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Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword And Sorceress XXIV Paperback – November 15, 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews
Book 24 of 24 in the Sword and Sorceress Series

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Waters ably continues the feminist anthology series founded by Bradley (1930–1999) to showcase short-form fantasy with a wide variety of heroic female characters. Of the 17 stories featured, standout selections include A Curious Case by Annclaire Livoti, a literary gem of a paranormal fantasy that pits a magic-practicing PI against a serial killer targeting succubae, and Julia H. West's Soul Walls, which brilliantly fuses magic, art and Native American mysticism. A disorganized wizard and his unhappy wife are at the heart of the charming Merlin's Clutter by Helen E. Davis, and a princess solves the mystery of her father's murder through a magical tapestry in Brenta Blevins's Material Witness. Though some of the selections are less than stellar, fantasy fans looking for original stories will find much to enjoy. (Dec.)
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About the Author

Elisabeth Waters sold her first story in 1980 to Marion Zimmer Bradley for The Keeper’s Price, the first of the Darkover anthologies. She went on to sell dozens of short stories to a variety of anthologies. Her first novel, a fantasy called Changing Fate, was awarded the 1989 Gryphon Award. She is working on a sequel to it, in addition to her short-story writing and editing the Sword and Sorceress anthology series. She has also worked as a supernumerary with the San Francisco Opera, where she appeared in La Gioconda, Manon Lescaut, Madama Butterfly, Khovanshchina, Das Rheingold, Werther, and Idomeneo. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 318 pages
  • Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust (November 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1607620480
  • ISBN-13: 978-1607620488
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,436,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By James Yanni on May 20, 2016
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Unquestionably the weakest entry in this series to date. While none of the stories are actually bad, none of them stand out as excellent, either.
They mostly fall into the "adequate" range, with a few a notch or two above that level, and a few a notch or two below it. But what's worse is that the editing/proofreading in this book are TERRIBLE. Granted, it's nothing new for books in this series to have a mistake or two slip through the editing process; that sort of detail work was never Bradley's strong suit, and 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 years ago, they had found the young kittens...by 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 "young" 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 finds "As if you mean there's nothing to fear than honor in peril." Page 143 has the interesting description, "The room wasn't that bad...with 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.
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My daughter collects these books and reads and rereads them and often entertains me with the best picks out of them. They are anthologies so the stores come from many different perspectives. Sure, sometimes there's a story you don't care for but often there's many that are very funny or have great plotting or tremendous ideas in them. These books, particularly the older ones, are so worth buying, even just as stocking stuffers for Christmas.
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Even though MZB, is gone the legacy lives on in S&S 25, edited by Elizabeth Waters. Ms. Waters, was trained in some respects for her roles of bookseller by MZB, and is a prolific author in her own right. If you have enjoyed the other books in this series you will enjoy this on too. Granted the architecture of the series has changed somewhat, like a flavor that now tastes orange where you used to taste kirsch in the past.
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A very nice collection of short stories where the protagonists are female. I rather enjoy the unique way the various authors have of presenting their characters and the challenges they face.
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I bought Sword and Sorceress I when I was in high school, and every year since. This is one of the best anthologies in the genre.
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I discovered MZB in 1979, so am a longtime fan. Good comfortable read edited by her friends. If you are new to these, you have a treasure trove to explore.
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