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Women of War

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  122 Ratings  ·  10 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
Nov 19, 2012 P. Aaron Potter rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, fantasy
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
Aug 05, 2014 Kayleigh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Aug 27, 2016 Susan marked it as currently-reading-anthcoll  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: anthology, paperback, 2015
Fighting Chance by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Painted Child of Earth by Rosemary Edghill
She's Such a Nasty Morsel by Julie E. Czerneda
The Children of Diardin: To Find the Advantage by Fiona Patton
"Not That Kind of War" by Tanya Huff collected in Finding Magic reread 4/1/2015

The Black Ospreys by Michelle West
The Art of War by Bruce Holland Rogers
Geiko by Kerrie Hughes
Shin-Gi-Tai by Robin Wayne Bailey
The Last Hand of War by Jana Paniccia
War Games by Lisanne Norman
Fire from the Sun by Jane Lindsko
Oct 16, 2012 Kerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 7, sf, anthology, short-story, 2005
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.
Feb 28, 2012 Hmg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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