This is a collection of 17 st0ries by female authors with female leads published in 1995. Two of the authors, Scarborough and Moon, I have read before and their science fiction novels are on my bookshelves The other 15, if I have read anything by them over the years, the names did not stick with me. The introduction and editing were done jointly with Bujold having first billing, she being the reason I bought this anthology.
While the title is Women at War, it is not a collection of space battles or even a female sergeant on the planet kicking butt and taking names. The stories include science fiction and fantasy; are varied, from rescuing a goat to meeting a soldier's mother; and are filled with interesting themes, such as corporate greed promulgating war. Keep in mind that this collection was assembled 21 years ago when reading the editor's comments, such as one author loving the internet age because there was now a practical use for her telephone (dial up internet for those who are too young to recognize the inference). The age of the book does not detract from the stories or the themes.
I read this book years ago, then it got filed someplace SAFE... meaning I never found it again. Then I saw it on Amazon and bought it. It was just as good as the first read. Great stories with easily relatable characters, and plots that draw you in quickly. Hope you enjoy it too.