Sword and Sorceress series


Sword and Sorceress series

The "Sword and Sorceress" series is a series of fantasy anthologies edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley. As she explained in the foreword to the first volume, she created the anthology to redress the lack of strong female protagonists in the sub-genre of sword and sorcery. At the time, most female characters in sword and sorcery were little more than stock damsels in distress, or pawns who were distributed at the conclusion of the story as "bad-conduct prizes" (MZB's term) for the male protagonists. Many of the early sword-and-sorcery works featured attitudes toward women that Bradley considered appalling.

Although Bradley had some difficulty filling the first few volumes of the "Sword and Sorceress" series, as they grew in popularity with readers, she began to receive increasing numbers of excellent submissions. As a result, she had to become more selective, and to shorten her reading periods accordingly. For the eighteenth volume, which she was editing at the time of her death, she made reading by invitation only. After her death, it was decided to take as many as possible of the stories she had tentatively chosen and publish them in three annual volumes, thus extending the series. After volume twenty was published, the publisher decided to extend an invitation for an additional volume under Diana L. Paxson, an editor who had worked with Bradley, with the possibility of additional volumes being published if it became a success.

The "Sword and Sorceress" series is noteworthy not only for its introduction of strong female protagonists into a sub-genre previously dominated by male characters, but for its financial success. Unlike most anthologies of original fantasy short fiction, they routinely earned out their advances and continued to pay their authors royalties for years afterward, often on foreign sales. In addition, many authors who made their first professional sales in the "Sword and Sorceress" anthologies subsequently enjoyed successful careers as novelists.

In February 2007, the Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust, which holds her copyrights, negotiated a contract with Norilana Books to publish a new volume and proceed to elicit submissions [cite web | url = http://mzbworks.home.att.net/s22.htm | title = Sword & Sorceress 22 | accessdate = 2007-02-07 | publisher = Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust ] . The book was published in November 2007, and the editor was Elisabeth Waters.

The Anthologies

"Sword and Sorceress I"

: 1984. ISBN 978-0-88677-359-5 (USA edition): 1986. ISBN 978-0-87997-928-7 (USA edition): 1988. ISBN 978-0-7472-3105-9 (UK edition)

* "The Heroic Image of Women: Woman as Wizard and Warrior" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "The Garnet and the Glory" – Phyllis Ann Karr
* "Severed Heads" – Glen Cook
* "Taking Heart" – Stephen L. Burns
* "The Rending Dark" – Emma Bull
* "Gimmile's Songs" – Charles R. Saunders
* "The Valley of the Troll" – Charles de Lint
* "Imperatrix" – Deborah Wheeler
* "Blood of Sorcery" – Jennifer Roberson
* "With Four Lean Hounds" – Pat Murphy
* "House in the Forest" – Anodea Judith
* "Sword of Yraine" – Diana L. Paxson
* "Daton and the Dead Things" – Michael Ward
* "Gate of the Damned" – Janet Fox
* "Child of Orcus" – Robin Wayne Bailey
* "Things Come in Threes" – Dorothy J. Heydt

"Sword and Sorceress II"

: 1985. ISBN 978-0-88677-041-9 (USA Edition): 1986. ISBN 978-0-88677-360-1 (USA Edition): 1988. ISBN 978-0-7472-3106-6 (UK Edition)

* "Introduction" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "A Night at Two Inns" – Phyllis Ann Karr
* "The Red Guild" – Rachel Pollock
* "Shadow Wood" – Diana L. Paxson
* "Unicorn's Blood" – Bruce D. Arthurs
* "The Unshadowed Land" – C. J. Cherryh
* "Shimenege's Mask" – Charles R. Saunders
* "The Black Tower" – Stephen Burns
* "The Lady and the Tiger" – Jennifer Roberson
* "Fireweb" – Deborah Wheeler
* "Cold Blows the Wind" – Charles de Lint
* "Sword of the Mother" – Dana Kramer-Rolls
* "Hunger" – Russ Garrison
* "On First Looking into Bradley's Guidelines" – Elizabeth Thompson
* "The Chosen Maiden" – Raul Reyes
* "Red Pearls" – Richard Corwin
* "Wound on the Moon" – Vera Nazarian

"Sword and Sorceress III"

: 1986. ISBN 978-0-88677-141-6 (USA edition): 1986. ISBN 978-0-88677-302-1 (USA edition): 1988. ISBN 978-0-7472-3107-3 (UK edition)

* "The Evolution of Women's Fantasy" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "Dragon-Amber" – Deborah Wheeler
* "Enter the Wolf" – A. D. Overstreet
* "Valley of the Shadow" – Jennifer Roberson
* "The Song and the Flute" – Dorothy J. Heydt
* "Journeytime" – Dana Kramer-Rolls
* "Orpheus" – Mary Frances Zambreno
* "Scarlet Eyes" – Millea Kenin
* "The River of Tears" – Anodea Judith
* "Fresh Blood" – Polly B. Johnson
* "The Mist on the Moor" – Diana L. Paxson
* "Bargains" – Elizabeth Moon
* "A Woman's Privilege" – Elisabeth Waters
* "Talla" – J. Edwin Andrews
* "Tupilak" – Terry Tafoya
* "Sword-Sworn" – Mercedes Lackey
* "A Tale from Hendry's Mill" – Melissa Carpenter
* "S.A.R." – Patricia B. Cirone
* "More's the Pity" – L. D. Woeltjen
* "Marwe's Forest" – Charles R. Saunders
* "The Hunters" – Mavis J. Andrews

"Sword and Sorceress IV"

: 1987. ISBN 978-0-88677-210-9 (USA edition): 1989. ISBN 978-0-88677-412-7 (USA edition): 1989. ISBN 978-0-7472-3364-0 (UK edition)

* "Introduction" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "A Tale of Heroes" – Mercedes Lackey
* "The Woodland of Zarad-Thra" – Robin Wayne Bailey
* "The Weeping Oak" – Charles de Lint
* "Gullrider" – Dave Smeds
* "Blood Dancer" – Diana L. Paxson
* "Kayli's Fire" – Paula Helm Murray
* "The Ring of Lifari" – Josepha Sherman
* "Rite of Passage" – Jennifer Roberson
* "The Eyes of the Gods" – Richard Corwin
* "Fate and the Dreamer" – Millea Kenin
* "The Noonday Witch" – Dorothy J. Heydt
* "Redeemer's Riddle" – Stephen L. Burns
* "The Tree-Wife of Arketh" – Syn Ferguson
* "Spell of Binding" – Richard Cornell
* "Storm God" – Deborah Wheeler
* "Die Like a Man" – L. D. Woeltjen
* "Death and the Ugly Woman" – Bruce D. Arthurs
* "Bloodstones" – Deborah M. Vogel

"Sword and Sorceress V"

: 1988. ISBN 978-0-88677-288-8 (USA edition): 1989. ISBN 978-0-7472-3389-3 (UK edition)

* "Introduction or Something" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "Sorcerer's Pet" – Margaret L. Carter
* "Into the Green" – Charles de Lint
* "Eyes of the Laemi" – Janet Fox
* "Jewels" – Linda Gordon
* "Dance of the Healer" – M. R. Hildebrand
* "One Night at the Inn" – Millea Kenin
* "Keys" – Mercedes Lackey
* "Drum Duel" – Gerald Perkins
* "The Eye of Toyur" – Diana L. Paxson
* "Peet's Bride" – Dana Kramer-Rolls
* "Warrior's Way" – A. D. Overstreet
* "Spoils of War" – Jennifer Roberson
* "Cholin of Carnel" – B. A. Rolls
* "Rite of Vengeance" – Deborah Wheeler
* "Bloodstone" – Mary Frances Zambreno
* "Sword Singer" – Laura J. Underwood
* "Stormbringer" – Steve Tymon
* "Sorceress of the Gulls" – Dave Smeds
* "Runaways" – Josepha Sherman
* "The Golden Egg" – Morning Glory Zell
* "Revised Standard Virgin" – Rick Cook
* "Dragon Lovers" – Cynthia Drolet

"Sword and Sorceress VI"

: 1990. ISBN 978-0-88677-423-3 (USA edition)

* "Introduction" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "Equona's Mare" – Diana L. Paxson
* "The Hand of Fatima" – Shariann Lewitt
* "Commencement" – Lynne Armstrong-Jones
* "A Lesser of Evils" – Morning Glory Zell
* "And Sáavüld Danced..." – Kier Neustaedter
* "Stone of Light" – Linda Gordon
* "Change of Command" – Nancy Jane Moore
* "The Starry King" – Vera Nazarian
* "Mirror Image" – Nina Boal
* "Sleeping Dogs" – Jennifer Roberson
* "Shadowlands" – Elisabeth Waters
* "The Making of a Legend" – Mercedes Lackey
* "Burnt Offerings" – Mary Fenoglio
* "Ratsbane" – Dorothy J. Heydt
* "Wolf Hunt" – Bobbi Miller
* "Pearl" – Carl Thelen
* "Name of the Demoness" – Jessie D. Eaker
* "Hands" – Lois Tilton
* "Wolfrunner" – Mary E. Choo
* "Until We Meet Again" – J. A. Brebner
* "Black Wolf" – Gemma Tarlach

"Sword and Sorceress VII"

: 1990. ISBN 978-0-88677-457-8 (USA edition)

* "Introduction" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "At the Tolling of Midnight" – Stephanie Shaver
* "The Buddy System" – Laura Thurston
* "The Cloud of Evil" – Mark Tompkins
* "Heart of the Matter" – Rowna A. Bathgate
* "A Wolf in the Fold" – Deborah Wheeler
* "A Thing of Love" – Vera Nazarian
* "The Sword Slave" – Diana L. Paxson
* "Festival Gatherers" – Diann Partridge
* "The Talisman" – Mercedes Lackey
* "Widow" – Kathleen A. Vernado
* "Just Desserts" – Elizabeth McCoy
* "Mending Wounds" – Gary Jonas
* "St. George and the Dragon" – Nancy Jane Moore
* "Her Father's Daughter" – Sue Isle
* "Winterkill" – Laurell K. Hamilton
* "Staying Behind" – Jessie D. Eaker
* "Hawk's Hill" – Gary Herring
* "Waterwise" – Mary Frey
* "The Second Song" – I. F. Cole
* "The Thorny Path to Wizardry" – Lawrence Schimel
* "Grim Calling" – Patricia B. Cirone
* "Winter's Daughter" – Diane Burrell
* "The Bridge Over Darikill Fel" – Stephen L. Burns
* "Warrior's Oath" – Lynne Armstrong-Jones
* "Lost Souls" – Alison Brooks

"Sword And Sorceress VIII"

: 1991. ISBN 978-0-88677-486-8 (USA edition)

* "Introduction" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "Beauty and His Beast" – Vera Nazarian
* "Retirement Plan" – Margaret Howes
* "The Opal Skull" – Cynthia Ward
* "Edyth Among the Trolls" – Lois Tilton
* "Out of the Frying Pan" – Elisabeth Waters
* "Trading Swords" – Dave Smeds
* "East of the Dawn" – Jere Dunham
* "Stained Glass" – Linda Gordon
* "The Price of the Wind" – Josepha Sherman
* "Spellbinder" – Rosemary Edghill
* "Shards of Crystal" – Stephanie Shaver
* "Song of the Dragon" – Andrea Pelleschi
* "A Throw of the Dice" – Nancy L. Pine
* "Heart's Desires" – Walter L. Kleine
* "Ytarra's Mirror" – Diana L. Paxson
* "Kayli Kidnapped" – Paula Helm Murray
* "Fair Play" – Jennifer Roberson
* "She Who Shields" – Gary W. Herring
* "Marayd's Escape" – Rima Saret
* "Geese" – Laurell K. Hamilton
* "Wings of Fire" – Mercedes Lackey
* "Masks" – Deborah Burros

"Sword and Sorceress IX"

: 1992. ISBN 978-0-88677-509-4 (USA edition)

* "Introduction" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "Slave to the Sword" – Tanya Beaty
* "Shadows Do Not Bleed" – Bruce D. Arthurs
* "Beastly!" – Lynne Armstrong-Jones
* "Piper" – Susan Hanniford Crowley
* "Stopthrust" – Diana L. Paxson
* "Elynne Dragonchild" – Phil Brucato
* "Freeing Souls" – Lisa Deason
* "Blademistress" – Jessie D. Eaker
* "Sorcerers' Gate" – Patricia Duffy Novak
* "The Birthday Gift" – Elisabeth Waters
* "Tangled Webs" – Laura J. Underwood
* "Winterwood" – Stephanie D. Shaver
* "Red Wings" – Josepha Sherman
* "Above the Ground" – Eric Haines
* "On a Night Like Any Other" – Mark Tompkins
* "A Woman's Weapon" – Mercedes Lackey
* "Behind the Waterfall" – Mary Frey
* "Hoard" – Steven Piziks
* "Queen of the Dead" – Dorothy J. Heydt
* "The Flower that Does Not Wither" – Dave Smeds
* "To Have and to Hold" – Linda Gordon
* "The Catalyst" – Lee Ann Martins
* "Breaking Walls" – Leslie Ann Miller
* "The Enchanted Frog" – Cynthia L. Ward
* "The Price of the Gods" – Roxana Pierson
* "Tiger's Eye" – Syne Mitchell

"Sword And Sorceress X"

: 1993. ISBN 978-0-88677-552-0 (USA edition)

* "Introduction" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "Lorelei" – Tina Good
* "Falcon's Shadow" – Diana L. Paxson
* "The Proper Balance" – Robyn McGrew
* "The Gift of Minerva" – Dorothy J. Heydt
* "Friendly Fire" – Mercedes Lackey
* "Heart in a Box" – Lynne Armstrong-Jones
* "Dance of Death" – Donna Bocian Currie
* "Earth, Air, Fire, and Water" – Kirsten M. Corby
* "Fealty" – Kati Dougherty
* "Hunt for the Queen's Beast" – J. M. Cressy
* "Robes" – Patricia Duffy Novak
* "Bonds of Light" – Vera Nazarian
* "Night, Who Creeps Through Keyholes" – Francesca Myman
* "Oaths" – Leslie Ann Miller
* "Double Vision" – Lucas K. Law
* "The Phoenix Medallion" – Diann Partridge
* "A Run in the Forest" – David A. Pillard
* "Old Age and Treachery ..." – Nancy L. Pine
* "In Sheep's Clothing" – Lawrence Schimel
* "Her Mother's Sword" – Stephanie Shaver
* "The Sorceress' Apprentice" – Deborah Wheeler
* "Mage-Sight" – Lynne Alisse Witten
* "Ether and the Skeptic" – Katy Huth Jones
* "The Limwitch" – Rebekah Jensen
* "Smile of the Goddess" – Lorina J. Stephens
* "Just Reward" – Karen Luk
* "Boys Will Be Girls" – Vicki Kirchhoff
* "Taking Shape" – Lisa Deason
* "Justice Is Mine" – Carolee J. Edwards

"Sword and Sorceress XI"

: 1994. ISBN 978-0-88677-614-5 (USA edition)

* "Call the Wild Horses" – Bunnie Bessel
* "Keepsake" – Lynn Michels
* "Spirit Singer" – Diana L. Paxson
* "Final Exam" – Jessica R. Lerbs
* "The Stratmoor Bear" – Charley Pearson
* "Grumble Snoot" – Vaughn Heppner
* "Tales" – Javonna L. Anderson
* "Maggot's Feast" – Jo Clayton
* "Moonriders" – Lynne Armstrong-Jones
* "Thief, Thief" – Mary Catelli
* "Healing" – Hannah Blair
* "Virgin Spring" – Cynthia McQuillin
* "The Haven" – Judith Kobylecky
* "Savior" – Tom Gallier
* "Bad Luck and Curses" – Jessie D. Eaker
* "The Mistress' Riddle" – Karen Luk
* "Rusted Blade" – Dave Smeds
* "Images of Love" – Larry Tritten
* "A Fate Worse Than Death" – Diann Partridge
* "Power Play" – Sandra Morrese
* "Fenwitch" – Sarah Evans
* "Green-Eyed Monster" – Vicki Kirchhoff
* "Snowfire" – D. Lopes Heald
* "Ancient Warrior" – Stephanie Shaver
* "Barbarian Legacy" – Lawrence Schimel
* "Mist" – Laura J. Underwood
* "Songhealer" – Tammi Labrecque
* "The Sow's Ear" – Kathy Ann Trueman
* "Poisoned Dreams" – Deborah Wheeler
* "Night-Beast" – Cynthia Ward
* "The Gift" – Rochelel Uhlenkott
* "The Crystal Casket" – Kristine Sprunger
* "Ringed In" – Mildred Perkins

"Sword And Sorceress XII"

: 1995. ISBN 978-0-88677-657-2 (USA edition)

* "Introduction" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "Demon in Glass" – John P. Buentello
* "Does the Shoe Fit You Now?" – Carolyn J. Bahr
* "A Lynx and a Bastard" – Karen Luk
* "Dragonskin Boots" – Lisa S. Silverthorne
* "Truth" – Lynne Armstrong-Jones
* "Skins" – Heather Rose Jones
* "Though the World Is Darkness" – Lisa Deason
* "Hemparius the Trader" – Valerie Atkinson Gawthorp
* "Chance" – Tom Gallier
* "Touched by the Gods" – Deborah Millitello
* "Shadow Harper" – Cynthia McQuillin
* "The Stone Face, the Giant, and the Paradox" – Vera Nazarian
* "Wormwood" – Laura J. Underwood
* "Silverblade" – Deborah Wheeler
* "A Dragon in Distress" – Mercedes Lackey and Elisabeth Waters
* "Stone Spirit" – Diana L. Paxson
* "Garden of Glories" – Jennifer Roberson
* "Stealing the Power" – Linda J. Dunn
* "The Lost Path" – Patricia Duffy Novak
* "Winter Roses" – Patricia Sayre McCoy
* "Amber" – Syne Mitchell
* "Promise to Angel" – Stephanie Shaver

"Sword And Sorceress XIII"

"Published in 1996 (ISBN 0-88677-703-8)"; Short Stories
* "The Choosing" — John P Buentello
* "Patience" — Jo Clayton
* "The Comforter" — Jean Marie Egger
* "Catriona's Daughters" — Andrea Horlick
* "More Than One Way" — Heather Rose Jones
* "Spirit Quest" — Kathryne Anne Kennedy
* "Daelith's Bargain" — Cynthia McQuillin
* "Personal Need" — Lynn Michals
* "Sun Dancer" — Leslie Ann Miller
* "Patchwork Magic" — P. Andrew Miller
* "Double Blind" — Syne Mitchell
* "The Werewolf's Final Lesson" — Joette Rozanski
* "Crow Feathers" — Lawrence Schimel
* "Jewel-Bright" — Stephanie Shaver
* "The Whisht Hound's Bone" — Laura J. Underwood
* "Dual" — Quinn E. Weller
* "The Spirit Arrow" — Deborah Wheeler
* "What the Gods Will" — Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury;Novelettes
* "The Curse of Tanit" — Dorothy J. Heydt
* "Twilight" — Diana L. Paxson
* "Spider's Offer" — Charles M. Saplak
* "Tortoise Weeps" — Marella Sands;Essay
* "Introduction" — Marion Zimmer Bradley

"Sword And Sorceress XIV"

"Published in 1997 (ISBN 0-88677-741-0)"
* "To Have and to Hold" — Karen Barnes
* "A Knight On Tower Hill" — Kathrina Bood
* "Lifestone" — Mary Catelli
* "If You Can't Stand the Heat..." — P.E. Cunningham
* "The Hand of a Lady" — Anne Cutrell
* "La Faie Suiateih" — Lisa Deason
* "The Needle and the Sword" — Jessie D. Eaker
* "Vengeance" — Dorothy J. Heydt
* "By the Skin of Her Teeth" — Heather Rose Jones
* "White Elephants" — Christopher Kempke
* "Friends in High Places" — Christina Krueger
* "The Hollow Dancer" — Mary Soon Lee
* "Small Considerations" — Judith Fielder Leggett
* "The Naming of Names" — Adrienne Martine-Barnes
* "The Impression of Power" — Lee Martindale
* "The Stone-Weaver's Tale" — Cynthia McQuillin
* "Silver Bands" — Syne Mitchell
* "The Moongate Troll" — Patricia Duffy Novak
* "The Changelings" — Diana L. Paxson
* "Death Hunt" — Raul S. Reyes
* "The Longest Night" — Lisa Silverthorne
* "Traveler's Aide" — Kathleen Thomson
* "The Bargain" — Laura J. Underwood
* "Blood Moon" — Cynthia Ward
* "The Blade of Unmaking" — Elisabeth Waters
* "A Single Soul" — Deborah Wheeler

"Sword And Sorceress XV"

"Published in 1998 (ISBN 0-88677-768-2)"
* "With a Warrior's Soul" — John P. Buentello
* "Perseverance" — Deborah Burros
* "Where there is Smoke" — Mary Catelli
* "Unbinding Spell" — Andrea Chodan
* "Cecropia" — Susan Hanniford Crowley
* "To Live Forever" — Jessie D. Eaker
* "Queen's Anvil" — Sarah Lyons
* "The Sick Rose" — Dorothy J. Heydt
* "Skin-Deep" — Heather Rose Jones
* "One Last Time, One Last Dragon" — Cath Mcbride
* "Under Her Wing" — Devon Monk
* "Shimmering Scythe" — Vera Nazarian
* "Spring Snow" — Diana L. Paxson
* "Oaths" — Lynn Morgan Rosser
* "Something Precious" — Carol Tompkins
* "All These Days" — Peter Trachtenberg
* "His Heart of Stone" — Laura J. Underwood
* "A Matter of Names" — Cynthia Ward
* "The Dragon's Horde" — Elisabeth Waters and Raul S. Reyes
* "The Phoenix Blade" — Deborah Wheeler
* "The Smell of Magic" — Kathleen Dalton-Woodbury
* "Seal-Woman's Power" — Paul Edwin Zimmer

"Sword And Sorceress XVI"

Published in 1999. ISBN 978-0-88677-843-9

* "Introduction" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "The Kappa's Gift" – Fujiko
* "The Changeless Room" – Charlotte Carlson
* "Isabelle and the Siren" – Mary Catelli
* "Dragon's Tear" – Sonya Fedotowsky
* "A Sister's Blood" – Patricia B. Cirone
* "Changed" – Lisa Deason
* "The Power to Change the Shape of the Land" – Dayle A. Dermatis
* "The Frog Prince" – Linda J. Dunn
* "Honey from the Rock" – Dorothy J. Heydt
* "The Will of the Wind" – Christina Krueger
* "Moonlight on Water" – Carol E. Leever
* "Nine Springs" – Kathleen M. Massie-Ferch
* "Mistweaver" – Terry McGarry
* "Waking the Stone Maiden" – Cynthia McQuillin
* "City of No-Sleep" – Vera Nazarian
* "Daughter of the Bear" – Diana L. Paxson
* "The Wishing Stones" – Lisa S. Silverthorne
* "A Fool's Game" – Selina Rosen
* "The Anvil of Her Pride" – Lawrence Schimel
* "The Dancing Men of Ballyben" – Laura J. Underwood
* "Salt & Sorcery" – Elisabeth Waters and Michael Spence
* "Weaving Spells" – Lawrence Watt-Evans
* "Enaree, An Azkhantian Tale" – Deborah Wheeler
* "The Day They Ran Out of Princesses" – Gail Sosinsky Wickman
* "Taking Flight" – Susan Wolven
* "The Vision that Appeared" – Katherine L. Rogers

"Sword And Sorceress XVII"

Published in 2000. ISBN 978-0-88677-891-0

* "Introduction" – Marion Zimmer Bradley
* "Memories of the Sea" – Dave Coleman-Reese
* "Free Passage" – Mary Catelli
* "The Conjuror's Light" – Lisa Campos
* "My Sister's Song" – T. Borregaard
* "The Summons" – Bunnie Bessell
* "Luz" – Patricia Duffy Novak
* "Caelqua's Spring" – Vera Nazarian
* "Deep as Rivers" – Cynthia McQuillin
* "Weapons at War" – Charles Richard Laing
* "Hell Hath No Fury ..." – Lee Martindale
* "An Exchange of Favors" – Dorothy J. Heydt
* "Price of the Sword" – Kim Fryer
* "Demon Calling" – ElizaBeth Gilligan
* "Nor Iron Bars a Cage" – Deborah Wheeler
* "The Haunting of Princess Elizabeth" – Carrie Vaughn
* "Shadow Soul" – Laura J. Underwood
* "Memories Traced in Snow" – Dave Smeds
* "Valkyrie" – Jenn Reese
* "Soul Dance" – Lisa Silverthorne
* "Lady of Flame" – Diana L. Paxson
* "The Tears of the Moon" – Cynthia Ward

"Sword And Sorceress XVIII"

Published in 2001. ISBN 978-0-88677-996-2

* "Introduction" – Elisabeth Waters
* "A Passage of Power" – Diana L. Paxson
* "Lessons Learned" – Kati Dougherty-Carthum
* "Kendat's Ax" – Jan Combs
* "The Tower of Song" – Howard Holman
* "The Needed Stone" – Denise Lopes Heald
* "Armageddon" – Lisa Silverthorne
* "The Land of Graves" – Dave Smeds
* "Light" – Susan Urbanek Linville
* "In the Sacred Places of the Earth" – Dorothy J. Heydt
* "The Glass Sword" – Richard Corwin
* "Bed of Roses" – Elisabeth Waters
* "Sword of Peace" – Lucy Cohen Schmeidler
* "The Fall of the Kingdom" – Mary Soon Lee
* "Arms and the Woman" – Lawrence Watt-Evans
* "The Stone Wives" – Michael Chesley Johnson
* "Tiger's Eye" – India Edghill
* "Raven-wings on the Snow" – Pauline J. Alama
* "Little Rogue Riding Hood" – Rosemary Edghill
* "The Queen in Yellow" – Gerald Perkins
* "Magic Threads" – Pete D. Manison

"Sword And Sorceress XIX"

Published in 2002. ISBN 978-0-7564-0049-1

* "Introduction" – Elisabeth Waters
* "The Curse of Ardal Glen" – Laura J. Underwood
* "When the King is Weak" – Barbara E. Tarbox
* "The Sign of the Boar" – Diana L. Paxson
* "A Matter of Focus" – Penny Buchanan
* "Inner Sight" – Susan Wolven
* "Familiars" – Michael H. Payne
* "Ordeal" – Robyn McGrew
* "Grain" – Esther M. Friesner
* "Gifts of the Kami" – Carol E. Leever
* "One in Ten Thousand" – Aimee Kratts
* "Lord of the Earth" – Dorothy J. Heydt
* "Lady of Light" – Jennifer Ashley
* "All Too Familiar" – P. Andrew Miller
* "Artistic License" – Deborah Burros
* "Earth, Wind and Water" – Bob Dennis
* "Fire for the Senjen Tiger" – Stephen Crane Davidson
* "Fighting Spirit" – Karen Magon
* "Pride, Prejudice and Paranoia" – Michael Spence
* "A Simple Spell" – Marilyn A. Racette
* "Sword of Queens" – Bunnie Bessel
* "Better Seen than Heard" – Emily C. A. Snyder
* "Openings" – Meg Heydt
* "A Little Magic" – P. E. Cunningham
* "Eloma's Second Career" – Lorie Calkins
* "Sylvia" – A. Hall

"Sword and Sorceress XX"

Published in 2003. ISBN 978-0-7564-0142-9

* "Introduction" – Elisabeth Waters, Ann Sharp
* "Bread and Arrows" – Deborah J. Ross
* "Mermaid Offerings" – Linda J. Dunn
* "Blood Will Tell" – Dorothy J. Heydt
* "Mairi's Wine" – Mara Grey
* "The Mask of Medusa's Daughter" – Kathryn J. Brown
* "The Sorcerer of Rasston" – Patricia Duffy Novak
* "Legacy" – Lisa Deason
* "The Last Swan Princess" – Patricia Sayre McCoy
* "Swordtongue" – Anne Cutrell
* "Leaves of Iron" – Cynthia McQuillin
* "The Challenge" – Richard Calantropio
* "Celtic Beauty" – Winifred Phillips
* "Late Blooming" – Margaret L. Carter
* "Swords for Teeth, Mirrors for Eyes" – Charles M. Saplak
* "Shen's Daughter" – Mary Soon Lee
* "The Robber Girl, the Strangers, and Ole Lukoie" – Phyllis Ann Karr
* "Too in the Morning" – George Barr
* "The Song of the Stones" – Diana L. Paxson
* "Homily" – The Rev. C. Robbins Clark

"Sword and Sorceress XXI"

"Published in 2004 (ISBN 0-7564-0195-X). Edited by Diana L. Paxson."
* Introduction — Diana L. Paxson
* "Sword and Sorceress" — Jennifer G. Tifft
* "Dawn and Dusk" — Dana Kramer-Rolls
* "Spell of the Sparrow" — Jim C. Hines
* "The Woman's Place" — Susan Urbanek Linville
* "Kin" — Naomi Kritzer
* "Child's Play" — Esther M. Friesner
* "Ursa" — Jenn Reese
* "Red Caramae" — Kit Wesler
* "Parri's Blade" — Cynthia McQuillin
* "Necessity and "The Mother" — Lee Martindale
* "Sun Thief" — K. A. Laity
* "Lostland" — Rosemary Edghill
* "Plowshares" — Rebecca Maines
* "Step By Step" — Catherine Soto
* "Favor of the Goddess" — Lynn Morgan Rosser
* "Rose In Winter" — Marie M. Loughin
* "Kazhe's Blade" — Terry McGarry
* "The Skin Trade" — Heather Rose Jones
* "Multiple Choice" — Leslie Fish
* "Oulu" — Aimee Kratts
* "A Kind of Redemption" — John P. Buentello
* "Journey's End" — Dorothy J. Heydt
* "Love Potion #8½" — Marilyn A. Racette

"Sword and Sorceress XXII"

"Published in 2007 (ISBN 978-1-934169-90-2). Edited by Elisabeth Waters."
* "Edra's Arrow" — Esther M. Friesner
* "A Nose for Trouble" — Patricia B. Cirone
* "Night Watches" — Catherine Soto
* "Vanishing Village" — Margaret L. Carter
* "Pearl of Fire" — Deborah J. Ross
* "The Ironwood Box" — Kimberly L. Maughan
* "Bearing Shadows" — Dave Smeds
* "Black Ghost, Red Ghost" — Jonathan Moeller
* "The Decisive Princess" — Catherine Mintz
* "Child of the Father" — Alanna Morland
* "Child of Ice, Child of Flame" — Marian Allen
* "Skin & Bones" — Heather Rose Jones
* "Crosswort Puzzle" — Michael Spence & Elisabeth Waters
* "Fairy Debt" — T. Borregaard
* "Tontine" — Robert E. Vardeman
* "The Menagerie" — Sarah Dozier

References

External links

* [http://www.scifan.com/series/series.asp?SR_seriesid=56 Series listing] at SciFan
* [http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/pe.cgi?Sword_And_Sorceress Series listing] at ISFDB
* [http://www.sfrevu.com/php/Review-id.php?id=6053 Review of latest volume S&S XXII]


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