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Jessica Amanda Salmonson

Forfatter af Amazons!

91+ Værker 2,123 Medlemmer 19 Anmeldelser 2 Favorited

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Værker af Jessica Amanda Salmonson

Amazons! (1979) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 242 eksemplarer
Tomoe Gozen (1981) 227 eksemplarer
The Swordswoman (1982) — Forfatter — 223 eksemplarer
The Golden Naginata (1602) 168 eksemplarer
Amazons II (1982) — Redaktør — 164 eksemplarer
Thousand Shrine Warrior (1984) 156 eksemplarer
Heroic Visions (1983) — Redaktør — 97 eksemplarer
A Silver Thread of Madness (1989) 58 eksemplarer
Anthony Shriek (1992) 56 eksemplarer
The Disfavored Hero (1999) 53 eksemplarer
Tales by Moonlight (1983) — Redaktør — 52 eksemplarer
Heroic Visions II (1986) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
Tales by Moonlight II (1988) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Wife or Spinster: Stories by Nineteenth-Century Women (1991) — Redaktør — 10 eksemplarer
The Dark Tales (2002) 7 eksemplarer
The Haunted Wherry and Other Rare Ghost Stories (1985) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Harmless Ghosts [oc] (1990) 3 eksemplarer
The Ugly Unicorn 2 eksemplarer
Fantasy Macabre #8 2 eksemplarer
The prodigal daughter 2 eksemplarer
On the Shores of Eternity (1981) 1 eksemplar
The Toad Witch 1 eksemplar
Naginata #7 1 eksemplar
Mirabeau 1 eksemplar
Jeremiah 1 eksemplar
Ogopogo 1 eksemplar
The Oval Dragon 1 eksemplar
The Queen Mum 1 eksemplar
Nights in the City 1 eksemplar
Carmanda 1 eksemplar
The Ghastly Pond 1 eksemplar
Islands 1 eksemplar
Innocent of Evil 1 eksemplar
Songs of the Maenads (1992) 1 eksemplar
Heroic Visions I & II (1986) — Redaktør — 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Love in Vein: Twenty Original Tales of Vampiric Erotica (1994) — Bidragyder — 782 eksemplarer
A Glory of Unicorns (1998) — Bidragyder — 598 eksemplarer
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991) — Bidragyder — 348 eksemplarer
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (1993) — Bidragyder — 342 eksemplarer
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Bidragyder — 262 eksemplarer
Dragons of Light (1980) — Bidragyder — 225 eksemplarer
Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (1997) — Bidragyder — 209 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixth Annual Collection (1993) — Bidragyder — 209 eksemplarer
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 12: Faeries (1991) — Bidragyder — 206 eksemplarer
Don't Open This Book! (1998) — Bidragyder — 206 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Bidragyder — 202 eksemplarer
Hecate's Cauldron (1982) — Bidragyder — 149 eksemplarer
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (1982) — Bidragyder — 144 eksemplarer
Dark Masques (2001) — Bidragyder — 137 eksemplarer
Cutting Edge (1985) — Bidragyder — 128 eksemplarer
Kindred Spirits: An Anthology of Gay and Lesbian Science Fiction (1984) — Bidragyder — 114 eksemplarer
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Bidragyder — 114 eksemplarer
Tales of Witchcraft (1991) — Bidragyder — 113 eksemplarer
Bruce Coville's Book of Magic: Tales to Cast a Spell on You (1996) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Merlin (2009) — Bidragyder — 100 eksemplarer
Black Wings of Cthulhu 3 (2014) — Bidragyder — 89 eksemplarer
The Darker Side: Generations of Horror (2002) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
The Merlin Chronicles (1995) — Bidragyder — 68 eksemplarer
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Bidragyder — 64 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales (1997) — Bidragyder — 61 eksemplarer
Shadows 8 (1985) — Bidragyder — 59 eksemplarer
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XVIII (1990) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Bidragyder — 54 eksemplarer
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural (1984) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
The Architecture of Fear (1987) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer
Chillers for Christmas (1989) — Bidragyder — 49 eksemplarer
Fighters of Fear: Occult Detective Stories (2020) — Bidragyder — 48 eksemplarer
Xanadu 2 (1994) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Fantasy Annual V (1982) — Bidragyder — 44 eksemplarer
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts II: More Tales to Haunt You (1997) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Blue Motel (1994) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
Lost on the Darkside: Voices From The Edge of Horror (2005) — Bidragyder — 43 eksemplarer
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Bidragyder — 41 eksemplarer
Walls of Fear (1990) — Bidragyder — 34 eksemplarer
Best Of Masques (1988) — Bidragyder — 30 eksemplarer
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Bidragyder — 27 eksemplarer
Shivers for Christmas (1995) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Gothic Ghosts (1997) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer
Beyond Lands of Never: A Further Anthology of Modern Fantasy (1984) — Bidragyder — 21 eksemplarer
The Golden Gong and Other Night-Pieces (2001) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver20 eksemplarer
Lady Ferry and Other Uncanny People (1998) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver20 eksemplarer
The Supernatural Tales of Fitz-James O'Brien: Dream Stories and Fantasies (1988) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver20 eksemplarer
Unforgettable Ghost Stories by Women Writers (2008) — Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
The Last Continent: New Tales of Zothique (1999) — Bidragyder — 18 eksemplarer
The Supernatural Tales of Fitz-James O'Brien, Volume One: Macabre Tales (1988) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver16 eksemplarer
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (1999) — Bidragyder — 15 eksemplarer
Acquainted with the Night (2004) — Bidragyder — 13 eksemplarer
Twilight and Other Supernatural Romances (1998) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver13 eksemplarer
The Giant Book of Fantasy Tales (1996) — Bidragyder — 12 eksemplarer
The Moonstone Mass (2000) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver12 eksemplarer
The Rose of Death and Other Mysterious Delusions (1997) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver12 eksemplarer
Sinister Romance: Collected Ghost Stories (2002) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver12 eksemplarer
The Empire Of Death And Other Strange Stories (2003) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver11 eksemplarer
The Wind at Midnight (1999) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver11 eksemplarer
Shadows and Silence (2000) — Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
City of the Sea and Other Ghost Stories (2008) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Fantasy Tales Volume 12, No. 5 (1990) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
All the devils are here (1986) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Beyond the Fields We Know (1978) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
The Roots of Fantasy: Myth, Folklore & Archetype (1989) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Weirdbook #35 (2017) — Bidragyder — 4 eksemplarer
Nightmare Magazine, February 2017 (2017) — Bidragyder — 3 eksemplarer

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A collection of stories published in 1979 and intended to challenge the assumptions about the role of women in high fantasy/sword and sorcery fiction of the time, although the definition of 'Amazon' seems quite flexible, ranging as it does from sorcerous women who sacrifice their powers for a man's love, even a man who seems completely disinterested to begin with, to then-contemporary women vigilantes dishing out retribution on men who commit crimes against women.

The book includes stories by well-known writers such as C J Cherryh, Andre Norton and Elizabeth A Lynn. I found it rather uneven - one of the stories features such a lot of backstory it is pulled down by the weight - Wolves of Nakesht which apparently the writer intended to turn into a novel or series and would perhaps have been better served by presenting a story earlier in the apparently long history of the main character. Others, such as Morrien's Bitch, were clunkily written in places. But there were also some interesting tales such as Agbewe's Sword, set in Abomey, an African county where there is a women's army as well as a men's army, and Falcon Blood, a Witch World backstory tale by Andre Norton in which we discover the reason for the antipathy towards women by the Falconers. That had a Sulcar sailor as the female protagonist and her stalwart nature has finally made some inroads on the Falconer character's prejudices by the end.

I particularly enjoyed Bones for Dulath by Morgan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) set in her Ki/Vandien series which I rate above her Hobb-penned fiction, and Lynn's The Woman Who Loved the Moon a tale with an Asian setting where the character of the title discovers the perils familiar to anyone who has read Western set stories of visits to fairyland. A beautiful lyrically told story. Despite some weaker elements in the collection, stories like this elevate the rating to 4 stars.
… (mere)
 
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kitsune_reader | 3 andre anmeldelser | Nov 23, 2023 |
Good samurai / fantasy story.
 
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kslade | 3 andre anmeldelser | Dec 8, 2022 |
I was deeply disappointed by the way that this book seems to have stripped out pretty much all the queerness of the first book. If you were to pick up this book without having read the first, there would be no indication that Tomoe is attracted to women at all. The beautiful ninja who seemed set to become the main love interest doesn't appear and in fact is never even mentioned. Tomoe's tendency to note the beauty of almost every single woman she interacts with is gone; one character who got this treatment in book 1 is described a few times as "beautiful" but it comes off as an objective description that comes directly from the narrator, rather than as something that relates Tomoe's point of view. The nature of Tomoe's past relationship with Lady Shigeno is never mentioned either; it's possible that someone who had not read the first book might be able to infer that her decision to cut Tomoe off entirely after Tomoe marries (out of familial duty/filial piety) is in part driven by jealousy and hurt, but the subtext is extremely subtle. The book essentially shoves Tomoe into the closet and shuts the door, which is a jarring change from how explicit and unapologetic the first book is about her sexuality. (There aren't even any mentions of queer relationships/attraction between other women; there are a few brief mentions of such between men, mostly characters who are secondary at best, but that's it.) I don't really have much grounds to speculate, but the only way this makes sense to me is if the original publisher leaned on the author to tone it down--so I don't really blame her, but still, it's a letdown.… (mere)
 
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xenoglossy | Aug 17, 2022 |
Generally overrated as a “masterpiece” of psychological horror. Salmonson’s prose can be wonderful and then cringingly terrible by turns. The first 3/4 of the book seems almost plotless with little bits and pieces of incoherent stuff about the characters amidst too much existential peering into the abyss (pun intended). Once Salmonson decides what she wants to do with all these ideas things improve immensely but not enough to salvage the first parts of the book.

In the end the whole thing comes off as a poor man’s [a:Clive Barker|10366|Clive Barker|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1430330407p2/10366.jpg].… (mere)
 
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Gumbywan | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jun 24, 2022 |

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Statistikker

Værker
91
Also by
77
Medlemmer
2,123
Popularitet
#12,121
Vurdering
½ 3.5
Anmeldelser
19
ISBN
48
Sprog
3
Udvalgt
2

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