Fort Freak (Wild Cards)
by George R.R. Martin
Review by Drew Bittner
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765325709
Date: 21 June 2011 List Price $27.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
When there's trouble, who do you call? Even in as strange a place as Jokertown, you call the cops. And that's what this novel is all about: the cops who patrol that most amazing of New York City's neighborhoods. From official release/information:
Product Description: 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, mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited by New York Times #1 bestseller George R. R. Martin (called "the American Tolkien" by Time), is the tale of the history of the world since then—and of the heroes among the one percent.
Now, in the latest Wild Cards mosaic novel, we get to know the hard-bitten world of Manhattan's Fifth Precinct—or Fort Freak, as cops and malefactors alike call the cop-shop where every other desk sergeant, detective, and patrol officer is more than human.
Featuring original work by writers such as Cherie Priest, author of the bestselling Boneshaker; Paul Cornell, Hugo–nominated comic book and Doctor Who writer; David Anthony Durham, winner of 2009's John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer; and many others, Fort Freak is one of the strongest offerings yet in the ongoing Wild Cards project.
(Source: Tor Books)