WILD CARDS IV ACES ABROAD is the fourth book in a series
about a virus that was released changing the look of the
world. Some people gained special abilities, some were
changed entirely, but the world itself, changed the most.
Now forty years later a group of people, including those
from other Wild Card stories, are on a world tour to see
how victims of the virus are treated.
WILD CARDS IV ACES ABROAD is narrated by a series of
short stories written by George R. R. Martin placed in-
between short stories written by various other authors. I
hadn't read any of the others in this series but ACES
ABROAD can be read as a standalone, and is very well
done. I enjoy all that George R.R. Martin does but, as a
huge Game of Thrones fan I and millions of others would
really appreciate it if he would finish and release Winds
of Winter and A Dream of Spring. Then he can write and
edit everything his little heart desires.
If you're a fan of the Wild Cards series then read
CARDS IV. If you're a fan of fantasy and Sci-fi, you will
want to read this this book, or if you need some George
R.R. Martin to read until the Winds of Winter is released
then read WILD CARDS IV you will enjoy it.
Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad -- book four of the original
Cards series now in trade paperback—featuring two brand-
The action-packed alternate fantasy returns for a new
generation, featuring fiction from #1 New York Times
bestselling author George R. R. Martin, Michael Cassutt,
Melinda M. Snodgrass, Lewis Shiner, and more—plus two
completely new stories from Kevin Andrew Murphy and
bestselling author Carrie Vaughn. Forty years after the
Card Virus’s release, the World Health Organization
it’s time to take a delegation of Aces, Jokers,
and journalists on a fact-finding mission to learn how
countries are dealing with the virus that reshaped
Leading the team is Gregg Hartmann, a senator with
presidential aspirations and a dangerous ace up his
Joining him is a menagerie of some of the series’ best and
most popular Wild Cards, including Dr. Tachyon, aces
Peregrine and Golden Boy, and jokers Chrysalis, Troll, and
From the jungles of Haiti and Peru to the tumultuous
political climate of Egypt, from a monastery in Japan to
streets of the most glamorous cities of Europe, the Wild
Cards are in for an eye-opening trip. While some are
worshiped as actual gods, those possessing the most
mutations are treated with a contempt that's all too
familiar to the delegates from Jokertown.
New alliances will be formed, new enemies will be made,
some actions will fulfill centuries-old prophecies that
ripples throughout the future of the Wild Cards universe.