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Warriors 1 Mass Market Paperback – March 29, 2011
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George R.R. Martin is the author of the acclaimed, internationally bestselling fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, adapted into the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. He is also the editor and contributor to the Wild Cards series, including the novels Suicide Kings and Fort Freak, among other bestsellers. He has won multiple science fiction and fantasy awards, including four Hugos, two Nebulas, six Locus Awards, the Bram Stoker, the World Fantasy Award, the Daedelus, the Balrog, and the Daikon (the Japanese Hugo). Martin has been writing ever since he was a child, when he sold monster stories to neighborhood children for pennies, and then in high school he wrote fiction for comic fanzines. His first professional sale was to Galaxy magazine, when he was 21. He has been a full-time writer since 1979. Martin has bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Northwestern University. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Gardner Dozois, one of the most acclaimed editors in science-fiction, has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor 15 times. He was the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine for 20 years. He is the editor of the Year's Best Science Fiction anthologies and co-editor of the Warrior anthologies, Songs of the Dying Earth, and many others. As a writer, Dozois twice won the Nebula Award for best short story. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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George RR Martin explains in his introduction the joy of the 'spinning rack' at his corner store where genres were mixed and he discovered many great authors. This anthology is like the spinning rack, the common theme is that of a warrior of somekind, but after that premise, all bets are off..
The six stories here are by Joe Haldeman (with a SF tale from the world of Forever War), Steven Saylor (with a Roman tale set at the time of the sack of Carthage), Tad Williams (a story of an interplanetary assassin), Robert Silverberg (a fantasy story of the few remaining soldiers guarding a great barrier) and finally George RR Martin (a novella featuring Dunk and Egg from his Song of Ice and Fire series).
I enjoyed them all, the writing was superb and the stories did vary, perhaps if you don't like Sci-fi or fantasy then these may not be for you, but I enjoyed the mix and it was hard to pick a favourite, which is always a good sign. Great authors, strong writing and a fun mix of tales - what's not to like?
The other stories in here are good ... war stories and stories of heroism, but not fulfilling for a light-hearted fantasy reader such as myself. However, $7.19 was none to bad a deal to read the stories I was so desperately in need of. :P
One of the stories – Defenders of the Frontiers by Robert Silverberg – seemed to be loosely inspired by Dino Buzzati’s “Tartar steppe”, with the muck depleted garrison of a frontier outpost waiting for an enemy that never comes and wondering what to do.
Georges Martin’s story (“the Mystery Knight”) takes place in Westeros and is portrayed as a “Tale of the Seven Kingdoms”. IT is however well before Games of Thrones at a time where the Targaryens are still on the throne but there are no more dragons alive, only a few eggs. Interestingly, the hero and his servant seem to be loosely modelled on Don Quichotte and Sancho Pansa.
Another tells the story of an assassin that is trained and mentally conditioned by a theocracy before being sent on what turns out to be a suicide mission to kill the leader of their enemies. Except that things turn out to be much more complicated than that… (Tad Williams);
The Eagle and the Rabbit is a rather awful story and contest of wills between a Carthaginian prisoner and slave and a very sadistic Roman. It takes place after the final destruction of Carthage
King of Norway is a Viking story with lots of “blood and thunder” and a superb battle at sea, or rather in a fjord, based on a historical one, even if the heroes are fictitious (by Cecilia Holland).Read more ›
I found the other stories to range from "okay" to "very good". Below I will record my thoughts on each of them:
Forever Bound by Joe Haldeman was pretty good. A story about a group of soldiers that have to share their inner thoughts through a machine to lead a special machine to war. A lot of the scenes were very interesting. The most interesting part of the story was the exploration of love when you share everything with another person.
The Eagle and the Rabbit by Steven Saylor was good. This story is about a group of Corinthians being enslaved by a group of Romans. The Roman leader singles out two Corinthians as the Eagle and the Rabbit. The Rabbit will be tortured more than normal and the Eagle will be treated kindly. The story has an interesting dilemma felt by the Eagle. Does he become Roman or does he continue a refugee life as a Corinthian? A very interesting dilemma.
And Ministers of Grace by Tad Williams was very good. This was my favorite story in the book. The main character is a very interesting assassin. Trained by a religious group (The Covenant) to kill the anti-religious prime minister of the Rationalist planet Archimedes.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anthology includes many of my favorite writers. All of the stories were really good, and I like that it included a numeber of different genres.Published 8 months ago by wwolfstarr
Very good stories by the authors of this volume. Perhaps not their best work every, but very readable.Published 10 months ago by dirus
Great read. If you're a fan of George Martin and you've read the previous two dunk and egg books, you will love the third installment. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Rob
I bought this book for Dunk and Egg. Excellent story, G.R.R.M. at his best. It's a great extension of the Ice and Fire series.Published 19 months ago by Seth
Then this is for you. My youngest son read all of the GOT books last summer and really enjoyed this one.Published 20 months ago by Kindle Customer