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On Sale: 1/22/2008
Launched in 1987, WILD CARDS is one of the longest-running series in the shared worlds and fantasy genre. A contemporary world of smart, complicated, and incredibly diverse superheroes is brilliantly re-imagined by this group of acclaimed fantasy writers.
Tor Books is proud to continue this landmark series with Busted Flush (A Tor hardcover; $24.95; December 9, 2008). Headed up by #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin, a top-notch cast of authors introduce a new generation of young, hip, and messed-up superheroes.
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 infected. Nine percent survived to mutate into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. Now, in the acclaimed series' nineteenth volume, a new generation of heroes has taken its place on the world stage, its members crucial players in international events. At the United Nations, veteran ace John Fortune has assembled a team of young aces known as the Committee, to assist at trouble spots around the world–including a genocidal was in the Niger Delta, an invasion of zombies in hurricane ravaged New Orleans, and a freak nuclear explosion in a small Texas town.
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Bag Lady is the first Wild Cards story ever written. Walter Jon Williams wrote it back in the early 80's, before the series had been sold. It was never published as part of the series for various reasons, but the full story can be found as the first edition of our hidden Lost Archives section. Simply enter your email on our sign up page and a link will be sent to you shortly. For those who would like a preview, an excerpt is provided below.
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Bag Lady by Walter Jon Williams