It is an amazing anthology, filled with great stories by great writers. There are so many reasons why someone should buy this—for themselves or to give as a gift. Yet the strongest reason might be The Princess and the Queen, a new piece set in A Song of Ice & Fire series by George R. R. Martin. It is a 35,000 word tale highlighting the Westeros historical event known as the Dance of Dragons.
In comparison, The Princess and the Queen is longer than The Hedge Knight, the first Dunk & Egg story which is almost 32,000 words. A large story in an already large anthology!
That’s not all though. Here is the entire table of contents:
- “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie – A Red Country 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 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
As you can see, it is an anthology brimming with talent. Any fantasy reading geek would love it! And with the holidays right around the corner, Dangerous Women could help keep your favorite geek up late into the night!
More Gifts for the Geek tomorrow!