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A Dangerous Delivery

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The women are coming, and they're armed and dangerous.

Gardner Dozois and I have just delivered our latest massive crossgenre anthology, DANGEROUS WOMEN (originally FEMMES FATALE), to our editors at Tor. This one is our biggest yet... yes, even more massive that WARRIORS (though still well short of the length my fantasy writers), with another all-star lineup of bestselling and award-winning contributors.

The table of contents will look like this:

INTRODUCTION, by Gardner Dozois
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

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.

This one took longer than we thought it would, mostly because of me (mea culpa), but Gardner and I think you'll find that it was worth the wait. Some terrific tales await you. No pubdate yet, of course... this bulletin is hot off the press... but as soon as we get word from Tor, you guys will be the first to know.

((Hurrah! Another monkey off my back!!))

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xraytheenforcer
Jan. 22nd, 2013 10:26 pm (UTC)
Very much looking forward to reading this!
Simone Tremblay
Jan. 22nd, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Ditto!
(no subject) - sermelt - Jan. 23rd, 2013 10:40 am (UTC) - Expand
cyberalien
Jan. 22nd, 2013 11:07 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
Congratulations on the completion of the book. Looking forward to reading these stories.
Roger Rocamora
Jan. 22nd, 2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
Where are the Wolf Women?
It's not that I'm not interested in the original Dance with Dragons but, what happened to the Wolf Women of Winterfell? Are we going to have to wait long to know more about Dunk and Egg?
Tyla Rae Cox
Jan. 22nd, 2013 11:39 pm (UTC)
Thank You!
I'm sure there are better ways and places of going about this but I just wanted to send a quick note of thanks. Words can not express how grateful I am for the countless hours of excitement and even torment I have experienced reading A Song of Ice and Fire. There were times where I literally had to set the book down and take time to process the enormity of what was happening and even times when I was brought to tears. To me there is no greater joy than slipping into a new hard back and traveling off to some distant world. I hadn't found a series where I was able to do that in quite a few years. You are truly an awe inspiring writer and I am so excited to begin reading more of your (not ASOIAF related) work.
Thank you so very much and take care ^_^
t40rs731n
Jan. 22nd, 2013 11:40 pm (UTC)
Getting This
I just read the First Law by Joe Abercrombie and he has vaulted into my must own list of authors (v get at the library.) Books are expensive. So this looks great! Not to knock the others, mind you, I just find his stuff fun... like Glen Cook, good stuff, really good stuff, thanks for the recommendations on him.
Greg Miller
Jan. 22nd, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
Is The Princess and The Queen a Dunk and Egg tale? I can't wait to read all of these, some of my favorites in this lineup!
sourbillytipton
Jan. 22nd, 2013 11:46 pm (UTC)
YaY Ser Arryk and Ser Erryk get some pages.
Really looking forward to this story. The Dance of the Dragons seems like the worst civil war the Targaryens suffered. It's never a good thing when dragons become extinct.

With one less monkey off your back does this mean we will get an update on your other projects soon?
insurrbution
Jan. 23rd, 2013 12:39 pm (UTC)
Re: YaY Ser Arryk and Ser Erryk get some pages.
Let's hope so! I'm also looking forward to seeing what they are.

And hopefully George doesn't take on TOO many projects. I understand he likes what he does and enjoys being busy...but hopefully not to the point of being overworked or overwhelmed.
ragdoll
Jan. 22nd, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
Sounds wonderful! Will your story be the next Dunk & Egg adventure, or something entirely new?
reynardine
Jan. 23rd, 2013 12:33 am (UTC)
Looking forward to reading it! But when is the next Dunk and Egg story coming out? I thought that was coming up in an anthology soon as well?
grrm
Jan. 23rd, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
I've had to postpone that one. But we do hope to release the existing hedge knight stories in a collection in 2014.
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(no subject) - twistedsheets10 - Jan. 23rd, 2013 04:12 am (UTC) - Expand
Bummer... - Jim Dodd - Jan. 23rd, 2013 10:02 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Bummer... - werthead - Jan. 23rd, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
the 4th D&E status - patrick_tully - Jan. 23rd, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: the 4th D&E status - grrm - Jan. 23rd, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dunk & Egg Collection... - cyberalien - Jan. 24th, 2013 12:01 am (UTC) - Expand
gracht
Jan. 23rd, 2013 12:37 am (UTC)
What are they waiting for? Get those Tor presses rolling.
A 'huge mother'? A 'Queen' dragon perchance? Someone mad (Dany's kith & kin?) or desperate (The Kindly Man's forefathers?) messed with her eggs? Females never more dangerous than when young threatened.The tantalising possibilities..Got to read RRetrospective faster. Finished 'The Skin Trade' in the wee small hours. Wow. Unputdownable suspense. I literally stopped breathing. Just starting Tuf's stuff. (Loving that cat). Totally spoiled now. You, Ser, are a genius. Christ, I'd read your laundry lists.

Edited at 2013-01-23 12:54 am (UTC)
Erin Bales
Jan. 23rd, 2013 12:44 am (UTC)
*drool*
Cripes alive -- that is a lot of awesome in one place. Can't wait to get my grubby little paws on this one!
dragonborngurl
Jan. 23rd, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
Horrrahhh!!
Very much looking forward to reading these inspiring stories of my imaginary sisters. Keep us posted on when and where and how to get a signed copy by you Ser, if possible.
wtlloydd
Jan. 23rd, 2013 01:32 am (UTC)
that is one mind-boggling author list.
RaUL_AMDERLAINE
Jan. 23rd, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
Hey, GRRM have you ever seen this amazing speech by Neil Gaiman? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtDqhoGYPM0 Anything else to add? :-)
alatariel
Jan. 23rd, 2013 04:10 am (UTC)
Hooray! What an exciting author list. I also love the "theme" of the collection.

I love Lev Grossman & his books! I met him at a Harry Potter convention (yes, that's right!) in FL this past summer. I'll be excited to visit Brakebills once again. :)
twistedsheets10
Jan. 23rd, 2013 04:13 am (UTC)
That's an impressive collection of stories and authors!

/crosses fingers it will be available here
dusk_falls
Jan. 23rd, 2013 04:49 am (UTC)
Yay, I'm excited Diana Gabaldon is involved with this!
malzzy
Jan. 23rd, 2013 05:02 am (UTC)
that's so cool congrats to all who made that possible!
sue_bursztynski
Jan. 23rd, 2013 06:06 am (UTC)
Sharon Kay Penman? I only know her as an historical novelist. Wonder what she's cooked up for this one?
grrm
Jan. 23rd, 2013 05:28 pm (UTC)
She IS a historical novelist. And one of the best.
cafowler91
Jan. 23rd, 2013 06:25 am (UTC)
Yay!
Can't wait to read another work of yours!
alice_the_raven
Jan. 23rd, 2013 08:37 am (UTC)
Armed and dangerous, yay!
insurrbution
Jan. 23rd, 2013 01:45 pm (UTC)
Diana Gabaldon is an author I want to check out, who I haven't read anything by yet..anyone here read her works, in particular the Outlander series?

Also I highly recommend checking out Sanderson's epic start to what should be an epic series, 'The Way of Kings'.


Edited at 2013-01-23 02:08 pm (UTC)
Stacey Thompson Cawthon
Jan. 25th, 2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
Diana Gabaldon
She is a wonderful author. The "Outlander" series is amazing. The first book does have a more romantic element but you can't really pin the books to any genre. Heavily historical adventure with romance and a dash of paranormal thrown in. Be warned she describes smells the way GRRM does meals. :-) Not always a good thing in the late 18th century. And yes they are big books with lots of characters, details, and plots. Sound like anyone we know?
Rose Marie Holt
Jan. 23rd, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
Dangerous Women
Looking forward to it. I remember stumbling on Dangerous Visions - knocked my eyes out - much like Sandkings - to the impatient allow me to suggest that any GRRM work is a Good Thing for us. Your other anthologies have been dynamite. Did you try to get some Connie Willis in there? Justaskin
slthlvschnk
Jan. 23rd, 2013 02:30 pm (UTC)
NEIGHBORS clinches it for me, very excited. Will purchase.
whereismysam
Jan. 23rd, 2013 03:09 pm (UTC)
This looks awesome! Can't wait!
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