by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
Release date: 1979
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, anthology
Tags: world fantasy award

World Fantasy Award 1980, Balrog Award nominee 1981.

Edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson. Cover art by Michael Whelan.

Amazons have always been with us in legend and history - and it is the amazons of the imagination we meet in this unique anthology. Here are the writers whose novels have placed them among the leaders in fantasy who have written for this volume original and exciting adventures of women who dare to pick up the sword and go a'venturing.


  • Amazons (poem) by Melanie Kaye
  • Introduction: Our Amazon Heritage by Jessica Amanda Salmonson
  • The Dreamstone by C. J. Cherryh
  • Wolves of Nakesht by Janrae Frank
  • Woman of the White Waste by T. J. Morgan
  • The Death of Augusta (poem) by Emily Brontë and Joanna Russ
  • Morrien's Bitch by Janet Fox
  • Agbewe's Sword by Charles R. Saunders
  • Jane Saint's Travails (Part One) by Josephine Saxton
  • The Sorrows of Witches by Margaret St. Clair
  • Falcon Blood by Andre Norton
  • The Rape Patrol by Michele Belling
  • Bones for Dulath by Megan Lindholm
  • Northern Chess by Tanith Lee
  • The Woman Who Loved the Moon by Elizabeth A. Lynn
  • Additional Reading by Jessica Amanda Salmonson and Susan Wood
(updated 2015-01-09)

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