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A Dangerous Delivery

Ashford
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!!))

Comments

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.
insurrbution
Jan. 23rd, 2013 03:30 am (UTC)
I KNEW that's when that would come out (whether it's 3 or 4 that are in the book).

Congrats on getting that monkey off your back! Hopefully the albino one named "WINDS" won't need too many more bananas...
twistedsheets10
Jan. 23rd, 2013 04:12 am (UTC)
Oh my God, yes! A Hedge Knight collection would be AWESOME. ♥
Jim Dodd
Jan. 23rd, 2013 10:02 am (UTC)
Bummer...
I was looking forward to the She-Wolves of Winterfell. BTW, any chance HBO might adapt the Dunk & Egg stories as HBOTV movies?
werthead
Jan. 23rd, 2013 09:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Bummer...
One of the heads of HBO said a year ago that HBO had looked at the Dunk and Egg stories and were interested in anything related to the series, but were not likely to do anything about them for a few years.

I took that to mean they might do something with the short stories further down the line, which could be anything from stand-alone movies to a spin-off TV series featuring Dunk and Egg in a new adventure every week (purely my supposition).

A question I've meant to ask you before George: does HBO actually have the rights to Dunk and Egg as well as the rest of ASoIaF, or would that have to be a separate deal?
patrick_tully
Jan. 23rd, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
the 4th D&E status
Do you know yet whether this pushes the 4th D&E novella after TWoW on your schedule?

Also, I wanted to ask about the oft delayed ADwD US paperback if you don't mind. You said last year the US paperback would contain a new sample instead of the the Theon chapter. Was the Arianne sample the one planned, or will the US paperback likely carry a different sample?

Edited at 2013-01-23 06:34 pm (UTC)
grrm
Jan. 23rd, 2013 09:24 pm (UTC)
Re: the 4th D&E status
Yes, the fourth Dunk & Egg will be pushed back.

A different sample in the pb, though offhand I don't recall which one.
cyberalien
Jan. 24th, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
Dunk & Egg Collection...
Excellent! Although I already have all the stories in their original 1st editions, I was hoping there'd eventually be a collection of them all. Love those stories!!!

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