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Sword and Sorceress 28

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Women of Steel and Spells...

For over two decades, the late Marion Zimmer Bradley, best-selling and beloved author, discovered and nurtured a new generation of authors. The roster of contributors over the years includes Mercedes Lackey, Laurell K. Hamilton, Charles de Lint, Diana L. Paxson, Emma Bull, Jennifer Roberson, and countless others.

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Paperback, 274 pages
Published November 2nd 2013 by Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust
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Juliana Rew
May 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress number
28," is a well-edited collection of short stories featuring strong
heroines in magical fantasy settings. Elisabeth Waters has done a
great job of anthologizing tales by both former contributors and
writers new to the field of high fantasy. My favorite story was Pauline J. Alama's "The Damsel
in the Garden," which recites a medieval-style tale of a knight in shining
armor braving magical perils to save three brothers. But this knight
is a girl, who not
Mar 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This book, being the 28th in a series of collections of short fantasy stories featuring female protagonists, didn't excite me quite as much as most of the previous 27 did. I don't know whether that's because Elizabeth Waters isn't as good an editor as Marion Zimmer Bradley was, or whether the idea has finally begun to feel somewhat formulaic to me after all this time, or whether these were just comparatively weak stories. Maybe at almost 60, I'm just getting a bit jaded. In any case, it's still ...more
Dec 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Another set of excellent short stories.
Elisabeth Waters
Oct 12, 2013 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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I'm currently reading the page proofs on this. I don't give star ratings to books I've edited or written--if I didn't think it was good, I wouldn't let it be published. ...more
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love these anthologies - the short stories were terrific!
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Elisabeth Waters sold her first short story in 1980 to Marion Zimmer Bradley for The Keeper's Price, the first of the Darkover anthologies. She then went on to sell dozens of short stories to a variety of anthologies. Her first novel, a fantasy called Changing Fate, was awarded the 1989 Gryphon Award. Its sequel is Mending Fate, published in 2016.

She currently writes short stories and has edited t

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