Chicks Ahoy

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The Popular Chicks in Chainmail Series Set New Standards (and Sales Figures) for Humorous Fantasy. Here’re the First Three books in One Specially-Priced Omni-Trade Volume.

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-fictionality. You think their swords won’t cut, their clubs won’t ...

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Overview

The Popular Chicks in Chainmail Series Set New Standards (and Sales Figures) for Humorous Fantasy. Here’re the First Three books in One Specially-Priced Omni-Trade Volume.

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-fictionality. You think their swords won’t cut, their clubs won’t crush? You think they look cute?

It’s time to take sword-swinging amazons more seriously. Well, maybe not too seriously. After all, the popular Chicks in Chainmail series wasn’t known for stark drama and solemn think-pieces. In fact, they made a lot of people laugh. And now the first three books in the series are combined in one attractively-priced Omni-Trade Paperback volume.

· Chicks in Chainmail (The look at the lighter side of amazons that started it all.)

· Did You Say Chicks? (Smile when you say that, you wimpy noncombatant!)

· Chicks ‘n Chained Males (Those men just can’t take care of themselves, so send in the amazons!)

It’s all right to have a laugh or two. The swordswomen like a good laugh as much as the next amazon. Just don’t let them get the idea that you’re laughing at them, instead of with them—if you know what’s good for you . . .

Stories of fierce female fighters by Harry Turtledove, Roger Zelazny, Elizabeth Moon, Jan and S.M. Stirling, K. D. Wentworth, Lawrence Watt-Evans and more—including Esther Friesner herself.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439133019
  • Publisher: Baen
  • Publication date: 12/7/2010
  • Series: Chicks in Chainmail Series , #6
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 880
  • Sales rank: 957,042
  • Product dimensions: 7.36 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 1.81 (d)

Meet the Author

Esther Friesner

Esther Friesner is winner twice over of the coveted Nebula Award (for the Year’s Best short Story, 1995 and 1996) and is the author of over thirty novels, including the USA Today best-seller Warchild, and more than one hundred short stories. For Baen she edited the five popular “Chicks in Chainmail” anthologies. Her works have been published in the , , , , and . She lives in with her husband, two children, and two rambunctious cats.

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  • Posted October 14, 2011

    Love Esther Friesner and her "Chicks", but this one was not for me! Recommended for those who have not read any of the others!

    My fault, I thought this was a new title in her series of "Chicks" books, but it's a compilation of three of the previous books. I blew it buying this one, as I already have all the Chicks books. Now if you've not read any of them or maybe just one it's worth the price as you will enjoy the stories immensely ! But for me, I felt that there are plenty of Authors out there that could write wonderful stories about seafaring, pirate women. Heck, I've got a lady pirate in my own family who sailed her ship up the Thames River to have a word with Queen Elizabeth (the first) about feeling a bit picked on by the English! Maybe I should send Ms. Friesner a story about that! LOL!
    By all means if you've not read the others, get this one!

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  • Posted November 29, 2010

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    singular skewering satires

    This omnibus collection contains the frisky frolicking first three Chicks Amazonian anthology adventures. With a parry, lunge and tongue in cheek (that is the female warrior not turning the other cheek like in "The Old Grind" (Laura Frankos) but in the other's cheek. Heroines are not afraid to fight in the MUD as George Alec Effinger affirms.

    Chicks in Chainmail. These are the original twenty tales. Elizabeth Moon (she also contributes shorts to the other two collections) sets the tone with "And Ladies of the Club" as the king plans to tax bras while Janni Lee Simner answers with "Bra Melting". Holly Lisle's "Armor-Ella" stars six foot El and not so Prince Charming. Finally there is super mom at "Career Day" by Margaret Ball and a female guard protecting a brothel in "The Guardswoman" by Lawrence Watt-Evans (he also contributes short stories to the other two collections).

    Did you say chicks?! The second Chicks warrior anthology contains nineteen entries including a Starhawk tale by Barbara Hambly. Harry Turtledove's contribution shows the importance of gender teamwork and a "valiant vanquished" in "The Attack of the Avenging Virgins" by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough (she also contributes a short story in the first book) as women (virgins and veterans) kick all types of butt.

    Chicks 'n chained Males. These sixteen contributions star women in shining armor (often less attire) who come to the aid of lads in distress. Susan Casper's "Why Do You Think They call It Middle Earth" stars a fighting female taking on dragons and other ilk to save hapless men as does "Leg Irons, The Bi*ch and the Wardrobe" by Ms. Frankos.

    Readers of both genders will appreciate this compilation, but I suggest reading the Chicks Ahoy saga over several months as the theme is singular skewering satires summed up by "A Bi*ch in Time" (Doranna Durgin).

    Harriet Klausner

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