Warrior Women - Paula Guran

Edited by Paula Guran.

From fantastic legends and science fictional futures come compelling tales of powerful women — or those who discover strength they did not know they possessed — who fight because they must, for what they believe in, for those they love, to simply survive, or who glory in battle itself. Fierce or fearful, they are courageous and honorable — occasionally unscrupulous and tainted — but all warriors worthy of the name.


  • “They Tell Me There Will be No Pain” by Rachel Acks
  • “Love Among the Talus” by Elizabeth Bear
  • “The Days of the War, as Red as Blood, as Dark as Bile” by Aliette de Bodard
  • “Anukazi’s Daughter” by Mary Gentle
  • “England Under the White Witch” by Theodora Goss
  • “Soul Case” by Nalo Hopkinson
  • “Not That Kind of War” by Tanya Huff
  • “Wonder Maul Doll” by Kameron Hurley
  • “Joenna’s Ax” by Elaine Isaak
  • “The Sea Troll’s Daughter” by Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • “Eaters” by Nancy Kress
  • “Northern Chess” by Tanith Lee
  • “The Knight of Chains, The Deuce of Stars” by Yoon Ha Lee
  • “In the Loop” by Ken Liu
  • “Dying With Her Cheer Pants On” by Seanan McGuire
  • “The Lonely Songs of Laren Dorr” by George R. R. Martin
  • “Naratha’s Shadow” by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
  • “Hand to Hand” by Elizabeth Moon
  • “And Wash Out by Tides of War” by An Owomoyela
  • “Prayer” by Robert Reed
  • “The Application of Hope” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • “Boy Twelve” by Jessica Reisman
  • “The Girls From Avenger” by Carrie Vaughn
  • “Become a Warrior” by Jane Yolen
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Release date: November 2015
Genres: fantasy, anthology
Updated: August 26, 2021