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“Tough Times All Over” (Excerpt)

Rogues is a thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois! Get it June 17th from Random House.

If you’re a fan of fiction that is more than just black and white, this story collection is filled with subtle shades of gray. Authors Gillian Flynn, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis, as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand, will plunder your heart—and yet leave you all the richer for it! And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire history of Ice and Fire.

Below, read an excerpt from Joe Abercrombie’s “Tough Times All Over,” set in his Circle of the World. And be sure to check out our non-spoiler review of the story, plus reviews of other stories from the Rogues anthology!

[Read an Excerpt]

Some Desperado

Tor.com is pleased to present “Some Desperado,” an exclusive reprint of a new story by Joe Abercrombie originally published in Dangerous Women.

As the sizzlingly fast-paced and action-packed story that follows demonstrates, sometimes chasing a fugitive can be as dangerous for the pursuers as for the pursued—particularly when the quarry has no place left to run….

Joe Abercrombie is one of the fastest-rising stars in fantasy today, acclaimed by readers and critics alike for his tough, spare, no-nonsense approach to the genre. He’s probably best known for his First Law trilogy, the first novel of which, The Blade Itself, was published in 2006; it was followed in subsequent years by Before They Are Hanged and Last Argument of Kings. He’s also written the stand-alone fantasy novels Best Served Cold and The Heroes. His most recent novel is Red Country. In addition to writing, Abercrombie is also a freelance film editor and lives and works in London.

[Read “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie]

Series: Dangerous Women on Tor.com