Jokers Wild (Wild Cards, #3)
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Jokers Wild

by George R. R. Martin
Release date: 1987
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, anthology

Edited by George R.R. Martin.

Authors: George R. R. Martin, Lewis Shiner, Edward Bryant, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Walter Simons, John J. Miller and Leanne C. Harper.

Unlike the previous two volumes in the Wild Cards series (Wild Cards and Aces High), this volume uses the format of a mosaic novel, where several writers write individual storylines which were then edited together into one novel length story.

The streets of New York have erupte din celebration of Wild Card Day – the annual event held every September 15th to remember the dead and cherish the living. It is a day for fireworks and street fairs and parades, for political rallies and memorial banquets, for drinking and fighting in the alleys. WIth each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And this year – 1986, the fortieth anniversary – promises to be the biggest and best Wild Card Day ever. But lurking in the background is a twisted genius who cares nothing for fun and festivity. The Astronomer has only one concern: destruction...

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