Wild Cards Series

31 primary works • 57 total works
Wild Cards is a science fiction and superhero anthology series set in a shared universe. The series was created by a group of New Mexico science fiction authors, and mostly edited by George R. R. Martin.

In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed ninety percent of those it in…

Book 1

Wild Cards
3.69
· 12543 Ratings · 1067 Reviews · published 1986 · 67 editions
Just after World War 2 over New York City, an alie…
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Book 2

Aces High
3.86
· 5136 Ratings · 266 Reviews · published 1987 · 58 editions
It all began in 1946, when the bizarre, gene-alter…
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Book 3

Jokers Wild
3.92
· 3473 Ratings · 158 Reviews · published 1987 · 50 editions
Let the secret history of the world be told—of the…
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Book 4

Aces Abroad
3.78
· 2337 Ratings · 104 Reviews · published 1988 · 31 editions
What would our world be like if superhuman heroes …
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Book 5

Down and Dirty
3.88
· 1895 Ratings · 66 Reviews · published 1988 · 25 editions
The fifth volume in this totally-unique "mosaic no…
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Book 6

Ace in the Hole
4.03
· 1559 Ratings · 65 Reviews · published 1990 · 21 editions
Since a strange alien virus created the superhuman…
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Book 7

Dead Man's Hand
3.97
· 1484 Ratings · 54 Reviews · published 1990 · 17 editions
Sin dejar de lado la ficción especulativa y la cre…
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Wild Cards: Graphic Novel
3.50
· 94 Ratings · 13 Reviews · published 1990 · 1 edition
It all began in 1946, when the bizarre, gene-alter…
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Book 8

One-Eyed Jacks
3.73
· 1051 Ratings · 34 Reviews · published 1991 · 11 editions
Cover: Timothy Truman
Editor: George R.R. Martin
Con…
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Book 9

Jokertown Shuffle
3.72
· 989 Ratings · 34 Reviews · published 1991 · 12 editions
Bloat, the boy governor of the Rox, had dreams as …
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Book 10

Double Solitaire
3.73
· 754 Ratings · 31 Reviews · published 1992 · 5 editions
Fleeing the battle between the Jokers, Aces, and N…
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Book 11

Dealer's Choice
3.79
· 736 Ratings · 19 Reviews · published 1992 · 4 editions
This exciting volume in the bestselling series bri…
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Book 12

Turn of the Cards
3.68
· 613 Ratings · 21 Reviews · published 1993 · 1 edition
Pursued by the CIA, the DEA, and the Wild Card mis…
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Book 13

Card Sharks
3.73
· 603 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 1993 · 1 edition
A group of SF's most imaginative writers, who shar…
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Book 14

Marked Cards
3.73
· 515 Ratings · 19 Reviews · published 1994 · 1 edition
A beautiful young reporter and a small group of jo…
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Book 15

Black Trump
3.80
· 470 Ratings · 9 Reviews · published 1995 · 1 edition
Finally flushed into the open by the heroism of a …
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Book 16

Deuces Down
3.65
· 616 Ratings · 39 Reviews · published 2002 · 14 editions
An alien biological weapon was accidentally detona…
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Book 17

Death Draws Five
3.83
· 508 Ratings · 22 Reviews · published 2006 · 6 editions
An original novel set in the widely popular Wild C…
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Book 18

Inside Straight
3.71
· 1579 Ratings · 144 Reviews · published 2008 · 19 editions
In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA wa…
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Book 18.1

George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards: The Hard Call
3.69
· 321 Ratings · 41 Reviews · published 2009 · 6 editions
In 1946, an alien virus is accidentally unleashed …
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Book 18.5

American Hero: A Wild Cards Novel
3.65
· 71 Ratings · 11 Reviews · published 2020 · 2 editions

Soon to be a show on Hulu!

Rights to develop Wild C…

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Book 19

Busted Flush
3.72
· 1086 Ratings · 94 Reviews · published 2008 · 15 editions
In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA wa…
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Book 20

Suicide Kings
3.94
· 890 Ratings · 77 Reviews · published 2009 · 11 editions
Now in development for TV: Rights to develop Wild …
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Book 21

Fort Freak
3.86
· 862 Ratings · 94 Reviews · published 2011 · 10 editions

In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites huma…

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Book 21.1

Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan
3.89
· 70 Ratings · 8 Reviews · published 2010 · 1 edition
In addition to the upcoming novel, Fort Freak, the…
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Book 21.2

When We Were Heroes
3.67
· 230 Ratings · 31 Reviews · published 2013 · 2 editions
George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards multi-author shar…
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Book 21.3

The Button Man and the Murder Tree
3.63
· 196 Ratings · 28 Reviews · published 2013 · 2 editions
George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards multi-author share…
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Book 21.4

The Elephant in the Room
3.62
· 175 Ratings · 20 Reviews · published 2013 · 2 editions
George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards multi-author shar…
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Book 21.5

Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza
3.78
· 141 Ratings · 22 Reviews · published 2014 · 2 editions
The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling readers…
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Book 22

Lowball
3.80
· 524 Ratings · 75 Reviews · published 2014 · 11 editions
Decades after an alien virus changed the course of…
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Book 22.1

Prompt. Professional. Pop!
3.88
· 89 Ratings · 9 Reviews · published 2014 · 2 editions
The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling readers…
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Book 22.2

Discards
3.90
· 120 Ratings · 19 Reviews · published 2016 · 2 editions
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Book 23

High Stakes
3.67
· 370 Ratings · 66 Reviews · published 2016 · 7 editions
Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, High S…
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Book 23.1

The Thing about Growing Up in Jokertown
3.93
· 195 Ratings · 36 Reviews · published 2016 · 2 editions
The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling readers…
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Book 23.2

The Atonement Tango
3.78
· 89 Ratings · 12 Reviews · published 2017 · 2 editions
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Book 23.3

When the Devil Drives
3.63
· 97 Ratings · 14 Reviews · published 2017 · 2 editions

For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has bee…

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Book 24

Mississippi Roll
3.62
· 390 Ratings · 85 Reviews · published 2017 · 9 editions
Perfect for current fans and new readers alike, Mi…
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Book 24.1

Evernight
3.45
· 84 Ratings · 16 Reviews · published 2018 · 2 editions
The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling readers…
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Book 24.2

The Flight of Morpho Girl
3.70
· 87 Ratings · 19 Reviews · 2 editions

The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling readers…

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Book 25

Low Chicago
3.98
· 360 Ratings · 79 Reviews · published 2018 · 9 editions
In George R. R. Martin's latest Wild Cards adventu…
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Book 26

Knaves Over Queens
3.92
· 341 Ratings · 55 Reviews · published 2018 · 9 editions
The entire history of the Wild Cards universe in t…
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Book 27

Texas Hold'em
3.55
· 234 Ratings · 43 Reviews · published 2018 · 8 editions
Texas Hold'em: A Wild Cards Novel is an adventure …
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Book 27.1

Fitting In
3.70
· 117 Ratings · 24 Reviews · 2 editions
For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has bee…
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Book 27.2

How to Move Spheres and Influence People
3.92
· 209 Ratings · 34 Reviews · published 2019 · 2 editions

For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has …

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Book 27.3

Long is the Way
3.56
· 88 Ratings · 16 Reviews · published 2019 · 2 editions
For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has bee…
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Book 27.4

The City That Never Sleeps
3.59
· 74 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 2019 · 2 editions
For over 25 years, the George R. R. Martin’s Wild …
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Book 27.5

Naked, Stoned, and Stabbed
3.81
· 59 Ratings · 11 Reviews · published 2019 · 2 editions
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Book 27.6

The Visitor: Kill or Cure
4.01
· 206 Ratings · 29 Reviews · published 2020 · 2 editions
For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has bee…
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Book 27.7

Berlin Is Never Berlin
3.85
· 136 Ratings · 23 Reviews · published 2020 · 2 editions
For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has bee…
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Book 28

Three Kings
3.93
· 83 Ratings · 16 Reviews · published 2020 · 4 editions
Queen Margaret, who came to the English throne aft…
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Book 28.1

Hammer and Tongs and a Rusty Nail
3.64
· 74 Ratings · 14 Reviews · published 2020 · 2 editions
For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has bee…
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Book 28.2

Ripple Effects
3.88
· 42 Ratings · 9 Reviews · published 2021 · 2 editions
Nine years after the ace John “The Candle” Montaño…