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Dangerous Women

Dangerous Women

Dangerous Women


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A stellar collection of tales from some of the bestselling authors of our day – including a new George R. R. Martin story from the world of A Game of Thrones
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The World Fantasy Award-winning collection of stories featuring the best and the bravest females across genre fiction.

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, Sherrilyn 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."


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 Lev Grossman
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

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Tor Books



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"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."—Publishers Weekly

"Everyone will find something to like here." —Kirkus Reviews

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