By George R. R. Martin
All new and unique to this anthology, the twenty-one tales in Dangerous Women comprise paintings by way of twelve New York Times bestsellers, and 7 tales set within the authors' bestselling continuities-including a brand new "Outlander" tale via Diana Gabaldon, a story of Harry Dresden's international by means of Jim Butcher, a narrative from Lev Grossman set on this planet of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella via George R. R. Martin in regards to the Dance of the Dragons, the big civil battle that tore Westeros aside approximately centuries ahead of the occasions of A online game of Thrones.
Also integrated are unique tales by way of Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and more.
Writes Gardner Dozois in his advent: "Here you can find no hapless sufferers who stand by way of whimpering in dread whereas the male hero fights the monster...Instead, you'll find sword-wielding girls warriors, intrepid ladies fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, lethal girl serial killers, ambitious lady superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, girl wizards, hard-living undesirable women, lady bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in Post-Apocalyptic futures, lady deepest Investigators, stern lady placing judges, haughty queens who rule international locations and whose jealousies and targets ship hundreds of thousands to grisly deaths, bold dragonriders, and plenty of more."
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