First edition cover
|Editors||George R. R. Martin |
|Cover artist||Oleg Zhevelev|
|Published||17 June 2014|
|Media type||Print (hardcover)|
|Preceded by||Dangerous Women|
Of the book Martin said, "We’ve got something for everyone in Rogues … SF, mystery, historical fiction, epic fantasy, sword and sorcery, comedy, tragedy, crime stories, mainstream. And rogues, cads, scalawags, con men, thieves, and scoundrels of all descriptions. If you love Harry Flashman and Cugel the Clever, as I do, this is the book for you."
- “Everybody Loves a Rogue” (Introduction) by George R.R. Martin
- “Tough Times All Over” by Joe Abercrombie
In the city of Sipani, a package goes through multiple owners, each with a different viewpoint, starting with a courier who gets robbed.
- “What Do You Do?” by Gillian Flynn
A nameless sex worker and fortune teller is hired to spiritually cleanse a wealthy woman's house but soon comes to believe she is in way over her head.
- “The Inn of the Seven Blessings” by Matt Hughes
A thief is interrupted in a haul when he touches an idol and soon finds himself rescuing its owner.
- “Bent Twig” by Joe R. Lansdale
Hap takes the law into his own hands to rescue a young woman from criminals in Tyler, Texas.
- “Tawny Petticoats” by Michael Swanwick
In a surreal Post-Utopian New Orleans full of zombies, two tricksters, named Darger and Surplus, attempt a huge con.
- “Provenance” by David W. Ball
The journey of a newly resurfaced Caravaggio through war and bloodshed to arrive in the present day.
- “The Roaring Twenties” by Carrie Vaughn
A tense confrontation in a speakeasy frequented by the magical crowd.
- “A Year and a Day in Old Theradane” by Scott Lynch
A retired thief is blackmailed into stealing an entire street within a year and a day.
- “Bad Brass” by Bradley Denton
When a group of high school students tries to sell stolen tubas, their substitute teacher plans on stealing their profits to teach them a lesson.
- “Heavy Metal” by Cherie Priest
A monster hunter is called in to a small town which is still recovering from a 150 year old ecological disaster
- “The Meaning of Love” by Daniel Abraham
In the slums a prince is in hiding - but now he has fallen in love with a young woman about to be sold as a slave.
- “A Better Way to Die” by Paul Cornell
- “Ill Seen in Tyre” by Steven Saylor
A Greek poet and his apprentice stop in Tyre to purchase a magical tome
- “A Cargo of Ivories” by Garth Nix
- “Diamonds From Tequila” by Walter Jon Williams
- “The Caravan to Nowhere” by Phyllis Eisenstein
- “The Curious Affair of the Dead Wives” by Lisa Tuttle
- “How the Marquis Got His Coat Back” by Neil Gaiman
Following the Neverwhere series, the Marquis de Carabas seeks to recover his lost signature coat somewhere in the London Below.
- “Now Showing” by Connie Willis
- “The Lightning Tree” by Patrick Rothfuss Follows an average day in the life of Bast, the mysterious innkeeper's even more mysterious assistant.
- The Rogue Prince, or, a King’s Brother by George R. R. Martin, set in the Westeros of Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, hundreds of years before the events of A Game of Thrones
This is a prequel to The Princess and the Queen (2013) and focuses on the actions of King Viserys I Targaryen's brother, Prince Daemon Targaryen.
The anthology as a whole was nominated for the 2015 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology. Gillian Flynn's contribution to this anthology -- "What Do You Do?" -- won the Edgar Award for short story, 2015. It was later republished in hardcover, under the title "The Grownup".
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- "World Fantasy Awards 2015". sfadb.com. 8 November 2015. Retrieved 2 March 2016.
- Rogues title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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- Raets, Stefan (June 2, 2014). "A Gallery of Rogues: "A Year and a Day in Old Theradane" by Scott Lynch". Tor.com. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
- McGovern, Bridget (June 3, 2014). "Feuding Targaryens: A Non-Spoiler Review of George R. R. Martin's "The Rogue Prince, or, A King's Brother"". Tor.com. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
- Landon, Justin (June 4, 2014). "Just Another Three Card Monte: Joe Abercrombie's "Tough Times All Over"". Tor.com. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
- Walton, Jo (June 5, 2014). "A Day in the Life of Bast: Patrick Rothfuss's "The Lightning Tree"". Tor.com. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
- DeNardo, John (April 5, 2014). "Table of Contents: ROGUES Edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois". SF Signal. Retrieved September 26, 2014.