recommendations wanted

Kyla Tornheim kyla at
Wed Nov 13 23:09:58 EST 2002

On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Denise DeGraf wrote:

> Robyn Starkey dreamed lazily into the stars:
> >I have just found out I am teaching a high school catch up course next 

> I can't name any short titles offhand, but for short feminist fantasy, you 
> should probably look into the "Swords & Sorceresses" (ed. Marion Zimmer 
> Bradley) or the "Chicks N' Chainmail" (ed. Esther Friesner) anthologies for 

Ooh, I'm quite fond of "Chicks 'N Chainmail." Since it's for high school
students, I particularly"Field Trip"? Something like
that. The one by Margaret Ball. (Hi, Margaret! :^) It teaches the value of
math as well as the difficulties of being a working single mom. But I
really liked the math part. (Yes, I had fun doing calculus.)

And for something very different, there's "Kissing the Witch" by Emma
Donoghue--it's a series of fairy-tale retellings, with such interesting
twists as Cinderella going off with her fairy godmother instead of
sticking with Prince Boring.

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most 
wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things 
for the greatest good of everyone.
       --John Maynard Keynes

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