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Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love By George R.R. Martin Gardner Dozois,

  • Title: Songs of Love and Death: All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love
  • Author: George R.R. Martin Gardner Dozois
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  • Page: 282
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  • IN this star studded cross genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand new tales of ill fated love From zombie infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery haunted rural fields in eighteenth century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien worlIN this star studded cross genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand new tales of ill fated love From zombie infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery haunted rural fields in eighteenth century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate Award winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he s one of the hottest stars in literature today with The Thing About Cassandra, a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby no matter the cost New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents Love Hurts, in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R R Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell Discover the many realms of the heart with this extraordinary cast of acclaimed authors PETER S BEAGLE JO BEVERLEY JIM BUTCHER JACQUELINE CAREY DIANA GABALDON NEIL GAIMAN YASMINE GALENORN M.L.N HANOVER ROBIN HOBB CECELIA HOLLAND TANITH LEE MARJORIE M LIU MARY JO PUTNEY LINNEA SINCLAIR MELINDA SNODGRASS LISA TUTTLE CARRIE VAUGHN
    Songs of Love and Death All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love IN this star studded cross genre anthology seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy science fiction and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand new tales of ill fated

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    1. I only read selected stories from Songs of Love and Death, because some of the authors or the first pages didn t appeal For example, me and Jim Butcher don t get on very well Everyone else says the misogyny is just Harry Dresden and is part of his character and it doesn t come from Jim Butcher it still makes me feel profoundly uncomfortable So, of the ones I read, the first was Jo Beverley s The Marrying Maid I liked the idea, especially the link to the Robin Hood legend It could ve been a whole [...]

    2. I picked up Songs of Love and Death specifically to read the new story by Diana Gabaldon A Leaf on the Wind of All Saint s , and it was certainly worth it Leaf is a fantastic addition to Gabaldon s works in the Outlander series Focusing on a character we ve previously heard about but never met, this story explores a plot point introduced in the 7th book in the series, Echo in the Bone Without going into detail, in order to avoid spoilers, all I can say is that Gabaldon s fans MUST read this stor [...]

    3. Baz hik yeler ger ekten ok iyiydi Baz lar da tam tersi Bu t r derlemelerde her zaman oldu u gibi Favori yk m Kushiel s Dart n yazar n n kaleminden kand Son derece ahlaks z ama bir o kadar da merak uyand r c yd Dresden yk s n pek sevmedim, Gaiman n yk s de ortalaman n biraz st ndeydi Arada ba ar l bilimkurgu hik yeleri g rmek de g zel bir s rpriz oldu.

    4. I want to savor these stories little by little because they are so darn good but I find myself rushing through them needing to know what happened next I find this anthology so far to be quite fascinating and I am enjoying myself immensely reading through the creative and varied voices within these songs.JACQUELINE CAREY this was the first story that I chose and quite purposefully, at that It was of Anafiel Delunay, who was once known as Anafiel de Montreve, a poet that was good enough to become [...]

    5. Wow talk about your sucker punch to the stomach I thought Martin and Dozois were just being irritating by holding Diana Gabaldon s story until last in the collection like promising you cheesecake, but not until after you eat your whole dinner But now I see why they did it Nobody could have followed Gabaldon s story A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows Not Peter Beagle or Neil Gaiman Not anyone I ll review the whole book and then we can get back to A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows Touted as a cross [...]

    6. As with any anthology, this is a mixed bag.The high points were Carrie Vaughn s Rooftops a nicely paced story about a playwright whose life changes after she s saved by a superhero and Neil Gaiman s The Thing About Cassandra an imaginative story about a man coming across a lie from his past I also enjoyed Robin Hobb s return to the Six Duchies in Blue Boots and the gritty but satisfying Hurt Me by M.L.N Hanover.Some of the other stories were well written or had interesting moments, but a couple [...]

    7. Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyThe moment I heard the words Outlander spinoff , I was sold Diana Gabaldon s epic Outlander series is probably my all time favorite series ever in any genre The other authors who I love in this anthology like Jim Butcher, Carrie Vaughn, and Yasmine Galenorn are just icing on the cake Love Hurts by Jim Butcher a Harry Dresden story In addition to the main series, I have now read several short stories starring the Wizard P.I Harry Dresden and I think Love [...]

    8. This new cross genre anthology purports to be an all original collection of tales of star crossed lovers written by fantasy, romance, horror and crime authors The all original tag doesn t hold up with the first story, Jim Butcher s Love Hurts , in which Dresden and a friend fall victim to a spell It s the same setup seen in hundreds of TV shows in which characters flirt with, or are tricked into thinking, they are in love and go back to their old ways by story s end.The introduction is odd as we [...]

    9. The 4 star rating is based solely upon the short story A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows written by Diana Gabaldon When I read on Diana s website that not only did she have a short story published in Songs of Love and Death All Original Tales of Star Crossed Love but that it was a story about Roger In An Echo in the Bone Diana Gabaldon generated yet another mystery that had to do with Roger s parents I really enjoyed this even though it only made me want it did answer the question to the myster [...]

    10. I really enjoyed this anthology and am going to post some of the specifics about a few of the stories, but not all of them, that would make for an incredibly long review I enjoyed the theme of this anthology being star crossed lovers and I enjoyed meeting new characters and learning things about some of my favorite characters I did not know I hope you enjoy it as well.Love Hurts by Jim ButcherThis was a cute, short, pretty easy and flowing story I found it a tad bit shocking because of the two s [...]

    11. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.George R.R Martin and Gardner Dozois have collected a nice batch of all new stories from an all star cast in Songs of Love and Death The theme is star crossed lovers, and as you might guess from the title, each tale is a love story, and many are death stories, too Some are sad, some are sexy, and one or two are slightly sappy Overall, I enjoyed the collection Here s what you ll find in Songs of Love and Death Love Hurts by Jim Butcher may be the story Harr [...]

    12. Songs of Love and Death is the perfect anthology for every reader It has a little bit of everything for everyone from paranormal, zombies, and favorite characters from series as well as new stories from best selling authors This anthology brings out the heavy hitters Mr Jim Butcher brings his tough as nails Harry Dresden, a puzzling string of love pact murder cases in Love Hurts Meet some magical sea creatures in Melinda M Snodgrass s The Wayfarer s Advice There are so many good stories to choos [...]

    13. I think the hardest part of anthologies is that it seems so long because there are so many stories and I feel as if I have to invest much than I actually have to Plus, there is nothing to keep me hooked between stories vs a novel of this length, there is the driving desire to find out what happened.I did enjoy most of the short stories and a few really stayed with me Some were a bit too creepy for me, though The standouts for me were Hurt Me by MLN HanoverAfter the Blood by Marjorie M LiuMan in [...]

    14. So many fantastic authors I especially loved and bought it just for the Jacqueline Cary story Utter brilliance Being a Harry Dresden fan, I loved Jim Butcher s contribution as well, and Neil Gaiman s story was typical Neil brilliance Highly recommended

    15. Overall An anthology filled with 17 stories about star crossed lovers I enjoyed almost all stories and was introduced to a lot of new writers I only knew maybe half of these authors before reading There is a good mixture of different genres which I consider a pro, but I can understand why someone might consider it a con, in case they only end up liking only one or two stories genres But if you like a touch of fantasy and love stories, then I think you are good with the majority of the stories Th [...]

    16. Assorted work by multiple writers and edited by George R.R Martin Gardner Dozois Being familiar with multiple anthologies edited by Martin, I was instantaneously interested I picked this up after misplacing my current read Latro in the Mist and figured it would be the perfect opportunity to carve through some shorts while I wait for its return and or rediscovery They are all quick reads and as the title suggests, all are around the disasters that love and death can bring Some are uniquely writte [...]

    17. Well, this was the best compilation of short stories that I have ever read I can really say that I truly adored every single one.Love Hurts by Jim ButcherThis is a Dresden files story, and I really liked the way it was written It was very clear and easy to follow, easy to get a mental image from descriptions Maybe I ll read some Dresden FIles books now The Marrying Maid by Jo BeverlyCute, cute, cute I love how it was historical fantasy I could totally read this to girlfriends at a girly sleepove [...]

    18. Salt a k t r nde kitaplar okumaktan pek ho lanmasam da fantastik yk lere a k eleri kat l nca yk benim i in ba ka bir boyuta ge mi oluyor Derlemenin edit r de yazarlar da o u bay ld m ya da merak etti im yazarlard ama ok b y k bir beklentiyle ba lamad m yk de romanda oldu u kadar geni bir fantastik d nya yaratmak zor, bu y zden o a dan ok fazla bir beklentiye girmedim ok a rarak be enerek okudu um bir fantastik evren olmad yk lerde de Normalde yk den yeterince tat alamam ama bu kitaptaki o u yk d [...]

    19. This collection of short stories is exactly what the subtitle says tales of star crossed love Crossing a gamut of sub genres within the realms of science fiction and fantasy, there should be something here for almost everyone.As with almost any anthology, there were stories that I loved and some that just didn t do anything for me I was a little afraid that it would start to get depressing star crossed love just doesn t sound happy, now does it but there was a good balance of happy and sad endin [...]

    20. I m giving 3 stars, one for Gaiman, one for Gabaldon and last for Putney The rest is not bad but exciting either.

    21. I wrote quick phrases of each short story to remind me what they were about whenever I was going to write my full review Jim Butcher Love Hurts Dresden, love spells Heard of the author but haven t read any of his books I didn t feel like I was flailing around trying to figure out the relationship between the characters or special info about them.Jo Beverly The Marrying Maid Hate it Hate hate hate Tatiana, Oberon, family curse I just hated this story It basically seems like hey, I ve got to marry [...]

    22. This is a really great collection of 17 short stories by different authors ranging from romance to sci fi to horror, all of which are about star crossed lovers The huge number of stories is both a gift and a curse, since I felt overwhelmed by how many stories I had left, but I also didn t feel bad about picking and choosing Oh you like straight up romance There are a few of those Aliens Yup, that too Fairy tales Ghost stories Superheroes Yup, yup, yup I originally picked it up because Jacqueline [...]

    23. I bought this book mainly for the Diana Gabaldon s short story about Roger MacKenzie s parents, which I loved and wished that it was longer That story rated 4 stars but the rest of the stories, or rather, the ones that I read, rated 3 The ones I read and liked 3 stars was Love Hurts by Jim Butcher a Harry Dresden tale where he battles with the secret desires of his heart it was okay, kinda felt flat to me, maybe because it was too short Don t know The Marrying Maid by Jo Beverley a historical ro [...]

    24. This is a wonderful collection of short stories by some of todays hottest writers Neil Gaiman, Diana Gabaldon, Jim Butcher, Jacqueline Carey, Marjorie M Liu, and Carrie Vaughn, to name a few Though I won t give a synopsis of each of the 17 stories included in this anthology, I do want to explain which are part of ongoing series Jim Butchers Love Hurts is a Harry Dresden story Jacqueline Carey s You, and You Alone is a Kushiel story though it seemed like an extract rather than a stand alone And, [...]

    25. This is an sff romance anthology, with a contributor list definitely a cut above the average Editor Martin has the connections My favorites were the entries from Tanith Lee, Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Peter S Beagle and Neil Gaiman who contributes an actual story, rather than the short poem he usually gives anthologies but many of the others were very good as well Recommended.Contents 1 Love Hurts by Jim Butcher a Harry Dresden story 2 The Marrying Maid by Jo Beverly3 Rooftops by Carrie Vaugh [...]

    26. I would say about 2 3rds of the stories were fantastic I wanted to read on and on and hated that they were ending and I had to start on to a new short story Jim Butcher is, of course, fabulous I love his stories that include Harry Dresden anyway And Neil Gaiman is a genius, his short story The Thing about Cassandra was creepy and eery, but ooh soooo good in that awesome Gaiman way My all time favorite Diana Gabaldon has a short in this as well, a cool little story about Roger s dad if you have r [...]

    27. I m going to be lazy and copy a comment I made to Hirondelle earlier, because it says most of what I have to say about this book.There were some I liked I felt like about half the stories held my interest were worth reading.The ones I thought well of, or at least was able to finish reading Love Hurts by Jim Butcher Hurt Me by M.L.N Hanover The Thing About Cassandra by Neil Gaiman His Wolf by Lisa Tuttle Kaskia by Peter S BeagleOkay, so that s actually less than a third.Others mileage may vary Th [...]

    28. Just the diversity alone is enough to recommend this book, naturally there are a few story s that could have been left on the dock, but that is what these books are all about I would rate this book a long flight, at least 12 hours in First class, maybe it could be finished before landing, and definitely take it with you, it is a collection hardcover Some of these where really out there where the bus es don t run, unusual use of a thematic diligence Here we ran the gamut of haunting s to way into [...]

    29. These are a collection of stories by some very famous authors Most of these stories are new Some of these stories, like the one Jim Butcher gives us we read about familiar characters we have met before All of them revolve around love and or death And although you would suspect a collection of lovely PNR stories, you actually get a bit of that and a lot of sci fi with a bit of historical romance death thrown in for good measure Not all end on a happy note, nor on an expected one either, but all l [...]

    30. Most of the tales were incredibly bizarre and not very enjoyable MNL Hanover, Cecelia Holland, Neil Gaiman, Peter Beagle, Marjorie Liu and Tanith Lee The stories by Lisa Tuttle, Mary Jo Putney, Yasmine Galenorn, Jo Beverly, Melinda Snodgrass, Carrie Vaughn and Robin Hobb were ok but nothing special.I was surprised by the Jim Butcher story Love Hurts I hated the first Harry Dresden book but this was very good I will now have to go back to Harry s series and read book number 2 hoping it s better t [...]

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