Rogues Review – An Introduction

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Summary:

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!

As you can see, Rogues is a pan-genre anthology unified not by genre, but by theme. Taking this even further, some of the authors have chosen to dabble outside their normal genre. Due to how rich this is (and the fact that this anthology is a monster at over 800 pages), I’ve decided to review this gradually. I’ll read stories here and there, and review each one on its own merits. At the end, I’ll do a wrap-up post and let you know my thoughts of the book as a whole. Because this is an anthology and it isn’t genre specific, I do think there is going to be some level of your mileage may vary, and I figure this way is the fairest way to ensure that the individual stories get their due. I don’t have a set schedule or anything, but will generally aim for at least 2-3 a week if only so it doesn’t take me forever to get through the book. All reviews in the series will be tagged “Rogues” so you can easily find all the reviews. The one thing that is certain is that I will be presenting them as they are presented. The first post will go up tomorrow!

Enjoy!

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