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Jessica Amanda Salmonson

Autor(a) de Amazons!

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Obras por Jessica Amanda Salmonson

Amazons! (1979) — Editor; Contribuidor — 238 exemplares
Tomoe Gozen (1981) 224 exemplares
The Swordswoman (1982) — Autor — 218 exemplares
The Golden Naginata (1602) 166 exemplares
Amazons II (1982) — Editor — 165 exemplares
Thousand Shrine Warrior (1984) 155 exemplares
Heroic Visions (1983) — Editor — 95 exemplares
A Silver Thread of Madness (1989) 59 exemplares
Anthony Shriek (1992) 55 exemplares
The Disfavored Hero (1999) 52 exemplares
Tales by Moonlight (1983) — Editor — 52 exemplares
Heroic Visions II (1986) — Editor; Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Tales by Moonlight II (1988) — Editor; Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Wife or Spinster: Stories by Nineteenth-Century Women (1991) — Editor — 10 exemplares
The Dark Tales (2002) 7 exemplares
The Haunted Wherry and Other Rare Ghost Stories (1985) — Editor; Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Harmless Ghosts [oc] (1990) 3 exemplares
Fantasy Macabre #8 2 exemplares
The prodigal daughter 2 exemplares
The Ugly Unicorn 2 exemplares
Naginata #7 1 exemplar
On the Shores of Eternity (1981) 1 exemplar
The Toad Witch 1 exemplar
Mirabeau 1 exemplar
Jeremiah 1 exemplar
Ogopogo 1 exemplar
The Oval Dragon 1 exemplar
The Queen Mum 1 exemplar
Nights in the City 1 exemplar
Carmanda 1 exemplar
The Ghastly Pond 1 exemplar
Islands 1 exemplar
Innocent of Evil 1 exemplar
Songs of the Maenads (1992) 1 exemplar
Heroic Visions I & II (1986) — Editor — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Love in Vein: Twenty Original Tales of Vampiric Erotica (1994) — Contribuidor — 777 exemplares
A Glory of Unicorns (1998) — Contribuidor — 585 exemplares
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991) — Contribuidor — 347 exemplares
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (1993) — Contribuidor — 336 exemplares
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Contribuidor — 258 exemplares
Dragons of Light (1980) — Contribuidor — 222 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixth Annual Collection (1993) — Contribuidor — 210 exemplares
Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (1997) — Contribuidor — 209 exemplares
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 12: Faeries (1991) — Contribuidor — 207 exemplares
Don't Open This Book! (1998) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Hecate's Cauldron (1982) — Contribuidor — 147 exemplares
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (1982) — Contribuidor — 143 exemplares
Dark Masques (2001) — Contribuidor — 136 exemplares
Cutting Edge (1985) — Contribuidor — 126 exemplares
Kindred Spirits: An Anthology of Gay and Lesbian Science Fiction (1984) — Contribuidor — 114 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Magic: Tales to Cast a Spell on You (1996) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
Tales of Witchcraft (1991) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Merlin (2009) — Contribuidor — 97 exemplares
Black Wings of Cthulhu 3 (2014) — Contribuidor — 87 exemplares
The Darker Side: Generations of Horror (2002) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The Merlin Chronicles (1995) — Contribuidor — 66 exemplares
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales (1997) — Contribuidor — 62 exemplares
Shadows 8 (1985) — Contribuidor — 59 exemplares
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XVIII (1990) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
The Architecture of Fear (1987) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural (1984) — Contribuidor — 50 exemplares
Chillers for Christmas (1989) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Fighters of Fear: Occult Detective Stories (2020) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Xanadu 2 (1994) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts II: More Tales to Haunt You (1997) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Lost on the Darkside: Voices From The Edge of Horror (2005) — Contribuidor — 43 exemplares
Blue Motel (1994) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Fantasy Annual V (1982) — Contribuidor — 41 exemplares
Walls of Fear (1990) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Best Of Masques (1988) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Shivers for Christmas (1995) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Gothic Ghosts (1997) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Beyond Lands of Never: A Further Anthology of Modern Fantasy (1984) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Lady Ferry and Other Uncanny People (1998) — Editor, algumas edições20 exemplares
The Supernatural Tales of Fitz-James O'Brien: Dream Stories and Fantasies (1988) — Editor, algumas edições20 exemplares
The Golden Gong and Other Night-Pieces (2001) — Editor, algumas edições20 exemplares
Unforgettable Ghost Stories by Women Writers (2008) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
The Last Continent: New Tales of Zothique (1999) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (1999) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
The Supernatural Tales of Fitz-James O'Brien, Volume One: Macabre Tales (1988) — Editor, algumas edições16 exemplares
Twilight and Other Supernatural Romances (1998) — Editor, algumas edições13 exemplares
Acquainted with the Night (2004) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Rose of Death and Other Mysterious Delusions (1997) — Editor, algumas edições12 exemplares
Sinister Romance: Collected Ghost Stories (2002) — Editor, algumas edições12 exemplares
The Moonstone Mass (2000) — Editor, algumas edições12 exemplares
The Giant Book of Fantasy Tales (1996) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
The Empire Of Death And Other Strange Stories (2003) — Editor, algumas edições11 exemplares
The Wind at Midnight (1999) — Editor, algumas edições11 exemplares
Shadows and Silence (2000) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Fantasy Tales Volume 12, No. 5 (1990) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
City of the Sea and Other Ghost Stories (2008) — Editor — 7 exemplares
All the devils are here (1986) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Weirdbook #35 (2017) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Beyond the Fields We Know (1978) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
The Roots of Fantasy: Myth, Folklore & Archetype (1989) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Nightmare Magazine, February 2017 (2017) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Salmonson, Jessica Amanda
Outros nomes
Salmonson, Amos
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Seattle, Washington, USA
Locais de residência
Seattle, Washington, USA
fantasy writer



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.
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kitsune_reader | 3 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |
An eye-opening collection of feminist short stories ranging from the 1850s to the late 1980s. The icing on the cake is that, of course, these are all supernatural tales. I had read a few of these authors before in scattered antholgies, but the majority of these authors were new voices and holy heck these were such a breath of fresh air. To read a Victorian story that was overtly sapphic and political! To read the thoughts of women who were tired of the Dickensian stereotypes for women and girls. Imagine! I love plenty about Victorian writing, but I love these fresh perspectives.

Salmonson ends the book with substantial reading suggestions ans a list of sources that prove to me I have a lot (more) reading to get to and that these stories are not outliers.
… (mais)
ManWithAnAgenda | Feb 3, 2023 |
Good samurai / fantasy story.
kslade | 3 outras críticas | 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.… (mais)
xenoglossy | Aug 17, 2022 |



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