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altheaann
altheaann rated it 6 years ago
I've read several of the anthologies in this series, and I always really *want* to like them - I like the concept, and I very much appreciate the attitude... but then I seem to never really love the stories. I'm just not a big fan of the tongue-in-cheek humor that the series focuses on.Lady of Steel...
Kaia
Kaia rated it 8 years ago
What. The. Hell.I am stunned. I love, love humor that mocks, averts and/or subverts fantasy tropes, especially the ones applied to women, and I thought that's what this was. Sure, it's called Chicks in Chainmail, but that's part of the joke, right? I had high hopes, even though I don't really like a...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it 9 years ago
A collection of stories about warriors coming into their own. As is generally the case with collections, it's a mixed bag, though with more good than bad. The bad:"The Magestone" by SM and Jan Stirling. The writing isn't great, but the story (about a n00b sailor who tries to help free a mermaid s...
Miss Clark
Miss Clark rated it 10 years ago
My favorite story in this collection was Esther Freisner's "Thunderbolt," a story about Helen of Troy. Also decent were Mike Resnick's "The Boy who called 'Dragon!'"
Seeford's Spot
Seeford's Spot rated it 11 years ago
Nice book of short stories looking at the 'everyman' - the different kinds of worker bees out in space.The ones I liked the best:"Catalog of Woe", Mindy L. Klasky - librarian in space and alien troubles..."Ferret and Red", Josepha Sherman - interesting twist on relationships between alien races..."A...
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