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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 ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 5th 2005 by DAW (first published July 1st 2005)
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P. Aaron Potter
Nov 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
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Kayleigh
Jul 31, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
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Susan
Oct 20, 2008 marked it as currently-reading-anthcoll
Shelves: anthology, paperback, 2015
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♦ "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 Lindsk
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Arliegh Kovacs
Dec 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Women of War is a collection of short stories edited by Tanya Huff (and do include contributions by her). The only stipulations she made for the writing of the stories was that the main character was female and that the plot showed this woman's honor, courage, and valor.
As with any such collection, I enjoyed some of the stories immensely. Others didn't interest me much but I plowed through to the end. However, because of the stories I did enjoy, I found several new authors whose full books I hav
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Kerry
Oct 16, 2012 rated it liked it
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]
Leona Wisoker
Aug 01, 2010 rated it liked it
There were some decent stories in this collection, but overall it wasn't particularly impressive.
Schnaucl
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.
Ruby Hollyberry
Oct 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
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!
Deidre
Feb 06, 2010 rated it liked it
Loved some of the stories, unable to complete others.
Hmg
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was an excellent anthology by a series of well known authors.
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"Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia: Although I haven't actually lived "down east" since just before my fourth birthday, I still consider myself a Maritimer. I think it's something to do with being born in sight of the ocean. Or possibly with the fact that almost no one admits to being from Ontario…

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