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Dangerous Virgins

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Tor.com has just posted another teaser from our forthcoming DANGEROUS WOMEN anthology, this one an except from Diana Gabaldon's story, "Virgins."

You can check it out here:  http://www.tor.com/stories/2013/07/dangerous-women-diana-gabaldon-excerpt

And yes, this story is part of Diana's bestselling and award-winning OUTLANDER sequence.

DANGEROUS WOMEN will be published on December 3, but is available for advance purchase now from your favorite online bookseller.

The full table of contents:
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

Comments

loco73
Jul. 26th, 2013 05:47 pm (UTC)
"ROME"
Wow, Indira Varman as Ellaria, another "ROME" alumn has joined the show! Way to go! I wish her and all you guys nothing but the best and thank you for all your hard work!
grrm
Jul. 26th, 2013 06:43 pm (UTC)
Re: "ROME"
Yes, very pleased with Indira's casting. She was brilliant in ROME.
sourbillytipton
Jul. 26th, 2013 07:06 pm (UTC)
Any comment on Conan Stevens?
With news coming out yesterday of The Hobbit having its last day of filming, would D&D reach out to Conan and try to recast him as Gregor?

I know he was replaced by Ian Whyte but I would prefer Conan playing The Mountain in the pivotal scene coming up next year.

Edited at 2013-07-26 07:10 pm (UTC)
goldensinger943
Jul. 26th, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
Re: "ROME"
Hi GRRM, I'm a huge fan. I spend a good portion of my days thinking about ASoIaF. Once, I recall, when recommending your series to a friend, I mentioned that I had spent the last four hours online reading about a possible conspiracy theory relating to the actions of some of the characters, as evidence of how absorbing the books can be. The books are so incredibly detailed that I often find myself getting lost in them. And like many others, I spend the rest of my time patiently waiting for The Winds of Winter.

Anyway, regarding Indira's casting, didn't you recently say that the Martells (Dornish) were, essentially, white (Mediterranean)? Indira, as half Indian and half Swiss (I think?) is going to be perceived as a person of colour on Game of Thrones, unlike Pascal who some have said may be white-passing. I know that Ellaria is only half Dornish, but many have long suspected that the Dornish may have some Middle Eastern or South Asian equivalents in the real world (I think you once also mentioned that Janina Gavankar matched your view of Lady Nymeria (half Salty Dornish, half-Volantene)).

I realize that you have, to some extent, already discussed this, but in light of Indira's casting and your comment about Gavankar (which I recently heard about since this whole Oberyn Martell debate began), I was hoping you would consider the matter once more. And again, thank you for making this series. I never thought I'd spend this much time thinking about a single series of books...
grrm
Jul. 27th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
Re: "ROME"
Ellaria Sand is the natural (that is to say, bastard) daughter of Lord Uller of Hellholt. The Ullers are "sandy Dornish" and generally darker than the "salty Dornish" like the Martells. So this is perfectly consistent with the books.

More importantly, however, Indira Varma is an amazing and talented actress. THAT's what matters. She will be a great Ellaria Sand.

And with that, I have said all I said about this subject. I am all in favor of diversity... in my books, in the TV show, and especially in the real world... but when the debate goes beyond race (itself a dubious and artificial construct) and ethnicity to debate the precise shade of an actor's skin, that's too damn far.
st_croixboston
Jul. 27th, 2013 03:38 am (UTC)
Re: "ROME"
Hello,
I love the casting and she will portray a great Ellaria Sands. It's a fantasy world and the casting department has done a great job since the 1st season and I trust they will continue too.
Not even sure where this became an issue. As I read the books the description is there , but its more about the characters development and their involvement in the game. are they bystanders, are they pawns,or are they players/contenders.
I'm just reading your interviews and blog and shake my head when see this come up AGAIN and you have to comment again. It must be frustrating because its not about the color of the skin it's about the character involvement and actors skills portraying your characters.. Which they have done amazing.
Thank you for many hours of reading and entertainment. Love the world of Ice and Fire. Hope to se you in Boston on The Winds of Winter book tour,
Patrick
carne93
Jul. 28th, 2013 12:03 am (UTC)
Re: "ROME"
Now we're just waiting for Ray Stevenson as Victarion and Sean Harris as Aeron!

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