recommendations wanted

deborah deborah at
Wed Nov 13 23:47:36 EST 2002

Um, yes, I'm wrong.  I merged Evian Steel and Sister Light Sister Dark
into one uberstory in my diseased mind.  Sorry.

deborah at
You klingon bastard, you killed my son.  You klingon bastard, you killed my
son.  You ... Klingon ... bastard ... you ...

On Wed, 13 Nov 2002, Melissa Proffitt wrote:

|On Wed, 13 Nov 2002 18:41:18 -0700, Robyn Starkey wrote:
|>I have just found out I am teaching a high school catch up course next
|>semester. One of the requirements is a selection of short stories of my
|>choice. I would really like to include a *good*, feminist or at least by a
|>woman, fantasy story. I am looking for suggestions. I have in mind that one
|>about the women who forge swords and quench them in blood. Is it by Jane
|>Yolen? But I am keen to consider suggestions.
|The short story Yolen wrote on that subject is called "Evian Steel" and is
|an Arthurian/Avalon story.  Because it deals more or less explicitly with
|menstruation and becoming a woman, I consider it an ideal feminist story,
|but you'll have to judge for yourself.  I have it in the Robin
|McKinley-edited _Imaginary Lands_, which contains a number of other
|excellent stories.  One of my favorites is P.C. Hodgell's _Stranger Blood_,
|which introduced me to the Jame series.
|I don't read a lot of short stories, and others have mentioned the Chicks in
|Chainmail series already, so I don't have anything to add.  But my favorite
|funny one is "Were-Wench" by Jan Stirling, in the first volume.  As long as
|we're talking favorites, that is.
|Melissa Proffitt
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