Suicide Kings

Suicide Kings

A Wild Cards Mosaic Novel

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
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.

McMillan Palgrave
From the #1 New York Times bestseller, the third of a new generation of Wild Cards tales.

From the #1 New York Times bestseller, the third of a new generation of Wild Cards tales

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.

Ranging from New York and New England to ravaged Africa and New Orleans, encompassing war, devastation, and stubborn hope, Suicide Kings advances the story of the Wild Cards, and their struggle to be fully human in a world that fears and mistrusts them.


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& Taylor

A latest entry in the popular new-generation Wild Cards series finds the Suicide Kings inciting chaos throughout America and Africa in their continuing struggle to reclaim their humanity in a world of fearful adversaries.
The Suicide Kings incite chaos throughout America and Africa in their continuing struggle to reclaim their humanity in a world of fearful adversaries.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765317834
0765317834
Branch Call Number: SF SUICIDE
Characteristics: 445 p

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pspice
Aug 29, 2016

I've read two of these and will keep reading them. The afterword by Martin explains a significant impetus the authors took on this particular story about child soldiers - or child "aces" subverted. Speculative fiction as the sugar coating to educate us about some of the world events a lot of us don't follow here in North America. I want to see what other social issues they tackle!

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thesysdude
May 11, 2013

One of the better books of the series. The entire series is fantastic, & I hope the rumours of a television series similar to Gamnes of Thrones come to life.

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jbrannon
Jul 19, 2011

A story in the superhero genre intelligently addressing genocide, rape camps and child soldiers. A gem.

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