Monday, January 27, 2014

Dangerous Women: Anthology Edited by George r.r. Martin and Gardner Dozois



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, Sherilynn 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.”


This will be a short review, but the short of it comes down to this, this is one of the best anthologies I’ve read.

The author line up is packed to the gills with all star talent between Jim Butcher, Joe Abercrombie, George r.r. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, and many more.

Of course besides having amazing authors writing in the series they are famous for each of these stories are on the longer side, acting more like novellas than short stories.

All in all this anthology did exactly what it was meant to do, it had tons of huge name authors, who’s stories I loved, that got me to buy and read the anthology, and it got me interested in authors I hadn’t read before such as Diana Rowland and Sam Sykes, who I now plan to pick up their previous books. I know this review is short but I highly recommend this anthology if you enjoy fantasy.


Publisher: Tor

Published: December 3, 2013

Price: $32.50

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