THE WOMEN WHO WALK THROUGH FIRE: Vol. II, Women's Fantasy and Science Fiction Vol. 2 by Susanna J.--Ed. Sturgis

THE WOMEN WHO WALK THROUGH FIRE: Vol. II, Women's Fantasy and Science Fiction Vol. 2

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sixteen fantasy and sf stories by contemporary women authors, most of them comparatively unknown to genre fans. After a brief introduction attempting to define the intersection of sf and feminism, Sturgis turns the proceedings over to the writers, whose stories cover a range from the mundane to the bizarre. Cathy Hinga Haustein's ""Earth and Sky Words"" has no discernible fantastic content; at the other extreme, Merill Mushroom's impish ""Mamugrandae--the Second Tale"" is a lesbian fable filled with dreamlike events and images. Many of the better stories here (Rosalind Warren's ""The Inkblot Test""; Cleo Kocol's ""Picnic Days"": or Phyllis Ann Karr's ""Night of the Short Knives"") could find a home in any of the genre magazines. Worth a look, whatever your ideological bent.

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1990
Publisher: Crossing press