Aces High

Aces High

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"After the alien virus struck humanity in the wake of World War II, a handful of the survivors found they possessed superhuman powers. The Wild Cards shared-world volumes tell their story. Here in book two, we trace these heroes and villains through the tumultuous 1980s, in stories from SF and fantasy giants such as George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Pat Cadigan, Lewis Shiner, Walter Jon Williams, and others"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Tor Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Tor paperback ed
ISBN: 9780765326164
0765326167
Characteristics: 399 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Martin, George R. R.

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Apr 25, 2017

Persevere and hold on to follow the characters. Every time the story shifted to another protaganist I had to remind myself who they were and what had transpired several chapters before. It is a common trait of all the Wild Cards novels but not an easy read. I enjoyed it as always however. It will be interesting to see how they handle these books in the t.v. series which they have been promising for more than a year now.

mvkramer Apr 12, 2016

When a story has not only multiple POV characters, but multiple authors, things are bound to get a little uneven. Pacing a problem in this volume the way it wasn't in the first. The first volume was trying to set up the universe, so the stories were more self-contained. This volume tries to introduce an arc, but it isn't handled well across stories. Things that are set up in one story sort of...fizzle out in the next. Still, enjoyable reading.

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mvkramer Apr 12, 2016

Sexual Content: Explicit consensual sex in Fortunato's chapter, and explicit, horrifyingly non-consensual sex in the Astronomer's.

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