Fort Freak - George R.R. Martin, Melinda Snodgrass & Wild Cards Trust

Fort Freak

By George R.R. Martin, Melinda Snodgrass & Wild Cards Trust

  • Release Date: 2011-06-21
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4
From 42 Ratings


Now in development for TV: Rights to develop Wild Cards for TV have been acquired by Universal Cable Productions, the team that brought you The Magicians and Mr. Robot, with the co-editor of Wild Cards, Melinda Snodgrass as executive producer.

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, mutated into tragically deformed creatures. And one percent gained superpowers. The Wild Cards shared-universe series, created and edited by New York Times #1 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 hardbitten 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.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


  • Fort Freak brings the magic back!

    By Zyzygy
    Having the central plot be the Rathole shootings, Fort Freak manages to bring tons of old memories flooding back! The writers are all spot on, and if you are an old school WC fan, you won't be able to get through it without crying at least once. Great read!
  • Fort freak

    By Ala.lady
    I love fantasy books, but this one is too far out there. Hard to follow the story line because so much emphasis is put on character descriptions.