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Warriors 1

Format:  Paperback,

394 pages

Publisher: Tor Books

Publish Date: Mar 2011

ISBN-13: 9780765360267

ISBN-10: 0765360268

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From George R. R. Martin's Introduction to "Warriors:
""People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. "All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, "and "The Red Badge of Courage "have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world. Our contributors make up an all-star lineup of award-winning and bestselling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing--a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they're best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find warriors of every shape, size, and color in these pages, warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat."
The stories in the first mass market volume of this book are:

Introduction Stories of the Spinner Rack, by George R. R. Martin

Forever Bound, by Joe Haldeman

The Eagle and the Rabbit, ""by Steven Saylor

And Ministers of Grace, by Tad Williams

The King of Norway, by Cecelia Holland

Defenders of the Frontier, by Robert Silverberg

The Mystery Knight, by George R. R. Martin


Many of these writers are bestsellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable reading.

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Publisher: Tor Books
Publish Date: Mar 2011
ISBN-13: 9780765360267
ISBN-10: 0765360268
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 394
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.44
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 4.25 x 6.75 x 1.25

About the author

Biography of Martin, George R. R.

George R. R. Martin was born on September 20, 1948 in Bayonne, New Jersey. He began writing at an early age, selling monster stories for pennies to neighborhood children. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Journalism from Northwestern University. In 1986, he worked as a story editor for the CBS series The Twilight Zone. He was also an executive story consultant, producer and co-supervising producer for CBS's Beauty and the Beast.

In 1970, he sold the story The Hero to Galaxy magazine. Since becoming a full-time writer in 1979, he has written many novels, stories, and series including A Song for Lya, Portraits of His Children, The Pear-Shaped Man, and the Song of Ice and Fire series. He has won numerous awards including five Locus Awards, three Hugo Awards and two Nebula awards.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2010-02-26)

This anthology of mid length fiction by prominent authors follows a pattern set by staple genre collections 999 (horror) and Legends (fantasy). In this case, though, star editors Martin (A Game of Thrones) and Dozois have chosen to work with a theme. The result is an eclectic mix of straight fiction, historical fiction, noir, sf, and epic fantasy novellas, each focused on a central warrior figure. All are worth reading, but the standouts are Lawrence Block's "Clean Slate", about a woman fighting her past; "Out Of The Dark" by David Weber, military SF with a twist; "The Girls From Avenger" by Carrie Vaughn, featuring a WASP searching for the truth of her friend's death; and "My Name Is Legion" by David Morrell, a tale from the real history of the French Foreign Legion.

Verdict: The collection is already much anticipated by fans of Diana Gabaldon and Martin for two stories set in their respective series worlds ("The Custom of the Army" and "The Mystery Knight", respectively) but would be well worth purchasing even without them. The many different styles and genres give it broad appeal. Highly recommended for all libraries.

-Karl G. Siewert, Tulsa City-Cty. Lib.

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

From George R. R. Martin’s Introduction to Warriors:

“People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world. Our contributors make up an all-star lineup of award-winning and bestselling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing—a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they’re best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find warriors of every shape, size, and color in these pages, warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat.”

The stories in the first mass market volume of this book are:

Introduction: Stories of the Spinner Rack, by George R. R. Martin

Forever Bound, by Joe Haldeman

The Eagle and the Rabbit, by Steven Saylor

And Ministers of Grace, by Tad Williams

The King of Norway, by Cecelia Holland

Defenders of the Frontier, by Robert Silverberg

The Mystery Knight, by George R. R. Martin

Many of these writers are bestsellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable reading.

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Rated 4 out of 5★ by Dunk and Egg I bought the book for the Dunk and Egg novella and it was worth it. It is about 1/3 of the book. 02/27/2013
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