Twenty-one original stories of dangerous women by top genre writers, brought together in a new anthology edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. Intrepid warriors, far-ranging spacewomen, formidable superheroines, hard-living bad girls, embattled survivors, private investigators, seductive femmes fatale and haughty queens; as Gardner Dubois writes in his introduction, 'if you want to tie any of these women to the railway tracks, you'll have a real fight on your hands!'
This thrilling collection features both standalone tales and familiar worlds and characters, including Joe Abercrombie's Red Country backdrop; Jim Butcher's world of Harry Dresden; Lev Grossman's Magicians; Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series; and a story by Caroline Spector in the Wild Cards shared universe. Return to Westoros in The Princess and the Queen, a new novella from George R. R. Martin about the Dance of Dragons, a bitter civil war that divided the kingdom nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones.
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Enjoyable Dangerous and Wonderfully Diverse
The dichotomy of story and style while maintaining, on the whole, the quality of writing. add to that the wonderful and unexpected energy and outright style displayed by the narrator's on show.
too many to chose but the Joe Abercrombie character of 'Shy' gives the book a raw compelling bang that has you plunging, head first into the pages that follow with eager anticipation.
too hard. kept changing from story to story. Made me want to read the authors novels in many cases and in one made me want to know more about the, real life, Historical character of one narrative
yes i laughed out load, during some stories while others left me excited and in one case, u expectantly discomforted.
im now off to purchase 'Rogues' and hope it comes close to this choice collection of imaginative tales
Not surprisingly, it's a mixture.
Some of the stories are fabulous. “My Heart is Either Broken” by Megan Abbott is creepily atmospheric. “The Hands That Are Not There” by Melinda Snodgrass is imaginative and compelling.
Some of the stories just aren't that great. I suspect that the authors aren't masters of the short story - it's a skill in and of itself. Some of them are just, well, boring. This is a very, very long book (over 20 hours) and I confess I skipped through a couple because they weren't gripping me. It's still good value for money though, because it's so long.
- Tuesday Jailoak