I enjoyed this book. It is a collection of short stories featuring women as heroes in a sword and sorcery background. One of my favorites was the story of Hillary Clinton in Valhalla. I originally got my hands on the book to fulfill a wishlist. I am rather glad that I decided to read it before posting.
When my daughter bought this book for me and gave it to me, it sat on the shelf for weeks. She's not a reader and only knows that Sci-Fi and Fantasy are my favorite genres. I opened this book only when I'd read everything else I had to read - AND - was really surprised. It's a collection of short stories. Some are really funny and some are satirical, but (to me) most were enjoyable. Now... on to the actual review that comes on the back of the book...
Here they come, and they're out for blood. For too long, they say, have hot blooded babes in brass bras and chain-link bikinis been held up to scorn as the embodiment of male fantasy wish-fulfillment and non-functionality. You think their swords won't cut, their clubs won't crush? You think they look CUTE?
You can't run, 'cause they're faster than you, and you better not fight, 'cause they're tougher - and they have no mercy. Here they come, Chicks in Chainmail, and they're going to get you.
All new stories by Elizabeth Moon (exploring the truth behind the legend of the Brass Bra), Friesner herself, Jody Lynn Nye, Harry Turtledove, Margaret Ball, and other top names in the business...
Publisher's Note: The Publisher wishes it know that the title for this volume was chosen by the editor and not by him. As a sensitive New Age Guy in good standing it would simply never occur to him to propose such a title, and he was shocked - SCHOKED - that it did to the others.
Yes the title is real! There are quite a few good stories in this book, worth reading if you like swordwork.
Fantasy short stories starring women who are NOT maidens in distress.
Enjoyable. Shorts by various authors so quality varies a little depending on selection. Tends toward the amusing.