Warriors

Warriors

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From George R. R. Martin's Introduction to Warriors:

"People have been telling stories about warriors for as long as they have been telling stories. Since Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the ancient Sumerians set down their tales of Gilgamesh, warriors, soldiers, and fighters have fascinated us; they are a part of every culture, every literary tradition, every genre. All Quiet on the Western Front, From Here to Eternity, and The Red Badge of Courage have become part of our literary canon, taught in classrooms all around the country and the world. Our contributors make up an all-star lineup of award-winning and bestselling writers, representing a dozen different publishers and as many genres. We asked each of them for the same thing--a story about a warrior. Some chose to write in the genre they're best known for. Some decided to try something different. You will find warriors of every shape, size, and color in these pages, warriors from every epoch of human history, from yesterday and today and tomorrow, and from worlds that never were. Some of the stories will make you sad, some will make you laugh, and many will keep you on the edge of your seat."

Included are a long novella from the world of Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, a new tale of Lord John by Diana Gabaldon, and an epic of humanity at bay by David Weber. Also present are original tales by David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Joe Haldeman, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, S.M. Stirling, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams.

Many of these writers are bestsellers. All of them are storytellers of the highest quality. Together they make a volume of unforgettable reading.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765320483
0765320487
9780765334770
0765334771
Branch Call Number: SF
Characteristics: 736 p. ; 25 cm

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SEBoiko
Dec 02, 2017

We tell God we're sorry for our sins and do penance to prove we mean it.

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We may die, but we'll never surrender!

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Every game has a purpose.

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The paths of glory lead but to the grave.

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Maybe I was born to be owned.

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You shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.

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..., keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

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Get out there and stab for your country.

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You need to match this green eagerness with a cold wit.

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What a fool I am in beer!

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erinsnest
Apr 11, 2013

April 7 2013...I was reading this on my computer, as an e-book, but was not enjoying the experience, so I ordered the real book. I was about 1/3 of the way through the Diana Gabaldon "Custom of the Army". Finished that story on April 9, 2013. It was a nice little Lord John story. I think I'll keep it around and read a couple more of the stories. Unless someone puts a hold on it!! (Oh, there are 4 copies, so I can have it for a while!)

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SusanWilbanks
Aug 05, 2012

I just read the e-version of Diana Gabaldon's novella in this collection, The Custom of the Army. Lord John is becoming my favorite of her characters--though I usually go for them in the Napoleonic Era, I have a soft spot for brave, snarky English officers.

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peterjcassidy
Jul 10, 2010

I would give this a 3 out of 5 - it's a mix of different genres- sci-fi, fantasy, military, mainstream, horror, an adequate read but not great. , It filled my need for something I could read and enjoy by some of the authors I like -Robin Hobb, George R.R. Martin- but with respect, not their best work nor do I think it the best work of the many other authors in this collection..

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