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Wild cards : a mosaic novel

Author: Leanne C HarperStephen LeighVictor MilánJohn J MillerLewis ShinerAll authors
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Bantam Books, [1987], ©1986.
Series: Bantam Spectra, 26190-8; Bantam spectra book.; Wild cards, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : [Book club ed.]View all editions and formats
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"Ten visionary authors tackle a single provocative theme...Death comes quickly and painfully to most of the victims when the Wild Card virus strikes. But others are transformed: some horribly, into grotesque 'jokers'; a lucky few into superhuman 'aces'. The alien virus arrived just after World War II--and Earth would never be the same." -- Dust jacket.
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Genre/Form: Alternative histories (Fiction)
Short stories
Fantasy fiction
Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leanne C Harper; Stephen Leigh; Victor Milán; John J Miller; Lewis Shiner; Melinda M Snodgrass; Howard Waldrop; Walter Jon Williams; Roger Zelazny; George R R Martin; Edward Bryant
ISBN: 0553261908 9780553261905
OCLC Number: 18047226
Description: 408 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Thirty minutes over Broadway! / Howard Waldrop --
Sleeper / Roger Zelazny --
Witness / Walter Jon Williams --
Degradation rites / Melinda M. Snodgrass --
Shell games / George R. R. Martin --
Long, dark night of Fortunato / Lewis Shiner --
Transfigurations / Victor Mil̀n --
Down deep / Edward Bryant ; Leanne C. Harper --
Strings / Stephen Leigh --
Comes a hunter / John I. Miller.
Series Title: Bantam Spectra, 26190-8; Bantam spectra book.; Wild cards, 1.
Responsibility: edited by George R.R. Martin and written by Edward Bryant [and 10 others, including George R.R. Martin].

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"Ten visionary authors tackle a single provocative theme...Death comes quickly and painfully to most of the victims when the Wild Card virus strikes. But others are transformed: some horribly, into grotesque 'jokers'; a lucky few into superhuman 'aces'. The alien virus arrived just after World War II--and Earth would never be the same." -- Dust jacket.

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