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* FeministFantasy: Deliberately so, even with the ChainmailBikini trappings. The series is playing with the often-too-serious feminist heroines in silly ways because, as Freisner basically says in her forward to the first volume, being able to laugh at genre conventions is important.


Regular contributors with a page here on TVTropes have been Creator/EstherFriesner, Creator/LawrenceWattEvans, Creator/EricFlint, Creator/JimCHines, Creator/ElizabethMoon, Creator/WenSpencer, Creator/HarryTurtledove, and Creator/KDWentworth.

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Regular contributors with a page here on TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes have been Creator/EstherFriesner, Creator/LawrenceWattEvans, Creator/EricFlint, Creator/JimCHines, Creator/ElizabethMoon, Creator/WenSpencer, Creator/HarryTurtledove, and Creator/KDWentworth.

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%%* {{Deconstruction}}: A number of the stories deconstruct the genre comically.


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* PunBasedTitle: ''Chicks 'n Chained Males'', ''The Chick Is in the Mail'', ''Turn the Other Chick'', ''Chicks and Balances''.


%%* {{Badass}}: A staple.


%%* ActionGirl: Just about every subtype of the ActionGirl can be found here, quite often lampshaded, subverted, or otherwise played for laughs.

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%%* * ActionGirl: Just The objective of the whole series is to showcase just about every subtype of the ActionGirl that can be found here, applied to fantasy, and quite often lampshaded, subverted, lampshade it, subvert it, or otherwise played play it for laughs.



%%* ChainmailBikini: Not in every story, but on near every cover.

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%%* * ChainmailBikini: Not in every story, but on near every cover.Most of the ContemptibleCover art of the series has women wearing this, and many of the stories spread throughout will have the protagonists wearing this or some other type of Fanservice outfit.


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* DistressedDude: The RunningGag on ''Chicks 'n Chained Males'' is that every male main character that appears on the story will inevitably be on this situation.


''Chicks in Chainmail'' is an [[GenreAnthology fantasy anthology series]] created and edited by Creator/EstherFriesner, and published by Creator/BaenBooks, that centers around women warriors, usually with humorous tales and with a chainmail-bikini-clad woman on the cover that gets skimpier with each volume. So far, the following books have been published in the series:

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''Chicks in Chainmail'' is an [[GenreAnthology fantasy anthology series]] created and edited by Creator/EstherFriesner, and published by Creator/BaenBooks, that centers around women warriors, usually with humorous tales and with a chainmail-bikini-clad ChainmailBikini-clad woman on the cover that gets skimpier with each volume. So far, the following books have been published in the series:


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* ActionGirl: Just about every subtype of the ActionGirl can be found here, quite often lampshaded, subverted, or otherwise played for laughs.
* AmazonBrigade: Yes. Some examples are Moon's ''Ladies' Aid & Armor Society" and Ball's "Bronze Bra Guild".
* AmazonianBeauty: On the cover of every volume but [=TTOC=].
* {{Badass}}: A staple.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Doesn't happen that often, contrary to what one might expect.

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* %%* ActionGirl: Just about every subtype of the ActionGirl can be found here, quite often lampshaded, subverted, or otherwise played for laughs.
* %%* AmazonBrigade: Yes. Some examples are Moon's ''Ladies' Aid & Armor Society" and Ball's "Bronze Bra Guild".
* AmazonianBeauty: On the cover of every volume but [=TTOC=].
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%%* {{Badass}}: A staple.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Doesn't happen that often, contrary to what one might expect.BreakingTheFourthWall:



* ChainmailBikini: Not in every story, but on near every cover.
* ComicFantasy: While it maybe wasn't intended from the start as this, this is where it ended up.

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* %%* ChainmailBikini: Not in every story, but on near every cover.
* %%* ComicFantasy: While it maybe wasn't intended from the start as this, this is where it ended up.



* HurricaneOfPuns: Started with the anthology titles, and it got worse from there. Not every story is infected, but at times it feels like they were.
* JamesBondage: A OnceAnEpisode RunningGag throughout [=CnCM=].

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* %%* HurricaneOfPuns: Started with the anthology titles, and it got worse from there. Not every story is infected, but at times it feels like they were.
* %%* JamesBondage: A OnceAnEpisode RunningGag throughout [=CnCM=].


Regular contributors with a page here on TVTropes have been Creator/EstherFriesner, LawrenceWattEvans, Creator/EricFlint, Creator/JimCHines, Creator/ElizabethMoon, WenSpencer, Creator/HarryTurtledove, and KDWentworth.

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Regular contributors with a page here on TVTropes have been Creator/EstherFriesner, LawrenceWattEvans, Creator/LawrenceWattEvans, Creator/EricFlint, Creator/JimCHines, Creator/ElizabethMoon, WenSpencer, Creator/WenSpencer, Creator/HarryTurtledove, and KDWentworth.
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* ''Chicks and Balances'' ([=CaB=]) Coming in July, 2015

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* ''Mathemagics'' - an expanded tale of Riva Konneva, who also has a short story in each anthology


Regular contributors with a page here on TVTropes have been Creator/EstherFriesner, LawrenceWattEvans, Creator/EricFlint, JimCHines, Creator/ElizabethMoon, WenSpencer, Creator/HarryTurtledove, and KDWentworth.

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Regular contributors with a page here on TVTropes have been Creator/EstherFriesner, LawrenceWattEvans, Creator/EricFlint, JimCHines, Creator/JimCHines, Creator/ElizabethMoon, WenSpencer, Creator/HarryTurtledove, and KDWentworth.


''Chicks in Chainmail'' is an [[GenreAnthology fantasy anthology series]] created and edited by Creator/EstherFriesner, and published by Creator/BaenBooks, that centers around women warriors, usually with humorous tales and with a chainmail-bikini-clad woman on the cover. So far, the following books have been published in the series:

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''Chicks in Chainmail'' is an [[GenreAnthology fantasy anthology series]] created and edited by Creator/EstherFriesner, and published by Creator/BaenBooks, that centers around women warriors, usually with humorous tales and with a chainmail-bikini-clad woman on the cover.cover that gets skimpier with each volume. So far, the following books have been published in the series:


* JamesBondage: A OnceAnEpisode RunningGag throughout [[=CnCM=]].

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* JamesBondage: A OnceAnEpisode RunningGag throughout [[=CnCM=]].[=CnCM=].

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* JamesBondage: A OnceAnEpisode RunningGag throughout [[=CnCM=]].


* AmazonianBeauty: On the cover and in nigh every tale.

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* AmazonianBeauty: On the cover and in nigh of every tale.volume but [=TTOC=].



* ChainmailBikini: Not in every story, but on near every cover at least.

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* ChainmailBikini: Not in every story, but on near every cover at least.cover.

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