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Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love
Songs of Love and Death All Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love
Author: George R. R. Martin (Editor), Gardner Dozois (Editor)
A groundbreaking star-studded cross-genre anthology featuring seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance! EXPLORE THE BORDERLANDS....From zombie-infested woods in a post-apocalyptic America to faerie-haunted rural fields in eighteenth-century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781439150146
ISBN-10: 1439150141
Publication Date: 11/16/2010
Pages: 468
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3.5 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 15
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I usually find anthologies disappointing but this one was really good. Everyone who contributed for the most part was 1st rate. Even the few that did not really appeal to me were well written.
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barbsis avatar reviewed Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love on + 1076 more book reviews
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 than the first.

I particularly enjoyed Linnea Sinclair and Diana Gabaldon's tales. For those [book:Outlander|10964] lovers, this is about Roger MacKenzie's parents.
althea avatar reviewed Songs of Love and Death: All Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love on + 774 more book reviews
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 Beverly
3. "Rooftops" by Carrie Vaughn
4. "Hurt Me" by M.L.N. Hanover
5. "Demon Lover" by Cecelia Holland
6. "The Wayfarer's Advice" by Melinda M. Snodgrass [an Imperials story]
7. "Blue Boots" by Robin Hobb
8. "The Thing About Cassandra" by Neil Gaiman
9. "After the Blood" by Marjorie M. Liu
10. "You and You Alone" by Jacqueline Carey [a Kushiel story]
11. "His Wolf" by Lisa Tuttle
12. "Courting Trouble" by Linnea Sinclair
13. The Demon Dancer by Mary Jo Putney
14. Under/Above the Water by Tanith Lee
15. Kaskia by Peter S. Beagle
16. Man in the Mirror by Yasmine Ganelorn
17. A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows by Diana Gabaldon (an Outlander story


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