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- ISBN: 9780765332066
- Physical Description: 784 pages ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Tor, 2013.
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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 LevGrossman -- 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.
A collection of twenty-one short stories celebrates dangerous women, both heroines and villains, and includes a new Outlander tale by Diana Gabaldon, a George R. R. Martin novella set in the world of A Game of Thrones, and a Harry Dresden contribution by Jim Butcher.
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Library Journal Review
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From Jim Butcher's tale featuring Molly, protegee of Chicago mage Harry Dresden ("Bombshells"), to a side story by Diana Gabaldon set in the world of her Outlander series ("Virgins"), the 21 tales in this supersized themed anthology present a varied array of female heroines and villainesses. Other contributors include Nancy Kress, Melinda Snodgrass, and S.M. Stirling, and their stories run the gamut from fantasy and sf to horror, mystery, and suspense. Fans of Martin's Game of Thrones (both the novels and the HBO series) will enjoy his "The Princess and the Queen," a novella that forms a prequel to the novels. VERDICT The wide selection of authors guarantees something to please almost every reader's tastes. (c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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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 ÂMirror. 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
Publishers Weekly Review
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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.