Author(s): George R. R. Martin (Editor); Gardner Dozois
Commissioned by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, these tales of dangerous women by the most stellar names in fiction are available for the first time in three-volume paperback. George R.R. Martin is the bestselling author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO's hit series GAME OF THRONES. This first volume features an original 35,000 word novella by George R.R. Martin.'The Princess and the Queen' reveals the origins of the civil war in Westeros (before the events in A Game of Thrones), which is known as the Dance of the Dragons, pitting Targaryen against Targaryen and dragon against dragon. Other authors in this volume of warriors, bad girls and dragonriders include worldwide bestselling authors Brandon Sanderson, Lawrence Block and Nancy Kress. DANGEROUS WOMEN 1Gardner Dozois's introductionGeorge R. R. Martin, 'The Princess and the Queen'Carrie Vaughn, 'Raisa Stepanova'Nancy Kress,'"Second Arabesque, Very Slowly'Lawrence Block, 'I Know How to Pick 'Em'Megan Abbott, 'My Heart Is Either Broken'Joe R. Lansdale, 'Wrestling Jesus'Brandon Sanderson, 'Shadows for Silence in the Forests of Hell'
This is a huge tome of short stories edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois. They are all stories with a woman as the main protagonist, and written by many of fiction's top authors including Robin Hobb (a.k.a. Megan Lindholm), Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, Diana Gabaldon, and of course George R.R. Martin. I enjoyed most of the stories and discovered some new authors. - Peter
'The Dying Earth is one of the best and most influential fantasy works of the twentieth century' Terry Pratchett
George R.R. Martin has written six novels and many screenplays for television and feature films. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.