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NEWS | Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois gets a release date


News broke about George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois' next big anthology quite sometime ago, but a release date hadn't been set until just now. Dangerous Women will be released December of 2013, which should be just in time for Christmas. And what's better than original stories by Joe Abercrombie, Lev Grossman, and Brandon Sanderson to close out the the year? Well, only if we got a new Martin A Song of Ice and Fire story, which we do. It will cover the Targaryen civil war which has been mentioned a lot in the novels and Dunk & Egg stories, but little detail has been revealed. But don't confuse this with the Dunk & Egg stories as it takes place well before Egg was born. Here's part of Martin's announcement from a few months back that goes into more detail on some of the stories:
The Abercrombie is set against his RED COUNTRY backdrop, the Holland gives us Eleanor of Aquitaine, Jim Butcher returns us to Harry Dresden’s world, Lev Grossman contributes a tale of life at Brakebills, Steve Stirling revisits his Emberverse, Diana Gabaldon’s story features Jamie Fraser of OUTLANDER fame, the Spector is a Wild Cards story featuring Hoodoo Mama and the Amazing Bubbles, and mine own contribution… well, it’s some of that fake history I have been writing lo these many months, the true (mostly) story of the origins of the Dance of the Dragons. The stand-alone stories, not part of any series, feature some amazing work as well. For those who like to lose themselves in long stories, the Brandon Sanderson story, the Diana Gabaldon story, the Caroline Spector story, and my “Princess and Queen” are novellas. Huge mothers.
Here’s the table of contents…
  • “Some Desperado” by Joe Abercrombie
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Second Arabesque, Very Slowly” by Nancy Kress
  • “City Lazarus” by Diana Rowland
  • “Virgins” by Diana Gabaldon
  • “Hell Hath No Fury” by Sherilynn Kenyon
  • “Pronouncing Doom” by S.M. Stirling
  • “Name The Beast” by Sam Sykes
  • “Caretakers” by Pat Cadigan
  • “Lies My Mother Told Me” by Caroline Spector
  • “The Princess And The Queen” by George R.R. Martin
December can't get here soon enough.

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4 comments:

Adam Callaway said...

That is a heavy line-up. Should be a very solid collection.

Anonymous said...

George should take some time off from everything but his Fire and Ice series. He is not getting any younger.

Mad Hatter Review said...

I don't see that happening. Also, would aSoIaF be as good if he didn't have other projects to decompress with from time-to-time? I doubt it. Most writers need a break from a particular set of characters and George has been at the table with some of the same characters for almost 20 years now. Wouldn't you need a break from your best friends and worst enemies from time-to-time too?

Pabkins said...

hell yes can't wait to get my hands on this one!