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The Wild Cards series of mosaic novels developed out of an ongoing superhero roleplaying campaign run by author George R.R. Martin and eventually spanning 21 volumes. Contributing authors include Roger Zelazny, Lewis Shiner, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Walter Jon Williams, John Jos. Miller, and Martin himself.

The last arc contained three books, the first published in January 2008 called Inside Straight, the second published in December 2008 called Busted Flush. The third book in this arc was released in late 2009 under the name of Suicide Kings. This arc has been referred to as either the American Hero trilogy or the Committee trilogy.

Fort Freak was released on the 21st June 2011 in hardcover. The reprint of Wild Cards was released in 2010 and the next two novels to follow, and new Role-playing game aids for the Mutants and Masterminds game system.

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The Wild card virus is an artificially-created organism, developed by the Takisian aliens to enhance their own psionic powers. The aliens decided to field-test it on Earth. It was released over New York City in 1946, and changed the course of human history forever. The virus is extremely deadly, killing 90% of the infected. The remaining 10% are transformed in spectacular ways. Most become jokers, hideously deformed monsters. A few lucky survivors become aces, superhumans gifted with amazing powers. Read More...

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May 29th of 2013
♦ Read When We Were Heroes, The Button Man and the Murder Tree, and The Elephant in the Room, only available at the Tor Books website.
October 28th of 2011
♣ A Wild Cards Movie project has been announced. Follow this link [to get the details].
July 28th of 2011
♠ The Wild Cards Wiki now has over 300 articles.
♣ Enabled some Wikia Labs features as incentives for greater participation.
Melinda M. Snodgrass's story from Fort Freak, The Rook is now available online at the Tor Books website.

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Following the success of the reissued original trilogy of Wild Cards, Gollancz is set to republish further books in the series. 2014 heralds in the return of:

Aces Abroad (May)
Down and Dirty (June)
Ace in the Hole (July)
Dead Man’s Hand (August)

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Prominent Characters
Dr. Tachyon
The Great and Powerful Turtle
The Sleeper
Fortunato
Yeoman
Captain Trips
Popinjay
Gregg Hartmann
Peregrine
Golden Boy
Bagabond
Carnifex
Wild Cards Terminology
Wild card virus
Ace
Joker
Deuce
Black Queen
Nat
Ace in the Hole
Trump virus
Black Trump virus
Jumpers
Suicide King
Jokertown

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