Editor Paula Guran has had a good year, with an impressive list of top-notch anthologies in 2015, including: New Cthulhu 2, The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015, Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep, Blood Sisters, and my favorite book of the year (so far), The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas 2015. But she’s not done yet, and her next release looks like one of her most intriguing: Warrior Women, a collection of tales of courageous fighting women from Mary Gentle, George R. R. Martin, Aliette de Bodard, Nalo Hopkinson, Robert Reed, Nancy Kress, Tanith Lee, and many others. It will be released in trade paperback from Prime Books on December 17, 2015.
Here’s the Table of Contents.
“They Tell Me There Will be No Pain” by Rachel Acks
“Love Among the Talus” by Elizabeth Bear
“The Days of the War, as Red as Blood, as Dark as Bile” by Aliette de Bodard
“Anukazi’s Daughter” by Mary Gentle
“England Under the White Witch” by Theodora Goss
“Soul Case” by Nalo Hopkinson
“Not That Kind of War” by Tanya Huff
“Wonder Maul Doll” by Kameron Hurley
“Joenna’s Ax” by Elaine Isaak
“The Sea Troll’s Daughter” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
“Eaters” by Nancy Kress
“Northern Chess” by Tanith Lee
“The Knight of Chains, The Deuce of Stars” by Yoon Ha Lee
“In the Loop” by Ken Liu
“Dying With Her Cheer Pants On” by Seanan McGuire
“The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr” by George R. R. Martin
“Naratha’s Shadow” by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
“Hand to Hand” by Elizabeth Moon
“And Wash Out by Tides of War” by An Owomoyela
“Prayer” by Robert Reed
“The Application of Hope” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“Boy Twelve” by Jessica Reisman
“The Girls From Avenger” by Carrie Vaughn
“Become a Warrior” by Jane Yolen
If the name Paula Guran seems familiar, it’s because she’s been extremely busy recently. Some of her recent anthologies we’ve covered include:
The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy Novellas: 2015
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2015
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2014
The Year’s Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2013
New Cthulhu 2
New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird
Season of Wonder
Prime Books is one of the finest sources for short fiction in the field, and their books set the standard for high quality SF and fantasy anthologies. Check out our recent survey of their catalog.
Warrior Women will be published by Prime Books on December 17, 2015. It is 384 pages, priced at $15.95 in trade paperback. The cover is by Julie Dillon. See more details at the Prime Books website.
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