Warrior Women

Warrior Women From fantastic legends and science fictional futures come compelling tales of powerful women or those who discover strength they did not know they possessed who fight because they must for what they

  • Title: Warrior Women
  • Author: Paula Guran Tanya Huff Kameron Hurley Elaine Isaak Caitlín R. Kiernan Tanith Lee Yoon Ha Lee Ken Liu
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • From fantastic legends and science fictional futures come compelling tales of powerful women or those who discover strength they did not know they possessed who fight because they must, for what they believe in, for those they love, to simply survive, or who glory in battle itself Fierce or fearful, they are courageous and honorable occasionally unscrupulous and tainted bFrom fantastic legends and science fictional futures come compelling tales of powerful women or those who discover strength they did not know they possessed who fight because they must, for what they believe in, for those they love, to simply survive, or who glory in battle itself Fierce or fearful, they are courageous and honorable occasionally unscrupulous and tainted but all warriors worthy of the name CONTENTSwords Sorcery Northern Chess by Tanith Lee Anukazi s Daughter by Mary Gentle Become a Warrior by Jane Yollen The Sea Troll s Daughter by Caitlin R Kiernan Joenna s Axe by Elaine Isaak Love Among the Talus by Elizabeth Bear Soul Case by Nalo HopkinsonJust Yesterday The Girls from Avenger by Carrie Vaughn In the Loop by Ken Liu Dying with her Cheer Pants On by Seanan McGuire Prayer by Robert ReedSomewhere between Myth Possibility England Under the White Witch by Theodora Goss The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr by George R.R Martin The Knight of Chains, the Deuce of Stars by Yoon Ha LeeSpace Aria Boy Twelve by Jessica Reisman The Application of Hope by Kristine Rusch Not That Kind of War by Tanya Huff Naratha s Shadow by Sharon Lee Steve MillerWill No War End All War Eaters by Nancy Kress And Wash Out by Tides of Ware by An Owomoyela Hand to Hand by Elizabeth Moon They Tell Me There Will be No Pain by Rachael Acks Wonder Maul Doll by Kameron Hurley The Days of the War, as Red as Blood, as Dark as Bile by Aliette de Bodard

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    1. These were very good short stories about strong women in difficult situations. Very well written by first-class authors from many genres. Some stories are from established universes, and others are standalone tales. The only real disappointment is that almost all of the stories were sad, with the endings being just a little less sad.Note: some of the stories are written by men. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

    2. Esta antología para mi gusto ha sido muy irregular. Por dos razones principales.Uno. Desde mi gusto personal algunos relatos me han flipado, y otros me han resultado pesados. Pero en sí la mayoría me han dejado indiferentes. Considero que es una lectura que ha merecido mucho la pena porque sencillamente algunas historias son increíbles y maravillosas y sé que de otra forma no las habría leído. Pero por otro lado, también hay algunas que, a pesar de su brevedad, se me han hecho pesadas y [...]

    3. This review is based only on the following stories.The Girls from Avenger by Carrie Vaughn - This one made me sad, mostly because a man's ego caused great harm. I was glad that Em found out what happened, just wish the guy was punished.Dying with her Cheer Pants On by Seanan McGuire - This author does horror in a way to make it seem real. I like the idea that the girls came up with, it's just too bad that one of them had to be sacrificed.

    4. So I only really liked about three stories in the entire anthology. The very first one I read. Northern Chess by Paula Guran. I loved the ending. I can't help but chuckle (view spoiler)[ even if it's a total trope now that a woman can succeed where a man can't due to the wording of a curse. Or you know having someone actually named Nobody or No Man (hide spoiler)] I liked that Jaisel could stroll in and not feel the need to prove herself to the men she encounters in the camp. She put the people [...]

    5. An anthology of various genres (fantasy, sci-fi, space opera, etc,) showcasing females in combat; many reviewers have commented on how sad most of these stories are; these stories chronicle the personal repercussions of war on the individual, both physical and spiritual. Even the most memorable one, based in WW2, "The Girls From Avenger" ends in a pyrrhic victory, as Em, a WASP pilot investigating a friend's accidental death, encounters resistance from the male pilots of the Army Air Corp, as th [...]

    6. A lot of hits, a couple misses, and a few I wish I had liked more, but a well-curated anthology nonetheless!

    7. Overall ImpressionA mixed bag, as anthologies so often are. I much preferred the later sections to the beginning; I wonder if I just don't much like sword and sorcery?I will say that I found the collection to be a little scattered, a little unfocused. I think it was trying to do too many things at once. It also had an overall grim tone. Still, it was worth a read, and there are a couple of real gems in the mix.Highlights include: "The Knight of Chains, the Deuce of Stars" by Yoon Ha Lee, "And Wa [...]

    8. Quick notes on individual stories as I read them:"Northern Chess" by Tanith Lee - this is well written, of course, being from Tanith Lee, but the plot turns on a fairly hoary line dating back to Macbeth. Still, a scenic ride.'Anukazi's Daughter" by Mary Gentle"Become a Warrior" by Jane Yolen"The Sea Troll's Daughter" by Caitlin R. Kiernan - I kinda get a Conan vibe from this one too. I'm worried that the stories I like best so far are along Conan/Red Sonja lines - traditional S&S heroes who [...]

    9. Find my full review of all the short stories in this collection on my blogWarrior Women is an anthology edited by Paula Guran that puts women front and center. There are many ways to be a warrior and many ways to tell the story of one. This anthology collects a variety of stories, arranged around five different themes: Swords (&Spears&Arrows&Axes) & Sorcery, Just Yesterday & Perhaps Just Beyond Tomorrow, Somewhere Between Myth & Possibility, Space Aria and Will No War E [...]

    10. This book was terrible. It's an anthology, but I couldn't get through it even so. The preface was extensive, and basically stated, in a very long winded way, that the editor personally picked out stories that exemplified strong women. Sounds good!Story one: Lame. Seemed well written, with a kick butt warrior woman taking on a necromancer's castle when an entire cadre of male knights had failed. Unfortunately, it was all a set-up for the old 'only a woman can defeat it in the first place' trope. [...]

    11. Warrior Women is a strong anthology with a mixture of old and new stories. My favorite stories were in the sections that focused on fantasy warriors more than science-fiction. I appreciated the range of approaches to war from women who oppose it to those who are career military.A major warning that a lot of the stories contain violence or references to violence both physical and sexual along with variations on sexism. Many of my favorite stories came from authors I knew such as Seanan McGuire th [...]

    12. A must read! In fact, it should somehow be required reading for something I don't know, but it should! The female leads in these stories all shared a quality of harsh, galvanizing, sometimes ruthless strength that a lot of authors seem reluctant to imbue into their female characters, so that even though the themes, settings and genres of the stories varied in the extreme, the were all equally compelling, equally satisfying, and all equally belonged in this unforgettable collection. It took me fo [...]

    13. A solid and interesting collection of short stories. The settings, tones and characters are surprisingly varied.What is also varied, sadly, is the jarring range of quality. Some of the shorts are excellent, and were either self contained and enjoyable, or left me wanting more ofmething; the character, the setting, the premise.Sadly amongst the few gems, there are a lot of very average stories. Honestly, once the last third of the book became solely about space captains and space, after so much v [...]

    14. I enjoyed some of the stories in this anthology. Few of them particularly stood out, although I really liked Kristine Kathryn Rush's The Application of Hope. I've read some of Rusch's other works, and I may have to read some more of her space operas.On a less important note, the editor annoyly prefaced each story with a short introduction that often included major spoilers for the story. This really weakened the overall effect of the stories, and while I did skip past the introductions after a w [...]

    15. There were several stories I enjoyed in this collection: "Northern Chess" by Tanith Lee; "Joenna's Axe" by Elaine Isaak; "Love Among the Talus" by Elizabeth Bear; "The Girls from Avenger" by Carrie Vaughn; "Eaters" by Nancy Kress; "And Wash Out by Tides of War" by An Owomoyela; "Hand to Hand" by Elizabeth Moon; "They Tell Me There Will Be No Pain" by Rachael Acks.

    16. A decent collection of shorts of which I've read very few and many are of recent vintage. Also unusual, I've heard of most of the authors. At least one of these, The Girls from Avenger is a straight historical fiction, an example of the wide genre spread of this collection. Many of these stories are pretty grim and graphic, consider this fair warning.

    17. A really interesting compilation of stories, focused as much on consequence and conscience as mighty causes and cool tech. As with any collection of shorts, some appealed more than others, but overall a good read from an inspiring list of authors.

    18. There were a number of standout stories in this collection, with 'Hand to Hand', 'The Application of Hope' and 'Tell Me There Will Be No Pain' being particular high points for me.

    19. Lots and lots of different stories in this collection. War, colonization, PTSD, obsession, different ways of 'winning.' A solid read, with a lot of great writers.

    20. A wonderful anthology with a very well curated variety of stories and takes on the idea of a "woman warrior".

    21. Timely collection of essays about women who are warriors in different ways and cultures. Thought provoking stories cover a range of scifi and fantasy situations.

    22. With more hits than misses, this anthology is recommended to both fantasy and sci-fi readers as there are selections from both genres.

    23. Great collection of short stories, usually a risky proposition but the quality of these was consistently high, spanning a variety of genres. Would recommend.

    24. There were some neat stories in here, but I had trouble with the theme. Almost all the stories were serious and mostly sad. Because warrior women implies war, and war is hell.

    25. If you are looking for an anthology that will leave you dreamy-eyed and happy. on, this is not for you. This anthology was gritty, brutally honest and left this reader feeling numb. Filled with death, gore and rapeese stories was filled with some naked truths. The truths about the world we want to left hidden. I guess I am more of a PG13 versus rated R kind of person. The first and last story were pretty good.

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