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Wild Women

by Melissa Mia Hall (Editor, Contributor)

Other authors: Margaret Atwood (Contributor), Edward Bryant (Contributor), Pat Cadigan (Contributor), Bebe Moore Campbell (Contributor), Nancy A. Collins (Contributor)23 more, John A. Day (Contributor), Carole Nelson Douglas (Contributor), Clarissa Pinkola Estes (Contributor), Nancy Holder (Contributor), Erica Jong (Contributor), Joe R. Lansdale (Contributor), Ursula K. Le Guin (Contributor), Fritz Leiber (Contributor), Susan Mary Malone (Contributor), Patricia Preciado Martin (Contributor), Richard Christian Matheson (Contributor), Joyce Carol Oates (Contributor), Dawn Raffel (Contributor), Greg Sarris (Contributor), Lucy Taylor (Contributor), Taeko Tomioka (Contributor), Lisa Tuttle (Contributor), Alice Walker (Contributor), Sylvia Watanabe (Contributor), Kate Wilhelm (Contributor), Connie Willis (Contributor), Gene Wolfe (Contributor), Jane Yolen (Contributor)

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Offers stories that celebrate women's wilder side and the strategies that have been used to raintain that wildness in spite of society, by authors including Margaret Atwood, Alice Walker, Gene Wolfe, and Ursula K. LeGuin.

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This anthology has some very good writing by some excellent authors in it, as well as some pieces that feel dated and/or amateur. Typos and other errors contributed to give the book as a whole a somewhat unprofessional feel. (Fritz Leiber's name is misspelled every one of the four times it appears.) I also felt that not all of the pieces included really fit into the stated theme of the collection. Leiber's "Girl With the Hungry Eyes," while a classic story, is really a comparison of advertising to vampirism, not a paean to independent and powerful women, for example.
This is also not an exclusive collection, and I was disappointed to find that many of the better stories, I'd already read. (Connie Willis' 'Winter's Tale,' Ursula LeGuin's 'The Wife's Story' and Kate Wilhelm's 'The Merry Widow.') There were some great selections that were new to me, however: Joyce Carol Oates - 'Haunted,' Nancy Collins - 'Iphigenia,' Jane Yolen - 'Rabbit Hole.' Pat Cadigan's feminist analysis of the Peter Pan story was a joyful delight. Gene Wolfe's 'Wolfer' was really good up until the completely out-of-place injection of religion into the end. Many of the other pieces were just alright, or didn't really do it for me. ( )
  AltheaAnn | Feb 9, 2016 |
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Hall, Melissa MiaEditor, Contributorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Atwood, MargaretContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bryant, EdwardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cadigan, PatContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Campbell, Bebe MooreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins, Nancy A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Day, John A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Douglas, Carole NelsonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Estes, Clarissa PinkolaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Holder, NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jong, EricaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lansdale, Joe R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Le Guin, Ursula K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leiber, FritzContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Malone, Susan MaryContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Martin, Patricia PreciadoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Matheson, Richard ChristianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oates, Joyce CarolContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raffel, DawnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sarris, GregContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Taylor, LucyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tomioka, TaekoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tuttle, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Walker, AliceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Watanabe, SylviaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilhelm, KateContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Willis, ConnieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wolfe, GeneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Offers stories that celebrate women's wilder side and the strategies that have been used to raintain that wildness in spite of society, by authors including Margaret Atwood, Alice Walker, Gene Wolfe, and Ursula K. LeGuin.

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Anthology contains:
  • Half-Hanged Mary / Margaret Atwood
  • Going North / Lucy Taylor
  • How I Got to Be Queen / Greg Sarris
  • Haunted / Joyce Carol Oates
  • The Dancer / Patricia Preciado Martin
  • The Girl with the Hungry Eyes / Fritz Lieber
  • While She Was Out / Edward Bryant
  • The Merry Widow / Kate Wilhelm
  • Esther Goes on the Offensive / Bebe Moore Campbell
  • This Is a Story / Jane Yolen
  • Over the Pass / Susan Mary Malone
  • Cold Turkey / Carole Nelson Douglas
  • Winter's Tale / Connie Willis
  • A Woman Is Not a Potted Plant / Alice Walker
  • Is Anybody Listening? / Dawn Raffel
  • Incident on and Off a Mountain Road / Joe R. Lansdale
  • Wolfer / Gene Wolfe
  • Oral / Richard Christian Matheson
  • Straw Dogs / Taeko Tomioka
  • Rope-Bound / John A. Day
  • Women's Stories / Jane Yolen
  • How-To Books & Other Absurdities / Erica Jong
  • Heat / Nancy Holder
  • The Wife's Story / Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Bits and Pieces / Lisa Tuttle
  • Rabbit Hole / Jane Yolen
  • Iphigenia / Nancy A. Collins
  • Werewomen / Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Talking to the Dead / Sylvia Watanade
  • Lost Girls / Pat Cadigan
  • Psychofemmes / Melissa Mia Hall
  • The Wolf's Eyelash / Clarissa Pinkola Estés
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