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Warrior Women 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 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 She did fight her way in, but then everything just fell apart by itself Story two Awful Seemingly strong woma 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 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 they attempt to cover up the truth of the incident though at the end, Em receives orders to fly P 51 fightersThe stories that stood out for me Northern Chess , by Tanith Lee Love Among the Talus , by Elizabeth Bear Soul Case , by Nalo Hopkinson Girls From Avenger , by Carrie Vaughn Prayer by Robert Reed England Under the White Witch by Theodora Goss Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr , by George RR Martin The Kni 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 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 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 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 who didn t get a clue in their place an did t dwell on it Also she s honorable, she didn t like guy but she still went in after him So in short my first story and my favorite.Second I liked The Girls from Avenger by Carrie Vaughn It was sad what happened to Mary and the fact 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 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 t A lot of hits, a couple misses, and a few I wish I had liked , but a well curated anthology nonetheless 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 SS heroes who 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 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 SpearsArrowsAxes Sorcery, Just Yesterday Perhaps Just Beyond Tomorrow, Somewhere Between Myth Possibility, Space Aria and Will No War End Find my full review o Esta antolog a 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 s la mayor a me han dejado indiferentes Considero que es una lectura que ha merecido mucho la pena porque sencillamente algunas historias son incre bles y maravillosas y s que de otra forma no las habr a le do Pero por otro lado, tambi n hay algunas que, a pesar de su brevedad, se me han hecho pesadas y dif cile Esta antolog a 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 s la mayor a me han dejado indiferentes Considero que es una lectura que ha merecido mucho la pena porque sencillamente algunas historias son incre bles y maravillosas y s que de otra forma no las habr a le do Pero por otro lado, tambi n hay algunas que, 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

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