All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelveNew York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors bestselling continuitiesincluding a new Outlander story by Diana Gabaldon......more
All new and original to this volume, the 21 stories in Dangerous Women include work by twelveNew York Times bestsellers, and seven stories set in the authors bestselling continuitiesincluding a new Outlander story by Diana Gabaldon, a tale of Harry Dresdens world by Jim Butcher, a story from Lev Grossman set in the world ofThe 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 ofA 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 youll 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, youll 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.
Author of the New York Times-bestselling Song of Ice and Fire series that begins withA Game of Thrones, called the American Tolkien by Time magazine, GEORGE R. R. MARTIN is one of the leading authors of fantasy today. GARDNER DOZOIS is an acclaimed science fiction and fantasy editor and novelist who has won fifteen Hugo Awards for his editorial work.
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