Dangerous women

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The World Fantasy Award-winning collection of stories featuring the best and the bravest females across genre fiction.

All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelve New York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors' bestselling continuities-including a new Outlander story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresden's world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world of The Magicians , and a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin about the Dance of the Dragons, the vast civil war that tore Westeros apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones .

Also included are original stories of dangerous women--heroines and villains alike--by Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and many others.

Writes Gardner Dozois in his Introduction, "Here you'll find no hapless victims who stand by whimpering in dread while the male hero fights the monster or clashes swords with the villain, and if you want to tie these women to the railroad tracks, you'll find you have a real fight on your hands. Instead, you will find sword-wielding women warriors, intrepid women fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, deadly female serial killers, formidable female superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, female wizards, hard-living Bad Girls, female bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in Post-Apocalyptic futures, female Private Investigators, stern female hanging judges, haughty queens who rule nations and whose jealousies and ambitions send thousands to grisly deaths, daring dragonriders, and many more."

Some desperado / by Joe Abercrombie
My heart is either broken / by Megan Abbott
Nora's song / by Cecelia Holland
The hands that are not there / by Melinda Snodgrass
Bombshells / by Jim Butcher
Raisa Stepanova / by Carrie Vaughn
Wrestling Jesus / by Joe R. Lansdale
Neighbors / by Megan Lindholm
I know how to pick'em / by Lawrence Block
Shadows for silence in the forests of hell / by Brandon Sanderson
A queen in exile / by Sharon Kay Penman
The girl in the mirror / by Lev Grossman
Second arabesque, very slowly / by Nancy Kress
City Lazarus / by Diana Rowland
Virgins / by Diana Gabaldon
Hell hath no fury / by Sherilynn Kenyon
Pronouncing doom / by S.M. Stirling
Name the beast / by Sam Sykes
Caretakers / by Pat Cadigan
Lies my mother told me / by Caroline Spector
The princess and the queen / by George R.R. Martin.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Dangerous women of all kinds warriors, fighter pilots, queens, wizards, PIs, and more are the subject of this cross-genre anthology, curated by experienced editors Martin and Dozois. Several high-profile authors set stories in the worlds of their best-selling series. Molly, Harry Dresden's smart-talking, long-suffering apprentice, narrates Jim Butcher's urban-fantasy detective story Bombshells. Lev Grossman's wry tale follows a young wizard-in-training as her innocent prank against a fellow Brakebills student misfires in The Girl in the ­Mirror. Martin's prequel story is set in Westeros centuries before A Game of Thrones, while Diana Gabaldon's follows a young Jaime Fraser before the start of the Outlander series. Other tales range from hard-bitten western (Joe Abercrombie's Some Desperado) to bleak dystopia (Nancy Kress' Second Arabesque, Very Slowly) to historical drama (Sharon Kay Penman's A Queen in Exile). Some tales defy classification, such as Megan Lindholm's poignant but fierce story of aging and discovering new life in the fringes. With 21 stories of this caliber, readers will be sure to find several favorites.--Hutley, Krista Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Venerable editors Martin and Dozois (Warriors) have invited writers from many different genres of fiction to showcase the supposedly weaker sex's capacity for magic, violence, and mayhem. These 22 brand-new short stories prove that women are men's equals-at least-in lethal potential. Lawrence Block's contemporary crime shocker "I Know How to Pick 'Em" includes a visceral closing wallop. Sharon Kay Penman's "A Queen in Exile" brings a little-known episode of late 12th-century Sicilian history to poignant life. Diana Gabaldon's "Virgins" introduces an attractive young kilted hero in a wry 18th-century Scots mercenary adventure. Sherilynn Kenyon's shuddery present-day Native American ghost tale "Hell Hath No Fury" raises plenty of goose bumps. S.M. Stirling sets his stern hanging-judge tale "Pronouncing Doom" in a postapocalyptic America devastated by plague and machine failure. Martin's own "The Princess and the Queen" recounts a deadly episode that took place some years before the events of A Game of Thrones. This meaty collection delivers something for nearly every reader's taste as it explores the heights that brave women can reach and the depths that depraved ones can plumb. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Women -- Fiction.
Short stories.
Fantasy fiction.
Publisher New York :Tor,2013
Edition First edition.
Contributors Martin, George R. R., editor.
Dozois, Gardner R., editor.
Language English
Notes "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description 784 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780765332066 (hardback)
076533206X (hardback)
9780765332073 (pgk.)
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