Dangerous Women – Female-led Epic Fantasy

Following on from my last post on female-led epic fantasy, Dangerous Women Vol 2 (edited by George R R Martin and Gardner Dozois) is now available in paperback. Volume 2 includes stories by Megan Lindholm (who also writes as Robin Hobb), Lev Grossman, Sharon Kay Penman, S. M. Stirling, Sam Sykes, Caroline Spector, and Nancy Kress.
A third volume Dangerous Women Vol 3, is also available, and features  a stories by Brandon Sanderson, Pat Cadigan and Joe Abercrombie.
These volumes follow on from Dangerous Women Vol 1, published in late 2013 (originally to be titled Femmes Fatale), which featured a 35,000-word novella by George R. R. Martin, “The Princess and the Queen” (or the Blacks and the Greens), a tale of “continent-burning warfare” between Targaryen Princess Rhaenyra and her stepmother Queen Alicent. The Joe Abercrombie tale in this volume, “Some Desperado“, was nominated for a 2014 Locus award.