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Women of War

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  104 ratings  ·  9 reviews
In the real world, many women are still struggling for equality, but science fiction and fantasy provide a stage for the portrayal of women who have come fully into their own. Here, a talented group of writers has taken up the challenge of creating strong, well-rounded female protagonists, more than able to defend themselves and take the helm-whether in space, on distant w...more
ebook, 368 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Daw Books
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P. Aaron Potter
This book was statistically remarkable: it's generally really, *really* difficult to produce an anthology without even one good story in it.

Still, somehow they managed here. It's partially a matter of selection, I suspect, since only a few second-string authors make appearances here, and the rest are relatively unknown. In genre fiction, as with most fields, cream does tend to actually rise to the top by the Law of Large Audiences. Yes, there are plenty of unknown authors who just need the right...more
3.5 Stars
I always feel like I'm taking a gamble when I pick up a short story collection, something I don't do very often because I've been disappointed by several in the past. Usually there are a couple of stories I really like, a couple that are good but not outstanding, and there are almost always at least one or two that are downright awful. For the most part, this compilation fit that pattern. While I didn't think any of the stories were actually bad, there were two or three that I couldn't...more
FIGHTING CHANCE by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

This is just a little story (only 16 pages) about how Miri Robertson became a mercenary. It is a fill in story and a very pleasant opportunity to meet her as a child, meet her parents and see her first interactions with Liz Lizardi. Was it worth the price of the entire anthology for 16 pages? I'm not sure, but I'm glad I read the story and feel I know a little more of why Miri ticks the way she does.

[Copied across from Library Thing; 16 October 2012]
Ruby Hollyberry
Overall a good collection. A few stories I did not like. Best stories were from Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Fiona Patton, Rosemary Edghill, and Robin Wayne Bailey!
It was okay. None of the stories really stood out but none struck me as terrible either. Some were a little hard to get into because the conflict lacked context.
Leona Wisoker
There were some decent stories in this collection, but overall it wasn't particularly impressive.
This was an excellent anthology by a series of well known authors.
Loved some of the stories, unable to complete others.
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