Jul 24 2013 10:00am

Dangerous Women Arrives on Featuring a New Song of Ice and Fire Story

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We are very excited to be able to preview Dangerous Women, a new anthology edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, and featuring 21 new stories from some of the biggest authors in the science fiction/fantasy field.

Over the next week we’ll be previewing excerpts from the stories, returning you to the world of Jim Butcher’s Harry Dresden, Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, Brandon Sanderson’s cosmere, and even Westeros itself as George R. R. Martin chronicles a vast Targaryen civil war that tore the kingdom apart nearly two centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones.

Every morning until July 30th, a portion from one of the stories in Dangerous Women will appear on the site and within the Dangerous Women index, along with a review discussing the story itself.

The anthology, out on December 3 from Tor Books, contains the following stories. We’ll be previewing the ones in bold.

  • “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie - A First Law story
  • “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 - A Harry Dresden story
  • “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 story from Sanderson’s cosmere
  • “A Queen in Exile” by Sharon Kay Penman
  • “The Girl in the Mirror” by Lev Grossman - A Magicians story
  • “Second Arabesque, Very Slowly” by Nancy Kress
  • “City Lazarus” by Diana Rowland
  • “Virgins” by Diana Gabaldon - An Outlander story
  • “Hell Hath No Fury” by Sherilynn Kenyon
  • “Pronouncing Doom” by S.M. Stirling - An Emberverse story
  • “Name the Beast” by Sam Sykes
  • “Caretakers” by Pat Cadigan
  • “Lies My Mother Told Me” by Caroline Spector - A Wild Cards story
  • “The Princess and the Queen” by George R.R. Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire story

We begin with “Shadows For Silence in the Forests of Hell” by Brandon Sanderson, a tale from a dusty, unseen corner of Sanderson’s vast cosmere.

Tyrone Johnson
1. swirlingmind
There is a 404 error for the link to the index.
Katharine Duckett
2. Katharine
@swirlingmind: Sorry about that--should be working now!
Laurel Lamme
3. eshackleford
The anthology is titled Dangerous WOMEN and has two male editors? It lost me on the first sentence.
Dude, FINISH THE SERIES, quit screwing around with all this other stuff!
Fade Manley
6. fadeaccompli
Y'know, I am fine with with an anthology about women edited by two men. Lots of women who write have male editors, and vice versa. If every story within were also written by men, I'd be raising my eyebrows, but editing? Nah.
Katharine Duckett
7. Katharine
@4 Comment deleted for not complying with our moderation policy, which you can take a look at here. Please remember to be respectful in all conversations on the site and avoid unnecessary hyperbole. Thanks!
Joshua Davis
8. josh314
@3 I see your point, but it's worth noting that over half the authors listed are women (I count 12 out of 21).
Jessi Aaron
9. SandiaCoon
Editors are actually quite important, as they generally choose the contents, etc. So it was the editors' (male) gaze that determined what best represented the "dangerous woman." This, coupled with the fact that nearly half of the authors are men, makes this a work in which those represented cannot clearly be said to be doing the representing.
10. Beaver
I dunno I think it's titled Dangerous Women because it's got some great stories written ABOUT women, isn't the title supposed to be what the book is about, not who wrote/editted it?

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