Edited by Roby James
Review by Colleen Cahill
Norilana Books ISBN/ITEM#: 9781934169896
Date: June 2008 / Show Article /
Anthologies focusing on women are not new; the Sword and Sorceress series begun by Marion Zimmer Bradley is the first that jumps to mind. When I got Warrior WiseWoman, edited by Roby James, I thought it was the same, but don't let the cover fool you. While intended to be a sister volume to Sword and Sorceress, it differs in that the focus is science fiction instead of fantasy. An ambitious goal, one that has a good start with stories that not only have women protagonists, but also complex plots and good writing. From official release/information:
From publicity material: Warrior Wisewoman is intended as a sister volume to the Sword and Sorceress fantasy series, with the main difference being that the story themes will involve science fiction instead of fantasy, and will be intended for a more mature audience.
Table of Contents: Introduction by Roby James, "Ice Queen" by Colleen Anderson, "Among The Wastes of Time" by Mary Catelli, "An Ashwini Apart" by Bhaskar Dutt, "A New Kind of Sunrise" by Nancy Fulda, "Christmas Wedding" by Vylar Kaftan, "Only a Personal Tragedy" by Sally Kuntz, "Faith" by Fran LaPlaca, "To Find Home Again" by Rose Lemberg, "Heaven Shed Tears" by Catherine Mintz, "As Darwin Decreed" by Peg Robinson, "Keepers of The Corn" by Anna Sykora, "Ungraceful Cliff Dwellers" by Douglas A. Van Belle, About the Authors, Publisher's Note.
(Source: Norilana Books)