?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Danger Day

DANGEROUS WOMEN is here.  The anthology was released on December 3 in hardcover and ebook, and should be available from your favorite local bookstore or online retailer.  This is a monster, as those who have already snagged a copy can testify, a massive crossgenre assembly of all original stories about women warriors, femmes fatale, and kickass adventurers, containing not only "The Princess and the Queen," my own 30,000 word account of the Dance of the Dragons, but all sorts of other terrific stuff as well.

91EWTSOg1IL._SL1500_

Here's a story about the book from today's PASATIEMPO, the magazine of the Santa Fe NEW MEXICAN.

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/books/readings_signings/damsels-who-distress-dangerous-women-an-anthology/article_2b831a74-dac3-5826-b1eb-5a4b1f89d4cc.html


Our table of contents:

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

And for those in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, or the rest of the Land of Enchantment...

Tthis Monday, my co-editor Gardner Dozois and I will be at the Jean Cocteau Cinema in Santa Fe with seven of our writers.   So come join me and Steve Stirling and Melinda Snodgrass and Diana Rowland and Gardner Dozois and Carrie Vaughn and Diana Gabaldon and Sam Sykes and Megan Lindholm/ Robin Hobb for an evening of DANGEROUS TALK ABOUT DANGEROUS WOMEN,


_dsc2558_2-233x350snoddianapubpic1gargy

carrieindexsam-sykes

robin-hobb

So come and hear us if you can, and get your books signed as well.  We should have copies of many other titles by our attending writers on hand, along with a big stack of DANGEROUS WOMEN itself.

Comments

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
mars_5
Dec. 8th, 2013 05:08 am (UTC)
I remember you talked about a full version and an abridged version of The Princess and the Queen. Which one is included in this book? Also, if this is the abridged version, do you know when and how the full version will be available? Is the difference big enough to be worth waiting until the full version is available to read the story?
Mary Ellen Wofford
Dec. 8th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
I really wish you'd stop doing all this neat stuff. It so makes me want to move out there! But I just think I'm miss all the greenery and water I live in now here in Florida.

Guess I'll just have to keep suffering!
johntfs1
Dec. 8th, 2013 08:47 pm (UTC)
Dangerous Women
I'm really looking forward to this one.

Meanwhile, South Park has murdered the Games of Thrones intro music for me. Whenever I hear it now, I also hear the "lyrics" of

wiener wiener-weiner wiener-weiner wiener-weiner...
John Fleming
Dec. 9th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
What a huge brick of a book! I bought it because of you and Jim Butcher, but will gladly read the rest.
Joo Borges Borges
Dec. 17th, 2013 01:16 am (UTC)
About dragons fighting each other
I've just finished reading The Princess and the Queen and I really enjoyed it. It's a different style from other Westeros stories, but it adds a lot of depth to an already incredibly interesting world. Archmaester Gyldayn (hehe) is not only a wise scholar, but a talented writer too.

But one thing made me curious. Dragons use tooth and claw, but also flames against each other, even if their scales (at least in the Maester's opinion) make them somewhat immune (but an example is that Sunfyre blinds other dragon using fire).

What keeps the dragons from using their flames against the opponent rider, though? Do dragons actively protect the rider from the flames in battle and are always concerned with that? Is it magic (maybe it's not only the scales, afterall)? Do dragons only rarely use flames against each other and can't be trained to do so at command?

lord_varys
Dec. 17th, 2013 01:07 pm (UTC)
Tricky question:

We all know that one Grand Maester Gerardys was fed to the second Aegon's dragon by the second Aegon himself. How and when can this happen in between the time frame TPatQ has covered? When Aegon II sits the Iron Throne, Grand Maester Orwyle serves as Grand Maester. When Aegon II is restored to the Iron Throne his dragon Sunfyre is dead.

Elio has told me that you have not forgotten about Gerardys. But it really drives one crazy trying to resolve this puzzle. The Arryk-Erryk riddle is much easier to solve. It happened either on Dragonstone when Orwyle came there to treat with Rhaenyra, or later when the Blacks took the city.
grrm
Dec. 17th, 2013 08:00 pm (UTC)
"The Princess and the Queen" is a severely abridged version of the full account of the Dance of the Dragon -- a 30,000 word version of an 80,000 word history. Lots had to be left out. A few things had to be simplified or tweaked.

( 7 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

Spain
grrm
George R.R. Martin
George R. R. Martin

Latest Month

April 2018
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner