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Sword and Sorceress III (Sword and Sorceress #3)

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The Evolution of Women’s Fantasy · Marion Zimmer Bradley
Dragon-Amber · Deborah Wheeler
Enter the Wolf · A.D. Overstreet
Valley of the Shadow · Jennifer Roberson
The Song and the Flute [Cynthia] · Dorothy J. Heydt
Journeytime · Dana Kramer-Rolls
Orpheus · Mary Frances Zambreno
Scarlet Eyes · Millea Kenin
The River of Tears · Anodea Judith
Fresh Blood · Polly B. Johnson
The Mist on t
Paperback, 285 pages
Published July 1st 1986 by DAW (first published 1986)
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Mar 14, 2016 Susan added it
Shelves: anthology, paperback, 2015
Dragon-Amber • (1986) • novelette by Deborah J. Ross [as by Deborah Wheeler ]
Enter the Wolf • (1986) • shortstory by A. D. Overstreet
Valley of the Shadow • (1986) • shortstory by Jennifer Roberson
The Song and the Flute • [Cynthia, Daughter of Euelpides] • (1986) • shortstory by Dorothy J. Heydt
Journeytime • (1986) • novelette by Dana Kramer-Rolls
Orpheus • (1986) • shortstory by Mary Frances Zambreno
Scarlet Eyes • (1986) • shortstory by Millea Kenin
The River of Tears • (1986) • shortstory by Anod
Not bad. Took me a long time to get into it, because the first story is long and plodding and poorly-written. I initially coveted this one because it has the very first appearance of Mercedes Lackey's Tarma and Kethry, who were my childhood favorite protagonists (and are still pretty high on the list). It's got some really excellent stories in it, but it also has more than a couple of duds, which seem to be front-loaded in the book - I didn't like many of the first stories, but all but one of th ...more
Mar 26, 2013 Wise_owl rated it liked it
I've perhaps said this before, but anthologies are always a grabe-bag. Some good. Some Bad. Usually most contian a mixture of the good, the bad with occasional true stinkers or beautiful gems shining forth. Sword and Sorceresss 3 has far more gems than it does 'bad' stories. Indeed i"m not sure I'd call any of them bad, though some of them are more or less memorable.

This volume is fascinating for it's exposure of talent that was than new, but which went on to great prominent(Elizabeth Moon and m
Jun 05, 2014 Nicole rated it really liked it
A great collection of 20 short stories of women in fantasy settings (one more sci-fi than fantasy though) weither they be wielding a sword in battle or conjuring magic each has her own strength and character.
As each story is written by a different author there is a small introduction to each written by Marion, and a brief explanation as to why their story was chosen to be published in this edition.
I completed reading this over a long period of time, allowing myself to read other books in betwe
Sep 30, 2012 Marco rated it really liked it
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I was very interested to learn more about the feminist fantasy movement. I discovered the existence and the historical importance of this movement only recently, even if I grew up reading novels of Marion Zimmer Bradley and Jennifer Robertson. This anthology of short stories is a good introduction. It is rather interesting that all the main authors belonging to this movement lived in the San Francisco Bay Area and I find rather intriguing to be living where my favorite childhood authors wrote th ...more
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Feb 15, 2015 Sean Talbot rated it really liked it
this had the best story from all of the anthologies. this had the first tarma and kethry story
Jan 07, 2010 Geoff rated it liked it
Found this by way of the Introduction to Mercedes Lackey's 'The Oathbound'. And I dislike starting a story in the middle; I want to read 'Sword Sworn' which is the prologue to this first book of the Vows and Honor trilogy.
Aug 09, 2012 Maree marked it as to-read
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This book contains a short story by Mercedes Lackey called "Sword Sworn" which tells the sotry of hoow Kethry and Tarma of the Oathbreakers duology met. I've been meaning to read this book for years.
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Marion Eleanor Zimmer Bradley was an American author of fantasy novels such as The Mists of Avalon and the Darkover series, often with a feminist outlook.

Bradley's first published novel-length work was Falcons of Narabedla, first published in the May 1957 issue of Other Worlds. When she was a child, Bradley stated that she enjoyed reading adventure fantasy authors such as Henry Kuttner, Edmond Ham
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