Back in print after a decade is Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild, featuring fiction by George R. R. Martin, Roger Zelazny, Walter Jon Williams, and others.
On September 15, 1946, the Wild Card virus was released, spreading a wave of mutations around the globe. "Aces" were endowed with extraordinary powers, while "Jokers" were cursed with bizarre mental or physical disabilities. September 15th is now Wild Card Day. With each passing year, the festivities become larger and more fevered. And 1986--the fortieth anniversary--promises to be the biggest Wild Card Day ever. But in New York City not everyone is celebrating: The Astronomer, a twisted, powerful genius, has been planning his own special festivities for Wild Card Day...a day of revenge against those who have opposed him....
Narrator Cast List:
Felicia Day, for “Bagabond”
Ron Donachie, for “Hiram Worchester”
Pam Grier, for “Roulette”
Stephen McHattie, for “Demise”
Ray Porter, for “Sewer Jack”
Prentice Onayemi, for “Fortunato”
Molly Quinn, for “Wraith”
The book itself is ok. Not as good as the first two and not as good as subsequent books. The fact that they decided to use a cast for this one was a terrible idea. The people they chose to read are all fine screen actors, but they are terrible voice actors. Most of the cast are incapable of creating voices for the characters they are reading, and those that bother just don't do it well. Add to this the lack of tone, emotion, or really anything indicating they doing more than just reading the lines, and you have a very boring book. Unless you are really into the series don't bother.