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.