Edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, the forthcoming book features some of the best writers working today in the sci-fi/fantasy field. It is an excellent way to discover new writers and/or revisit favorites. It is also a perfect gift for the holiday season, a book that is sure to delight all types of readers.
If you haven’t heard about Dangerous Women, here is more about it:
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.
Also included are original stories of dangerous women–heroines and villains alike–by Brandon Sanderson, Joe Abercrombie, Sherilynn Kenyon, Lawrence Block, Carrie Vaughn, S. M. Stirling, Sharon Kay Penman, and many others.
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.”
A great anthology, right? To celebrate the release of Dangerous Women, George R. R. Martin welcomes many of the contributors to Santa Fe, New Mexico on December 9th for a group signing! The event will be held at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, the theater that George purchased to keep cinema truly alive in his home town. To celebrate the book launch, the theater will be showing classic films about Dangerous Women all the previous week! Aliens, anyone? Hell yes!
The book launch will be on Monday, December 9th, at 7 PM. Editors George Martin and Gardner Dozois will be in attendance as well as some of the anthology authors. Contributors to the anthology will do brief readings from their stories, followed by signings.
Tickets are limited and expected to sell out. Keep an eye on the Jean Cocteau Cinema website for ticket details!