martin himself, some of the authors who have contributed to the series include Roger Zelazny, Lewis Shiner, Walter Jon Williams, Pat Cadigan, Howard Waldrop, Leanne C. Harper, Chris Claremont, Victor Milan and John J. Miller. Below is a list of George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards anthologies in order of when they were originally published:
Publication Order of Wild Cards Anthologies
Publication Order of Wild Cards Mosaic: New Cycle Anthologies
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Wild Cards Synopsis: In Wild Cards I (edited by George R.R. Martin), an alien virus hit the Earth after World War II, giving some of the survivors superpowers. Some of these people were called “Aces,” and they possess mental and physical powers. The others are called “Jokers,” and they have mental and physical disabilities. The anthology includes stories by Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, Howard Waldrop, Lewis Shiner, and George R.R. Martin.