Daniel Abraham's "When We Were Heroes" is a new Wild Cards short story available for free on Tor.com. According to the author, it's an original Wild Cards story about Marat/Sade, neoliberal colonialism, love, and superheroes. And it comes with a fabulous illustration by John Picacio!
Here's the blurb:
George R. R. Martin’s Wild Cards multi-author shared-world universe has been thrilling readers for over 25 years. Now, in addition to overseeing the ongoing publication of new Wild Cards books (like 2011’s Fort Freak), Martin is also commissioning and editing new Wild Cards stories for publication on Tor.com!
Daniel Abraham’s “When We Were Heroes” is an affecting examination of celebrity, privacy, and the different ways people deal with notoriety and fame—problems not made easier when what you’re famous for are superpowers that even you don’t fully understand.