Down and Dirty

George R. R. Martin
science fiction, anthology
Down and Dirty (Wild Cards #5) - George R. R. Martin

Edited by George R.R. Martin.

The fifth volume in the Wild Cards alternate universe saga is set in the New York City of 1986. The simmering streets of Jokertown have erupted, as gang war breaks out between ruthless rivals: the Shadow Fists and the Mafia. As the violence rages out of control, even the metahuman Aces and Jokers alike are forced to go underground and wage their own war against the powers of the netherworld!


  • Only the Dead Know Jokertown by John J. Miller
  • All the King's Horses by George R. R. Martin
  • Concerto for Siren and Serotonin by Roger Zelazny
  • Breakdown by Leanne C. Harper
  • Jesus Was An Ace by Arthur Byron Cover
  • Blood Ties by Melinda M. Snodgrass
  • The Second Coming of Buddy Holley by Edward Bryant
  • The Hue of a Mind by Stephen Leigh
  • Addicted to Love by Pat Cadigan
  • Takedown by Leanne C. Harper
  • Mortality by Walter Jon Williams
  • What Rough Beast... by Leanne C. Harper
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Release date: 1988
Genres: science fiction, anthology
Updated: August 16, 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
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)