Skulls & Crossbones

skulls&crossbones_lg Tales of Women Pirates
edited by Andi Marquette
R. G. Emanuelle


272 pp. ● 6×9
$16.95 (pb) ● $9.95 (eb)
ISBN 978-1-934452-40-0 (pb)
● 978-1-934452-41-7 (eb)

FICTION – Anthologies (multiple authors)
FICTION – Fantasy – General
FICTION – Science Fiction – General

Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates.” – Mark Twain

Raise the sails! Adjust the thrusters! Prepare to embark on courageous adventures on water, land, and sky. From Viking battles of revenge and high sea betrayal, to modern-day piracy and space banditry, these twenty tales conjure up our inner pirate. Join the crews of women pirates who triumph in victory, face the gallows, and become unlikely heroes–women who follow the code of the Skull & Crossbones.

  • “Ladgarda” by Christine Rains
  • “The Gallows” by Jove Belle
  • “Valkyry” by Rakelle Valencia
  • “Lost Treasure” by R. G. Emanuelle
  • “The Hangman’s Dance” by Jane Fletcher
  • “The Furies” by Rajan Khanna
  • “Devil’s Bargain” by Andi Marquette
  • “Fifty Octaves Deep” by Alice Godwin
  • “HMS Nefarious,” by Rod Santos
  • “Pirate Wannabe” by Aubrie Dionne
  • “Road Pirate Wanted” by Victoria Oldham
  • “The Brahmapur Buccaneer” by Matthew Fryer
  • “The Kindness of Strangers” Vicki Stevenson
  • “Resolution 1838” by David Brookes
  • “The After” by Carrie Vaccaro Nelkin
  • “Captain, Hook, and Mr. Shrike” by Cat Conley
  • “A Perfect Life” by Elaine Burnes
  • “Stardance” by Trace Miller
  • “The Passenger” by Megan Magill
  • “Pipettes for the Pirate” by Holly Ellingwood

“HMS Nefarious” by Rod Santos
“The Gallows” by Jove Belle
“Resolution 1838″ by David Brookes
“The After” by Carrie Vaccaro Nelkin
are on the Tangent Online Recommended Reading List 2010


“Pirates have captured our imaginations for years, and the editors of this anthology are determined that the distaff side shall have its day.” — Steve Fahnestalk, review in Tangent Online