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Memories and Visions: Woman's Fantasy and Science Fiction
by Susanna J. Sturgis (Goodreads Author) , Barbara Krasnoff (Goodreads Author) , Lorraine Schein , Laurell K. Hamilton (Goodreads Author) , Nona M. Caspers , Mary Ellen Mathews , Kiel Stuart , Adrienne Lauby , more…Hattie Gossett , Shirley Hartwell , Rosaria Champagne , Caro Clarke , Judith Katz , Charlotte Watson Sherman , L. Timel Duchamp , R.M. Meluch (Goodreads Author) …less
For decades science fiction was a notoriously male preserve, ranged by a very few intrepid women writers. In the 1970s women authors took center stage, creating vital, colorful female characters, envisioning societies where gender was not an issue, even worlds where men did not exist. Then in the 1980s, women in a community gave way to the strong woman hero who went advent ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
(first published October 1989)
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I liked most of the stories, actually. Some were very thought provoking, some were rather fantasical, and some were flat out weird. This collection was published in 1989, so a little bit of what may have seemed new and weird and futuristic seemed just fine to me, if not outdated. I enjoyed it.
I only read the story by Laurell K Hamilton. This story is very early in her career and you can see themes of her future stories. What I found most interesting was her author bio at the end, if you read her blog, you will notice she doesn't sound that bright and shiny any more.