George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards: The Reread

Announcing George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards: The Reread!

With three new books and a TV series on the way, we are delighted to announce that our official reread of George R.R. Martin’s acclaimed Wild Cards series will begin on Wednesday, March 1st!

Begun in 1986, the Wild Cards world unfolds in numbered anthologies, all of them featuring short stories by notable sci-fi/fantasy authors; the shared world is guided by GRRM and Melinda Snodgrass. Each month, our resident expert Katie Rask will explore the stories and characters that drive the shared universe, one book at a time, beginning with 1987’s Wild Cards.

The series is primarily set in an alternate history version of the United States, in which some humans have contracted the alien “Wild Card virus,” which causes mutations ranging from utter incapacitating physical conditions (Jokers) to superpowers (Aces). Wild Cards, the original anthology, features stories by Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, and Martin himself, and explores a world grappling with unimaginable disaster, unthinkable loss, and new, extraordinary powers.

And that’s just the beginning.

For further explanation of the Wild Cards series, check out this helpful video featuring George R.R. Martin, Melinda Snodgrass, Max Gladstone, and Mary Anne Mohanraj!

You can also visit the official Wild Cards website for more info, news, sample stores, character bios, games, author interviews, and more!

Want even more Wild Cards? You can always read (or reread) Wild Cards stories here on


The Atonement Tango
by Stephen Leigh


The Thing About Growing Up in Jokertown
by Carrie Vaughn


High Stakes
by George R.R. Martin


by David D. Levine

Prompt. Professional. Pop! Walter Jon Williams Wild Cards story

Prompt. Professional. Pop!
by Walter Jon Williams


Nuestra Señora de la Esparanza
by Carrie Vaughn


The Elephant in the Room
by Paul Cornell


The Button Man and the Murder Tree
by Cherie Priest


When We Were Heroes
by Daniel Abraham


Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan
by Carrie Vaughn


The Rook
by Melinda Snodgrass


Please join us next week, on Wednesday, March 1st, to discuss all this and more!


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