From George R. R. Martin's advent to Warriors:
"People were telling tales approximately warriors for so long as they've been telling tales. due to the fact that Homer first sang the wrath of Achilles and the traditional Sumerians set down their stories of Gilgamesh, warriors, squaddies, and opponents have interested us; they're a a part of each tradition, each literary culture, each style. All Quiet at the Western entrance, From right here to Eternity, and The pink Badge of braveness became a part of our literary canon, taught in school rooms everywhere in the nation and the realm. Our participants make up an all-star lineup of award-winning and bestselling writers, representing a dozen varied publishers and as many genres. We requested every one of them for a similar thing—a tale a few warrior. a few selected to write down within the style they're top identified for. a few made up our minds to aim anything varied. you will discover warriors of each form, measurement, and colour in those pages, warriors from each epoch of human heritage, from the day gone by and this day and the next day to come, and from worlds that by no means have been. the various tales will make you unhappy, a few will make you chuckle, and lots of will continue you at the fringe of your seat."
Included are a protracted novella from the area of track of Ice and hearth by means of George R. R. Martin, a brand new story of Lord John through Diana Gabaldon, and an epic of humanity at bay via David Weber. additionally current are unique stories by way of David Ball, Peter S. Beagle, Lawrence Block, Gardner Dozois, Joe Haldeman, Robin Hobb, Cecelia Holland, Joe R. Lansdale, David Morrell, Naomi Novik, James Rollins, Steven Saylor, Robert Silverberg, S.M. Stirling, Carrie Vaughn, Howard Waldrop, and Tad Williams.
Many of those writers are bestsellers. them all are storytellers of the very best quality. jointly they make a quantity of unforgettable studying.