Wild Cards - Der Sieg der Verlierer -

Roman

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641171237

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 3533

Wie weit darf ein Held im Namen der Gerechtigkeit gehen? Eine Atomexplosion erschüttert Texas! Doch es handelt sich nicht um einen Akt des Terrors, sondern um einen schrecklichen Unfall. Ein kleiner Junge namens Drake kann sein mächtiges Wild-Cards-Talent nicht beherrschen und hat die Katastrophe ausgelöst. Die aus Assen und Jokern bestehende Eingreiftruppe der UNO – genannt Das Komitee – will den Jungen unter ihren Schutz stellen. Doch als seine Mitglieder in Texas eintreffen, ist Drake verschwunden ... Gleichzeitig versucht Drummer Boy, die Krise in der arabischen Welt zu beenden. Aber während des Einsatzes kommen ihm Zweifel. Kämpft er für die richtige Seite?

Planetenwanderer

Roman

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641104416

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

View: 2604

Ökoingenieur Haviland Tuf steht vor einer kaum zu bewältigenden Aufgabe: Die Rettung der Menschheit Die Menschheit hat sich in den unendlichen Weiten des Weltalls ausgebreitet. Überall sind neue Siedlungen entstanden, und jede Welt birgt neue Gefahren. Als der interplanetarische Händler Haviland Tuf eines der letzten Saatschiffe der Erde erwirbt, beginnt seine Odyssee quer durch den Weltraum. Eine Odyssee, auf der Haviland Tuf vom einfachen Händler zum gefeierten Retter der Menschheit wird ... Mit Planetenwanderer beweist George R. R. Martin, dass er wie kein Zweiter die Fantastik mit dem Realismus zu vermählen versteht.

Wild Cards

Das Spiel der Spiele

Author: Daniel Abraham,George R.R. Martin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783764531270

Category:

Page: 544

View: 2129

Herz verspielt

Author: Simone Elkeles

Publisher: cbt Verlag

ISBN: 3641129028

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7623

Als ihr Freund sie betrügt, indem er als Quarterback beim Erzrivalen anheuert, sieht die Football- Spielerin Ashtyn rot. Wenn sie die Meisterschaft nicht gewinnt, kann sie sich ihr Sportstipendium abschminken und wird in diesem elenden Nest in Illinois verschimmeln! Eine Idee muss her, um diese Schmach für das Team auszubügeln. Schnell hat Ashtyn einen genialen Plan ... Einziger Nachteil: Sie müsste diesen Bad Boy Derek einweihen. Einen Typen, der Ärger magisch anzieht. Sie weiß, es ist ein Spiel mit dem Feuer. Aber hat sie eine andere Wahl?

Maschinensommer

Roman

Author: John Crowley

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641116783

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5814

Ein Bericht aus der fernen Zukunft Der junge Sprechendes Schilfrohr lebt in einer Welt, in der es keine Technologie mehr gibt und in der man sich an unsere Gegenwart nur noch in Mythen erinnert. Artefakte aus unserer Zeit sind erhalten geblieben, doch niemand weiß mehr etwas damit anzufangen. Die Gesellschaft und die Menschen haben sich stark verändert – sowohl durch Genmanipulation als auch durch einen schon lange zurückliegenden Besuch von Aliens. Sprechendes Schilfrohr verliebt sich in Einmal-am-Tag, und als sie das Dorf verlässt, reist er ihr kurzentschlossen hinterher – und entdeckt die Wunder und Gefahren seiner Welt ...

Wild Cards: Busted Flush

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575134216

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 661

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES In the six decades since the alien plague known as the Wild Card virus spread a wave of mutations around the globe, humanity has begun to come to terms with its consequences. Grotesque half-human creatures known as 'jokers' inhabit an underworld of their own, while the legendary prodigies known as 'aces' have become real-world superheroes, complete with colourful names and costumes. Now a new generation of aces has taken its place on the world stage, becoming crucial players in international events. At the United Nations, veteran ace John Fortune has assembled a team of young heroes, known as The Committee, to assist at trouble spots around the world - including an invasion of zombies in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, a freak nuclear explosion in a small Texas town, and a fateful showdown with the forces of the oil-rich Islamic caliphate in the Middle East. But The Committee's opponents have their own aces and jokers ready to do battle, including a Marxist revolutionary, a brutal mercenary, a young boy with apocalyptic powers and - most terrifyingly of all - a sinister arm of the FBI known as SCARE.

Wild Cards: Suicide Kings

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575134232

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2306

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES The heart of the world is bleeding, the People's Paradise of Africa is having it out with the Caliphate, and the Sudan is a charnel house. The powers-that-be aren't doing anything. The UN might set up a committee. But the time for action is now. So, one by one, the aces join the fight, each for their own reasons ... The Wild Card virus kills 90 percent of the folks who catch it, but those who survive gain special powers. Some become grotesque mutants like the half-man, half-rhino Denys Finch. They're the jokers. Some get trivial powers. They're deuces. And some - the aces - develop wild superpowers. Like Bubbles, who can absorb any amount of energy. Or Bugsy, who can turn his body into wasps. Or Double Helix, the shape-changing, teleporting assassin. And Tom Weathers, the Radical. The strongest, most versatile of the aces - he can fly, he's strong enough to rip the turret off a tank, he can shoot heat rays from his hands ... but his greatest strength is his total conviction in the rightness of his cause. Whatever the cause is at the moment. At this particular moment, he's found a way to get more aces for the People's Paradise. Lots more aces. And that's where the trouble starts ...

Westeros

Die Welt von Eis und Feuer - GAME OF THRONES - [Bildband]

Author: George R.R. Martin,Elio M. Garcia, Jr.,Linda Antonsson

Publisher: Penhaligon Verlag

ISBN: 3641155142

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 6247

Um eine fantastische Welt lebendig erscheinen zu lassen, benötigt sie eine Vergangenheit. Daher erschuf Bestsellerautor George R.R. Martin den fiktiven Kontinent Westeros, auf dem sein Meisterwerk Das Lied von Eis und Feuer / Game of Thrones spielt, in jahrelanger Detailarbeit. Dieser prachtvoll ausgestattete Bildband präsentiert erstmals die Geschichte von Westeros – beginnend in der Zeit, in der die ersten Menschen den Kontinent betraten, über die Ankunft von Aegon dem Eroberer und seinen Drachen bis zu Robert Baratheons Rebellion gegen den wahnsinnigen König Aerys II. Targaryen. Damit ist WESTEROS – Die Welt von Eis und Feuer der wahre Prolog der erfolgreichsten Fantasyserie unserer Zeit.

Wild Cards: Aces High

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575134143

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 4446

More exciting adventures from the longest-running shared world superhero series created and edited by George R. R. Martin, bestselling author of A GAME OF THRONES 30 years after the world changed, the victims of the gene-altering 'Wild Cards' virus face a new nightmare. The place is New York City, home of Aces High - the glamourous lounge for superheroes, high atop the Empire State Building - and Jokertown, the squalid residence of the city's deformed underclass. The victims of the Wild Card Virus are no longer new and strange, but neither are they accepted by a world that still fears them. But as a new decade dawns, all eyes are drawn to the skies, and the Wild Cards may be the planet's only hope. From the far reaches of space comes The Swarm, a deadly menace that could very well destroy the planet. Aces and Jokers must form an uneasy alliance and prepare for a battle they must not lose. Edited by George R. R. Martin, this volume features stories by Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, Pat Cadigan, Lewis Shiner, John J. Miller, George R. R. Martin himself and more

Wild Cards: Jokers Wild

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575134178

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1064

The first trilogy of the WILD CARDS series comes to a shocking conclusion in this superhero epic edited by bestselling author of GAME OF THRONES George R. R. Martin Amidst the fun and festivities of Wild Card Day there is an evil mind lurking, who hopes that the celebrations will go off with more than a band. The streets of New York have erupted in celebration of Wild Card Day - the annual event held every September 15th to remember the dead and cherish the living. It is a day for fireworks, street fairs and parades, for political rallies and memorial banquets, for drinking and fighting in the alleys. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And this year - 1986, the fortieth anniversary - promises to be the biggest and best Wild Card Day ever. The media and tourists have discovered the celebration, and taverns and restaurants expect record-setting. But lurking in the background is a twisted genius who cares nothing for the fun and festivity. The Astronomer has only one concern: destruction ... Featuring plotlines and writing from George R. R. Martin, John J. Miller, Lewis Shiner, Melinda Snodgrass and more, this novel wraps up the opening WILD CARDS series, while also setting the stage for future adventures.

Tuf Voyaging

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575118687

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 7743

A classic novel from George R.R. Martin, author of the hit HBO TV series A GAME OF THRONES Haviland Tuf is an honest space-trader (one of the few), and he likes cats. So how is it that, despite being up against the worst villains in the universe, he has become the proud owner of the last working seedship, pride of Earth's Ecological Engineering Corps? We'll leave that aside for now - just be thankful that the most powerful weapon in space is in good hands, hands which now control cellular material for thousands of outlandish creatures. With his unique equipment and powerful spacecraft, Tuf is set to tackle the myriad problems that human settlers have created during their colonisation of far flung worlds. Hosts of hostile monsters, a population addicted to procreation, a dictator who is willing to unleash plagues to get his own way - and all that stands between the colonists and disaster is Tuf's ingenuity, and his reputation as an honest dealer in a universe of rogues ...

Wild Cards: Fort Freak

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575134259

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9778

The return of the famous shared-world superhero books created and edited by George R. R. Martin, author of A GAME OF THRONES In 1946, an alien virus that rewrites human DNA was accidentally unleashed in the skies over New York City. It killed 90% of those it infected. Nine percent survived, mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited by bestseller George R. R. Martin (called 'the American Tolkien' by TIME), is the tale of the history of the world since then - and of the heroes among the one percent. Now, in the latest Wild Cards mosaic novel, we get to know the hard-bitten world of Manhattan's Fifth Precinct - or 'Fort Freak' - as cops and malefactors alike call the cop-shop where every other desk sergeant, detective, and patrol officer is more than human. Featuring original work by writers such as Cherie Priest, author of the bestselling BONESHAKER; Paul Cornell, HUGO-nominated comic book and DOCTOR WHO writer; David Anthony Durham, winner of 2009's JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER, and many others, FORT FREAK is one of the strongest offerings yet in the ongoing Wild Cards project.

Wild Cards: Inside Straight

Author: George R.R. Martin

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575134194

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3257

The Wild Cards series reboots with new authors, new heroes and a new direction 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 of those who survived mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited since 1987 by NEW YORK TIMES No.1 bestseller George R.R. Martin along with Melinda Snodgrass, is the tale of the history of the world since then - and of the heroes among that one percent. Now it is time for a new generation of heroes - and writers - to pick up the baton. Twenty-eight extraordinary people - Aces, people who have contracted the deadly Wild Cards virus and lived - sign onto a reality TV show. These young heroes have never really been heroic, but each has a superhuman skill. Initially divided up into four suits while competing in staged contests as only LA-LA land could dream up, the losers are voted off the show until, at last, the greatest American Hero will be left standing. As the weeks go by, those remaining in the competition are stunned by sickening events in the Middle East. Their inane challenges look silly when compared to those unpowered people risking their lives. Will this group of over-privileged and under-informed 'celebrities' be able to make a real difference to the world? And how many of them really care?

A Game of Thrones: Comic Book

Author: George R. R. Martin

Publisher: Bantam Dell

ISBN: 034553834X

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

View: 552

Daniel Abraham’s rousing adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy masterwork continues. In Winterfell, young Brandon Stark, though crippled by his near-fatal fall, is finally able to ride again, with the help of a gift from Tyrion Lannister. As thanks, the Imp has been imprisoned by Catelyn Stark and her sister, Lysa Arryn, in the forbidding sky dungeons of the Eyrie, and charged with Bran’s attempted murder. Now, in a desperate bid for freedom, Tyrion demands the right of trial by combat. But what chance does a dwarf have against Lysa’s chosen champion? Differences in size are not the only reason for an unequal fight, as Eddard Stark learns in King’s Landing, where his investigation into the death of Jon Arryn takes an unexpected—and deadly—turn.

Schwarzer Mond über Soho

Roman

Author: Ben Aaronovitch

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423413174

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 887

Constable Peter Grant ist ein ganz normaler Londoner Bobby. Die Abteilung, in der er arbeitet, ist allerdings alles andere als normal: ihr Spezialgebiet ist – die Magie. Peters Vorgesetzter, Detective Inspector Thomas Nightingale, ist der letzte Magier Englands und Peter seit kurzem bei ihm in der Ausbildung.Was im Moment vor allem das Auswendiglernen von Lateinvokabeln bedeutet, die uralten Zaubersprüche wollen schließlich korrekt aufgesagt werden. Doch als Peter eines Nachts zu der Leiche eines Jazzmusikers gerufen wird, verliert das Lateinstudium auf einmal seine Dringlichkeit. Peter findet heraus, dass in den Jazzclubs in Soho, im Herzen Londons, plötzlich verdächtig viele Musiker eines unerwarteten Todes sterben. Hier geht etwas nicht mit rechten Dingen zu ...

Red Rising - Tag der Entscheidung

Roman

Author: Pierce Brown

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641147433

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

View: 3606

Das fulminante Finale der New York Times-Bestsellertrilogie Um eine unmenschliche und grausame Gesellschaft zu stürzen, ist der Minenarbeiter Darrow selbst zum Goldenen, zum Mitglied der verhassten Oberschicht, geworden. Doch jetzt wurde sein Geheimnis entdeckt und er schwebt in tödlicher Gefahr. Wenn er sein Ziel erreichen will, muss er alles riskieren.

Ewigkeit

Roman

Author: Alastair Reynolds

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641147182

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

View: 6520

Fremde Heimat Vierhundert Jahre in der Zukunft: Verity Auger ist eine junge Archäologin, spezialisiert auf die Überreste der menschlichen Zivilisation auf der Erde. Doch nach einer Expedition auf den Planeten nimmt ihr Leben eine ungeahnte Wendung: Wissenschaftler entdecken eine Alternativ-Erde, auf der die Geschichte ganz anders verlaufen ist. Und Verity ist die Einzige, die für einen Besuch dieser seltsamen Welt infrage kommt ...