A Girl's Guide to Guns and Monsters
Publish date: February 2nd 2010
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Short Stories
Series: Anna Strong Chronicles (#5)
I don't think you can call this "urban fantasy" when the stories are old west and 19th century. And if they're modern, they're focused on old west and 19th century stuff. Not what I was looking for.
I enjoyed Tanya Huff's Victoria Nelson story. Jane Lindskold's story, though not connected to her series, reminded me why I like her writing and should read some more of her Firekeeper Saga. Most of the other stories were enjoyable.
Like all anthologies, some stories are much better than others. I enjoyed Jane Lindskold's and Jim Hines stories the most.
This anthology was not bad....some of the stories were really good, some I didn't finish as they didn't interest me. I really thought having 3 stories featuring lesbians was a pretty high percentage. Does that mean only lesbians can be girls with guns who fight monsters? I read lesbian fiction, but ...
I'm going with a 3.5.The Drifter by Jane Lindskold: set in 1800s American West with werewolves, skinwalkers, and family ties. Really liked it. Near the top of my list for this antho.Our Lady of the Vampires: it's the Depression and something strange is happening in a home for girls. It was all right...