Songs of Love & Death is an anthology of stories edited by Gardner Dozois and George R. R. Martin from Gallery Books.
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 world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate.A groundbreaking anthology of fantasy, science fiction, and romance from bestselling authors in their genres, edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois.
-Jim Butcher, “Love Hurts” (a Harry Dresden story)
-Jo Beverly, “The Marrying Maid”
-Carrie Vaughn, “Rooftops”
-M.L.N. Hanover, “Hurt Me”
-Cecelia Holland, “Demon Lover”
-Melinda M. Snodgrass, “The Wayfarer’s Advice” (an Imperials story)
-Robin Hobb, “Blue Boots”
-Neil Gaiman, “The Thing About Cassandra”
-Marjorie M. Liu, “After the Blood”
-Jacqueline Carey, “You and You Alone” (a Kushiel story)
-Lisa Tuttle, “His Wolf”
-Linnea Sinclair, “Courting Trouble”
-Mary Jo Putney, “The Demon Dancer”
-Tanith Lee, “Under/Above the Water”
-Peter S. Beagle, “Kashkia”
-Yasmine Galenorn, “Man in the Mirror”
-Diana Gabaldon, “A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows” (an OUTLANDER spinoff)
Songs of Love & Death was submitted for review and I retain my copy.
An anthology is a wonderful thing. I have the opportunity to try new to me authors as well as reading a short story from some of my favorites.
In Songs of Love & Death I was able to experience both - here is a quick rundown of some of my favorite stories.
I got a quick fix of Harry Dresden in 'Love Hurts' - and I have yet to read a Harry Dresden story that disappoints. I may have a slight crush on him. :)
I have read M.L.N. Hanover before and was left on the fence - but with 'Hurt Me' I was riveted. That was a very intense read.
'After the Blood' by Marjorie M. Liu was zombie's and I love me some zombie's. Ms. Liu put her own spin on the zombie lore and it was very good.
Linnea Sinclair writes some of the best sci/fi I've read and 'Courting Trouble' was no exception. I love Ms. Sinclair's world building and her ability to make her characters come alive.
'Man in the Mirror' by Yasmine Galenorn was something a little different from what I have read from her before - a tale of a ghost with a conscience.
Diana Gabaldon gives us 'A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows' and it is a must read for all of the Outlander fans out there. :)
All of these stories were unique and just long enough to whet the appetite for more.
I give Songs of Love & Death 5 out of 5 stars.
- ISBN-13: 9781439150146
- ISBN-10: 1439150141
- Publisher: Gallery Press
- Date: November 16, 2010
- Page Count: 480