By George R. R. Martin
All new and unique to this anthology, the twenty-one tales in Dangerous Women comprise paintings via 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 the planet of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella by means of George R. R. Martin in regards to the Dance of the Dragons, the colossal civil struggle that tore Westeros aside approximately centuries sooner than the occasions of A video game of Thrones.
Also integrated are unique tales through Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and more.
Writes Gardner Dozois in his creation: "Here you will find no hapless sufferers who stand via whimpering in dread whereas the male hero fights the monster...Instead, you'll find sword-wielding girls warriors, intrepid girls fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, lethal lady serial killers, bold woman superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, lady wizards, hard-living undesirable women, lady bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in Post-Apocalyptic futures, girl inner most Investigators, stern woman putting judges, haughty queens who rule countries and whose jealousies and objectives ship millions to grisly deaths, bold dragonriders, and lots of more."
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