By George R. R. Martin

All new and unique to this anthology, the twenty-one tales in Dangerous Women comprise paintings via twelve New York Times bestsellers, and 7 tales set within the authors' bestselling continuities-including a brand new "Outlander" tale by means of Diana Gabaldon, a story of Harry Dresden's international by way of Jim Butcher, a narrative from Lev Grossman set on the earth of The Magicians, and a 35,000-word novella via George R. R. Martin concerning the Dance of the Dragons, the great civil battle that tore Westeros aside approximately centuries prior to the occasions of A online game of Thrones.

Also integrated are unique tales via Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and more.

Writes Gardner Dozois in his creation: "Here you will discover no hapless sufferers who stand through whimpering in dread whereas the male hero fights the monster...Instead, you can find sword-wielding ladies warriors, intrepid ladies fighter pilots and far-ranging spacewomen, lethal woman serial killers, bold woman superheroes, sly and seductive femmes fatale, lady wizards, hard-living undesirable women, girl bandits and rebels, embattled survivors in Post-Apocalyptic futures, girl inner most Investigators, stern girl striking judges, haughty queens who rule countries and whose jealousies and goals ship hundreds of thousands to grisly deaths, bold dragonriders, and plenty of more."

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