Princess and swordswoman, lawyer and motorcyclist, scholar and barbarian: there are many ways to be a heroine. In this anthology, seventeen authors find new ways to pair one weapon-wielding woman and one whose strengths lie in softer skills.
“Which is more powerful, the warrior or the gentlewoman?” these stories ask. And the answer is inevitably, “Both, working together!”
Herein, you’ll find duels and smugglers, dance battles and danger noodles, and even a new Swordspoint story!
From big names and bold new voices, these stories are fun, clever, and always positive about the power of love.
Ellen Kushner Aliette de Bodard Yoon Ha Lee Neon Yang Jennifer Mace Django Wexler Freya Marske Claire Bartlett K.A. Doore Alison Tam Ann LeBlanc Cara Patterson Chris Wolfgang Elaine McIonyn Elizabeth Davis S.K. Terentiev Kaitlyn Zivanovich