Wild Cards Series

29 primary works • 43 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.

While most of the books are made up of individual short stories, they generally focus on a central theme or event. There were also several longer…

Book 1

Wild Cards
3.71
· 10376 Ratings · 855 Reviews · published 1986 · 57 editions
Just after World War 2 over New York City, an ali…
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Book 2

Aces High
3.86
· 4420 Ratings · 213 Reviews · published 1987 · 2 editions
It all began in 1946, when the bizarre, gene-alte…
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Book 3

Jokers Wild
3.92
· 2928 Ratings · 125 Reviews · published 1987 · 40 editions
Let the secret history of the world be told—of th…
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Book 4

Aces Abroad
3.77
· 2010 Ratings · 83 Reviews · published 1988 · 27 editions
What would our world be like if superhuman heroes…
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Book 5

Down and Dirty
3.88
· 1625 Ratings · 53 Reviews · published 1988 · 9 editions
The fifth volume in this totally-unique "mosaic n…
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Book 6

Ace in the Hole
4.01
· 1316 Ratings · 48 Reviews · published 1990 · 5 editions
Since a strange alien virus created the superhuma…
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Book 7

Dead Man's Hand
3.96
· 1260 Ratings · 38 Reviews · published 1990 · 13 editions
Sin dejar de lado la ficción especulativa y la cr…
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Wild Cards: Graphic Novel
3.58
· 78 Ratings · 9 Reviews · published 1990 · 1 edition
It all began in 1946, when the bizarre, gene-alte…
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Book 8

One-Eyed Jacks
3.72
· 881 Ratings · 18 Reviews · published 1991 · 10 editions
Cover: Timothy Truman
Editor: George R.R. Martin
Co…
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Book 9

Jokertown Shuffle
3.74
· 826 Ratings · 14 Reviews · published 1991 · 8 editions
Bloat, the boy governor of the Rox, had dreams as…
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Book 10

Double Solitaire
3.73
· 620 Ratings · 20 Reviews · published 1992 · 4 editions
Fleeing the battle between the Jokers, Aces, and…
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Book 11

Dealer's Choice
3.81
· 643 Ratings · 12 Reviews · published 1992 · 1 edition
This exciting volume in the bestselling series br…
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Book 12

Turn of the Cards
3.68
· 544 Ratings · 15 Reviews · published 1993 · 1 edition
Pursued by the CIA, the DEA, and the Wild Card mi…
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Book 13

Card Sharks
3.71
· 549 Ratings · 10 Reviews · published 1993 · 1 edition
A group of SF's most imaginative writers, who sha…
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Book 14

Marked Cards
3.75
· 466 Ratings · 14 Reviews · published 1994 · 1 edition
A beautiful young reporter and a small group of j…
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Book 15

Black Trump
3.83
· 423 Ratings · 7 Reviews · published 1995 · 1 edition
Finally flushed into the open by the heroism of a…
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Book 16

Deuces Down
3.63
· 515 Ratings · 24 Reviews · published 2002 · 9 editions
An alien biological weapon was accidentally deton…
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Book 17

Death Draws Five
3.84
· 441 Ratings · 18 Reviews · published 2006 · 3 editions
An original novel set in the widely popular Wild…
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Book 18

Inside Straight
3.71
· 1350 Ratings · 106 Reviews · published 2008 · 18 editions
In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA w…
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Book 18.1

George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards: The Hard Call
3.67
· 254 Ratings · 28 Reviews · published 2009 · 6 editions
In 1946, an alien virus is accidentally unleashed…
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Book 19

Busted Flush
3.72
· 982 Ratings · 87 Reviews · published 2008 · 7 editions
In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA w…
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Book 20

Suicide Kings
3.94
· 797 Ratings · 70 Reviews · published 2009 · 10 editions
Now in development for TV: Rights to develop Wild…
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Book 21

Fort Freak
3.86
· 774 Ratings · 87 Reviews · published 2011 · 10 editions

In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA…

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Book 21.1

Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan
3.92
· 50 Ratings · 7 Reviews · published 2011 · 1 edition
Free online fiction (novelette) from tor.com.


In a…
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Book 21.2

When We Were Heroes
3.63
· 185 Ratings · 27 Reviews · published 2013 · 2 editions
George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards multi-author sha…
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Book 21.3

The Button Man and the Murder Tree
3.58
· 154 Ratings · 19 Reviews · published 2013 · 2 editions
George R.R. Martin's Wild Cards multi-author shar…
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Book 21.4

The Elephant in the Room
3.61
· 138 Ratings · 16 Reviews · published 2013 · 2 editions
George R. R. Martin's Wild Cards multi-author sha…
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Book 21.5

Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza
3.76
· 113 Ratings · 17 Reviews · published 2014 · 2 editions
The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling reader…
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Book 22

Lowball
3.81
· 433 Ratings · 71 Reviews · published 2014 · 9 editions
Decades after an alien virus changed the course o…
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Book 22.1

Prompt. Professional. Pop!
3.85
· 65 Ratings · 6 Reviews · published 2014 · 2 editions
The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling reader…
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Book 22.2

Discards
3.99
· 82 Ratings · 16 Reviews · 3 editions
A new original story available on Tor.com. "Disca…
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Book 23

High Stakes
3.67
· 290 Ratings · 60 Reviews · published 2016 · 7 editions
Perfect for old fans and new readers alike, High…
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Book 23.1

The Thing About Growing Up in Jokertown
3.86
· 142 Ratings · 28 Reviews · published 2016 · 3 editions

The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling reader…

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Book 23.2

The Atonement Tango
3.73
· 44 Ratings · 8 Reviews · published 2017 · 1 edition
The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling reader…
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Book 23.3

When the Devil Drives
3.56
· 66 Ratings · 11 Reviews · published 2017 · 2 editions

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

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Book 24

Mississippi Roll
3.61
· 268 Ratings · 71 Reviews · published 2017 · 9 editions
Perfect for current fans and new readers alike, M…
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Book 24.1

The Flight of Morpho Girl
3.57
· 51 Ratings · 12 Reviews · 2 editions

The Wild Cards universe has been thrilling reader…

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Book 25

Low Chicago
3.94
· 212 Ratings · 63 Reviews · published 2018 · 8 editions
In George R. R. Martin's latest Wild Cards advent…
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Book 26

Knaves Over Queens
3.98
· 60 Ratings · 14 Reviews · published 2018 · 7 editions
The entire history of the Wild Cards universe in…
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Book 27

Texas Hold'em
3.54
· 106 Ratings · 29 Reviews · published 2018 · 6 editions
Texas Hold'em: A Wild Cards Novel is an adventure…
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Book 27.1

How to Move Spheres and Influence People
3.99
· 88 Ratings · 13 Reviews · published 2019 · 2 editions
For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has be…
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Long is the Way
3.12
· 25 Ratings · 6 Reviews · published 2019 · 2 editions
For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has be…
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Fitting In
3.71
· 56 Ratings · 15 Reviews · 2 editions
For over 25 years, the Wild Cards universe has be…
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