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.
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.
- Introduction by Gardner Dozois
- “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie - A Red Country story
Eh, I mean not bad, but not good either, just kind of eh
- “My Heart is Either Broken” by Megan Abbott
First it was kind of meh, but then it got better as the husband, and I, started to wonder if the mother had killed the child.
- “Nora’s Song” by Cecelia Holland
*yawn* One of Queen Eleanor's kids is watching things unfold and as she does not know anything, she sees nothing. Meh
- “The Hands That Are Not There” by Melinda Snodgrass
It started off very meh but gradually got better.
- “Bombshells” by Jim Butcher - A Harry Dresden story
This one was dull and skimworthy
- “Raisa Stepanova” by Carrie Vaughn
Eh, ok I guess...at times.
- “Wrestling Jesus” by Joe R. Lansdale
Boring. No memory of it
- “Neighbors” by Megan Lindholm
It was very meh, but the end was cool
- “I Know How to Pick ’Em” by Lawrence Block
I have NO idea what happened in this one, yawn, skim. Boring as watching a ball of yarn
- “Shadows For Silence in the Forests of Hell” by Brandon Sanderson
Kind of good. Cool world
- “A Queen in Exile” by Sharon Kay Penman
Interesting cos made me google Constance
- “The Girl in the Mirror” by Lev Grossman
A Magician's story, boring. Did not work as audio
- “Second Arabesque, Very Slowly” by Nancy Kress
Very interesting and creepy world
- “City Lazarus” by Diana Rowland
Very dull. Did not keep my attention
- “Virgins” by Diana Gabaldon - An Outlander story
Did NOT make me wanna read Outlander. Boring
- “Hell Hath No Fury” by Sherilynn Kenyon
Slept through like 90% of it
- “Pronouncing Doom” by S.M. Stirling - An Emberverse story
- “Name the Beast” by Sam Sykes
I really should have written about these when I still remembered them...something elves, humans, forgettable
- “Caretakers” by Pat Cadigan
Sure it was ok but rather dull
- “Lies My Mother Told Me” by Caroline Spector - A Wild Cards story
Did not work for me
- “The Princess and the Queen” by George R.R. Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire story
Omg, so duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuull! I had to give up, I was all 4 hours of this shit? No, I an take 1 hour but not any more. So I clicked to the end. The whole book was all about blah bla had this dragon and blah blah that one and the king's cupbearer was named bla, son of x and x, lord of, well you get the idea.
Short stories on audio feels like a fail. Also wtf dangerous women? Where?! There were a few, and then I mean a few. Many stories were about men and then a woman was mentioned but they were about men. And those about women were not dangerous at all.
I would NOT recommend this book
Hardcover, 784 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Tor Books (first published December 2013)
Fantasy/ sci-fi/ Historical fiction well bloody everything I do not give a f*ck