Rogues

Rogues

Book - 2014
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"Featuring some of the hottest names in fiction--including New York Times bestsellers Gillian Flynn, Neil Gaiman, and Patrick Rothfuss, PLUS a new Song of Ice and Fire story by George R. R. Martin--the second of our three George R. R. Martin/Gardner Dozois all-original anthologies. Everybody loves a rogue, though sometimes we live to regret it. In this anthology, each of the contributors was asked for a story about a rogue, full of deft twists, cunning plans, and reversals"-- Provided by publisher.
"A thrilling collection of twenty-one original stories by an all-star list of contributors--including a new A Game of Thrones story by George R. R. Martin! The latest story collection from #1 New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin and award-winning editor Gardner Dozois is filled with subtle shades of gray. Twenty-one all-original stories, by an all-star list of contributors, will delight and astonish you in equal measure with their cunning twists and dazzling reversals. And George R. R. Martin himself offers a brand-new A Game of Thrones tale chronicling one of the biggest rogues in the entire Ice and Fire saga. Follow along with the likes of Gillian Flynn, Joe Abercrombie, Neil Gaiman, Patrick Rothfuss, Scott Lynch, Cherie Priest, Garth Nix, and Connie Willis as well as other masters of literary sleight-of-hand in this rogues' gallery of stories that will plunder your heart--and yet leave you all the richer for it. Featuring all-new stories by Joe Abercrombie Daniel Abraham David W. Ball Paul Cornell Bradley Denton Phyllis Eisenstein Gillian Flynn Neil Gaiman Matthew Hughes Joe R. Lansdale Scott Lynch Garth Nix Cherie Priest Patrick Rothfuss Steven Saylor Michael Swanwick Lisa Tuttle Carrie Vaughn Walter Jon Williams Connie Willis And an Introduction by George R. R. Martin!"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780345537263
0345537262
Branch Call Number: SF ROGUES
Characteristics: xvi, 810 pages ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Dozois, Gardner R
Martin, George R. R

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csrestall
Jan 31, 2017

I rated this book based only on the GRR Martin novella, The Rogue Prince.

It was a good novella but short! Lots of dragons and a really fun read! It was written from a historical standpoint less of a narrative. It was great and detailed the lead up to the Dance of Dragons. My one recommendation if you are planning on reading both novellas from the Dance. Read this one first even though it was published second! This one discusses the lead up to the dance; while the one in Dangerous Women collection The Princess and the Queen, occurs during the Dance and details the death of the majority of the dragons.

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andreareads
Jul 14, 2016

Some of these stories were excellent, others I skipped over after reading a few pages - hit and miss for me.

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red_ant_7163
May 05, 2016

great book!

Tough Times All Over, Joe Abercrombie. Hard times in a stinking city, where each thief is sneakier, slyer, or stronger than the last, and the precious packet slips from one pair of cunning hands to another, onerous debts incurred and almost forgiven. The packet is never opened, for the game is the thing.
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ChristchurchLib Feb 16, 2016

An all-star lineup of storytellers distinguishes this collection of 21 original tales of "scoundrels, con men, and scalawags, ne'er-do-wells, thieves, cheats, and rascals." With contributions from fantasy stalwarts such as George R.R. Martin, Patrick Rothfuss, and Neil Gaiman as well as acclaimed writers in other genres, including thriller author Gillian Flynn, mystery writer Steven Saylor, and science fiction master Connie Willis, each story introduces the not-so-good guys and gals we all secretly root for.

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2monkeyreaders
Dec 08, 2015

I only read Patrick Rothfuss' "The Lightning Tree." This is a great insight into Bast's character (from The Kingkiller Series). There is something about Rothfuss' prose that is refreshing, and this is no exception.

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jescar82
Nov 30, 2015

I only read this book because of Gillian Flynn's short story "What would you do", which has just been published as a stand-alone novel called "The Grownup". The library had around 300 hold requests and it was so much faster just to check out this book than wait a long time for the stand-alone.

qwert123 Feb 10, 2015

I can't wait to read the story by Patrick Rothfuss.

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Kyanite
Oct 29, 2014

I only read two stories from this book. The Rothfuss story, The Lightening Tree, was brilliant. I recommend it highly for anyone reading The Kingkiller Chronicles. It might be a tad spolerish for those who have not. Martin's story, The Rogue Prince, is as dry as his previous Song of Ice and Fire "historical" shorts. If you didn't like the previous ones, you probably won't like this one, either.

luinealaRPL Sep 22, 2014

This book is best summed up by Martin in the forward to this book: "everybody loves a rogue" - it's certainly true here. This collection features stories from a wide range of genres and authors, including some of my favourites: Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), Scott Lynch (The Gentleman Bastard Sequence), Neil Gaiman, Matthew Hughes, and of course, George R.R. Martin himself.

My pick from this collection would definitely be Patrick Rothfuss' story, which features the fan-favourite rogue from the Kingkiller Chronicles, Bast. In it, we finally get to see just what Bast gets up to all day. But my other favourite was Gillian Flynn's - not an author I normally read, but her story was tense with some truly creepy twists. This was perfect summer reading for me - a great variety of short, intriguing tales with an excellent gallery of amusing, clever rogues.

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Jan 31, 2017

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csrestall
Jan 31, 2017

This summary only details the GRR Martin novella the Rogue Prince.

At the beginning of this story we learn that Viserys has chosen Rhayenra to be his successor because he has no sons. He soon remarries to Lady Allicent (who is the dowager queen in the Princess and the Queen). He then has true born sons and the debate is begun. Half of the kingdom is loyal to the Princess and half of the kingdom is loyal to the sons of Queen Allicent. Rhayenra's sons have debatable parentage, however she eventually remarries her uncle Prince Daemon. Lady Allicent proves fertile and has many children as well. The divide only gets worse and worse until the Dance of Dragons which begins with the death of the king at the end of the novella.

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Jan 31, 2017

Other: Incest in the novella the Rogue Prince.

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