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Knaves Over Queens (Wild Cards)

George R. R. Martin / Peter Noble
The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series.For decades George R.R. Martin - bestselling author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series - has collaborated with an ever-shifting ensemble of science fiction and fantasy icons to create the amazing Wild Cards universe.In the aftermath of World War II the Earth’s population was devastated by a terrifying alien virus. Those who survived were changed for ever. Some known as Jokers were cursed with bizarre mental and physical deformities; others granted superhuman abilities are known as Aces. Now the virus has reached Britain…Queen Margaret rules over a country in which such legendary figures as Herne the Hunter Spring-heeled Jack and Babh the goddess of war roam at will. Her Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill - gifted with extraordinary longevity - together with the Enigma ace - Alan Turing - set up a special organization named the Order of the Silver Helix. They will need all the wild cards they can find if they are to deal with the terrifying mutations thrown up by the virus.Knaves Over Queens - the first ever Wild Cards novel set in the UK and a perfect jumping-in point for readers new to this shared world - features a stunning collection of original stories from such luminaries of the world of science fiction and fantasy as Paul Cornell Marko Kloos Mark Lawrence Kevin Andrew Murphy Emma Newman Peter Newman Peadar O Guilin Melinda M. Snodgrass Caroline Spector and Charles Stross.This collection of stories each one a thrilling adventure in its own right brings together the best of the Wild Cards universe. The dystopian setting serves as a backdrop for the superheroes struggles making Knaves Over Queens a bestseller you can't put down.nan

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionFiction
  • Genre Science Fiction
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 28th June 2018
  • Duration 18 Hrs. 51 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780008239718