Nds As if ou mean there s nothing to fear than honor in peril Page 143 has the interesting description The room wasn t that badwith a bed that looked and smelled like it actually held fresh straw and a chest for clothes Sounds lumpy Page 148 still the same story as the previous two comments has No way knowing Rather than of knowing Page 150 Again same story and that mean rather than meant it gave him extra strength Page 162 finally a new story has The wing of fighters rose from behind the building shells on then rather than the west side of the suare Page 163 speaks of death throws rather than throes and 164 asks the uestion So what to rather than do warriors do after they make a kill None of these errors is fatal in and of itself they re all pretty trivial But that s just too many of them to pass UNREMARKED IN A PROFESSIONAL ANTHOLOGY IT S ONE THING in a professional anthology It s one thing not be perfect in the nuts and bolts of writing andor editing it s another to be ridiculously sloppy Especially in a book that
wasn t anything to write home about anyway I really really enjoy these early anthologies I t anything to write home about anyway I really really enjoy these early anthologies I they continue. Enture and bright newcomers who are sure to become favoritesEnter a wondrous universe Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and SorceressSword and Sorceress 24 includes stories by Deborah J Ross Helen E Davis Elisabeth Waters Michael Spence Brenta Blevins KD Wentworth Teresa Howard Catherine Soto Josepha Sherman Cate McBride Cynthia Ward Jonathan Moeller Dave Smeds Therese Arkenberg Michael H Payne Annclaire Livoti Julia H West and Melissa Mead.
Detail Work Was Never S Strong Suitwork was never s strong suit it doesn t seem to be Waters either But the sheer volume of errors in this book is large enough that it can t be overlooked we have both on page 109 Nabar tumbled back onto in the floor and AS Nabar watched we have on page 122 the ambiguous referent Two Jewish Women Speak About Jewish Matters years ago they had found theoung kittensby the body of their mother Whose mother The kittens or the they who had found them And are there any other kind of kittens besides oung ones anyway on page 134 we find The next guard as rather than was no match for her brother on page 138 we have a hyphen instead of an m dash stark against the sky less impressive when seen straight on Page 141 fi. To Deborah J Ross Diana L Paxson and Laurell K HamiltonWe are proud to continue the classic and vibrant feminist tradition with this twenty fourth volume of new magical adventures edited by Elisabeth Waters secretary and co editor to Mrs BradleyHere are seventeen original stories of remarkable women of power swashbuckling and magic spells and duels arcane sorcery and fabled heroism written by familiar word weavers of excitement and adv. ,
I love the seuels to previous stories I am becoming uite attached to a certain suirrel wizard All stories were good Some better than others There are some pretty good stories in here the best of which is Soul Walls by Julia H West This is a very well written story with wonderfully vivid imagery A solid entertaining collection of fantasy stories from a female perspective slanted towards action but not exclusively with foot races and puzzles represented as well as sword and spell fightsThis book runs the gamut from princesses coming of age to professional spies to a contemporary private detective While most of the stories occur in familiar fantasy territory a few evoke exotic and unusual settings Particularly well done on that front are Owl Court KD Wentworth and Soul Walls Julia H WestThe stories vary in uality None were bad but a few read like a detailed summary of an interesting story a few were rushed or confusing in other ways and one I simply found boring The two stories mentioned above are highlights of the anthology and many stories o Unuestionably the weakest entry in this ser. WOMEN OF CHIVALRY AND PROPHECYFor over two decades the late Marion Zimmer Bradley best selling and beloved author discovered and nurtured a grand generation of popular and acclaimed writers including Mercedes Lackey Jennifer Roberson and a host of others Authors who have appeared within the pages of Sword and Sorceress represent the full spectrum of some of the brightest talent working today from CJ Cherryh Charles de Lint and Emma Bull. of some of the brightest talent working today from CJ Cherryh Charles de Lint and Emma Bull.