Following World War II, an extraterrestrial virus clouds Manhattan and the survivors mutate into metahumans: jokers, deformed beings with uncommon abilities, or aces: normal-looking people who develop flight, mind-reading, or other powers. Soon the mafia and others compete to hunt or control these exceptional beings, some who take up crime rather than doing good.
About the Author
George R. R. Martin is a writer, a screenwriter, and a producer. He is the author of the successful and multiple award–winning series of epic fantasy Song of Ice and Fire, which inspired the Game of Thrones television show.
Hometown:Santa Fe, NM
Date of Birth:September 20, 1948
Place of Birth:Bayonne, NJ
Education:B.S., Northwestern University, 1970; M.S., Northwestern University, 1971