by the Wild Card Consortium
Edited by George R.R. Martin & Mellinda M. Snodgrass
Review by Drew Bittner
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765317827
Date: 09 December 2008 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
What does it mean to "save the world"?
It's a dark time, and the world needs heroes. The good news is, they're here--in the form of the UN's Committee on Extraordinary Interventions, a group of wild carders brought together to help solve the world's problems through carefully applied superheroics.
The bad news? The world's economy is tanking severely, crises are escalating out of control all over the globe, and the Committee's handful of agents are stretched to the breaking point.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 to mutate into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by New York Times #1 bestseller George R. R. Martin ("The American Tolkien" --Time magazine) along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then—and of the heroes among the one percent.
(Source: Tor Books)