Aces Abroad (Wild Cards #4) - George R. R. Martin

Edited by George R.R. Martin.

Let the secret history of the world be told – of the alien virus that struck Earth after World War II, and of the handful of survivors who found they now possessed superhuman powers. Some were called Aces, endowed with powerful mental and physical prowess. The others were jokers, tormented by bizarre mind or body disfigurements. Some served humanity. Others wreaked terror. And now, forty years later, as the planet once more faces a critical challenge, a group of politically conscious Wild Cards set out on a daring mission to the four corners of the earth to uncover the fate of Aces and Jokers in other lands – it is a journey destined to amaze, terrify, amuse and enlighten us all.

Contents:

  • The Tint of Hatred: Prologue by Stephen Leigh
  • From the Journal of Xavier Desmond: November 30 by George R. R. Martin
  • The Tint of Hatred: Part One by Stephen Leigh
  • From the Journal of Xavier Desmond: December 1 by George R. R. Martin
  • Beasts of Burden by John J. Miller
  • From the Journal of Xavier Desmond: December 8 by George R. R. Martin
  • The Tint of Hatred: Part Two by Stephen Leigh
  • Blood Rights by Leanne C. Harper
  • From the Journal of Xavier Desmond: December 15 by George R. R. Martin
  • The Tint of Hatred: Part Three by Stephen Leigh
  • From the Journal of Xavier Desmond: December 29 by George R. R. Martin
  • The Tint of Hatred: Part Four by Stephen Leigh
  • From the Journal of Xavier Desmond: January 16 by George R. R. Martin
  • Down by the Nile by Gail Gerstner-Miller
  • From the Journal of Xavier Desmond: January 30 by George R. R. Martin
  • The Tint of Hatred: Part Five by Stephen Leigh
  • From the Journal of Xavier Desmond: February 7 by George R. R. Martin
  • The Teardrop of India by Walton Simons
  • Down in the Dreamtime by Edward Bryant
  • From the Journal of Xavier Desmond: March 14 by George R. R. Martin
  • Zero Hour by Lewis Shiner
  • From the Journal of Xavier Desmond: March 21 by George R. R. Martin
  • From the Journal of Xavier Desmond: April 10 by George R. R. Martin
  • Puppets by Victor Milán
  • Mirrors of the Soul by Melinda M. Snodgrass
  • Legends by Michael Cassutt
  • From the Journal of Xavier Desmond: April 27 by George R. R. Martin
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Release date: 1988
Genres: science fiction, anthology
Updated: August 25, 2021

Wild Cards :: Series

Into a world hungry for peace, comes a spaceship ferrying chaos...

An alien bomb is detonated above the planet, shedding an indiscriminate gene virus on an Earth barely recovered from the horrors of World War ll. The result: Wild Cards. ACES blessed with superhuman powers and JOKERS cursed with bizarre physical and mental disfigurements.

This is their story.

Wild Cards (Wild Cards #1)
Aces High (Wild Cards #2)
Jokers Wild (Wild Cards #3)
Aces Abroad (Wild Cards #4)
Down and Dirty (Wild Cards #5)
Ace in the Hole (Wild Cards #6)
Dead Man's Hand (Wild Cards #7)
One-Eyed Jacks (Wild Cards #8)
Jokertown Shuffle (Wild Cards #9)
Double Solitaire (Wild Cards #10)
Dealer's Choice (Wild Cards #11)
Turn of the Cards (Wild Cards #12)
Card Sharks (Wild Cards #13)
Marked Cards (Wild Cards #14)
Black Trump (Wild Cards #15)
Deuces Down (Wild Cards #16)
Death Draws Five (Wild Cards #17)
Inside Straight (Wild Cards #18)
Busted Flush (Wild Cards #19)
Suicide Kings (Wild Cards #20)
Fort Freak (Wild Cards #21)
Lowball (Wild Cards #22)
High Stakes (Wild Cards #23)
Mississippi Roll (Wild Cards #24)
Low Chicago (Wild Cards #25)
Knaves Over Queens (Wild Cards #26)
Texas Hold'em (Wild Cards #27)
Three Kings (Wild Cards #28)7.34
Joker Moon (Wild Cards #29)7.76
House Rules (Wild Cards #30)