The Wild Card series is difficult to review. I always have trouble with short story collections. The intent here is to tie the short stories together into a unified whole. Overall they did that well. Several of the stories stopped abruptly but the ball was merely juked around and not dropped.
The series is good. I find the genetic manipulation by the Takisian virus reasonably plausible which add to the believability of the stories. The different styles of the different authors provided a some what disjointed read but not so much that you lost interest in the overall plot of the Swarm danger.
I enjoyed the book.
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