Sword and Sorceress 23

Elisabeth Waters - 2008
    The roster of contributors over the years includes Mercedes Lackey, Laurell K. Hamilton, Charles de Lint, Diana L. Paxson, Emma Bull, Jennifer Roberson, and countless others.The original stories featured here include such stellar authors as Deborah J. Ross, K.D. Wentworth, Dave Smeds, and exciting newcomers whose voices are sure to be heard again.Enter a wondrous universe..."Marion Zimmer Bradley's Sword and Sorceress"Volume 23 includes stories by Dave Smeds, Michael Spence, Elisabeth Waters, Gerri Leen, Tom Inister, Patricia B. Cirone, Pauline J. Alama, Marian Allen, Melissa Mead, K.D. Wentworth, Catherine Mintz, Jonathan Moeller, Kristin Noone, Leah Cypess, Linda L. Donahue, Resa Nelson, Deborah J. Ross, Michael H. Payne, Catherine Soto, and Mercedes Lackey.

Sword and Sorceress IX

Marion Zimmer BradleyMercedes Lackey - 1992
    In all of fantasy's far-flung realms, women of power - whether trained in the ways of the warrior or in the deepest secrets of sorcery - rally against those who seek to conquer and enslave.Join today's most visionary fantasy writers - Mercedes Lackey, Diana Paxson, Josepha Sherman, and their comrades in words - as they lead you on quests for:shape-changers who prowl the night in search of unsuspecting prey;a sword whose cost could prove far greater than gold;a dragon whose magic may seem more of a curse than a blessing - and countless other adventures where one miscast spell or off-target arrow could see the forces of darkness invading all the magic's lands...Introduction (Sword And Sorceress IX) • (1992) • essay by Marion Zimmer BradleySlave to the Sword • (1992) • short story by Tanya BeatyShadows Do Not Bleed • (1992) • short story by Bruce D. ArthursBeastly! • (1992) • short story by Lynne Armstrong-JonesPiper • (1992) • short story by Susan Hanniford CrowleyStopthrust • (1992) • short story by Diana L. PaxsonElynne Dragonchild • (1992) • short story by Phil BrucatoFreeing Souls • (1992) • short story by Lisa DeasonBlademistress • (1992) • short story by Jessie D. EakerSorcerers' Gate • (1992) • short story by Patricia Duffy NovakThe Birthday Gift • (1992) • short story by Elisabeth WatersTangled Webs • (1992) • short story by Laura J. UnderwoodWinterwood • (1992) • short story by Stephanie D. ShaverRed Wings • (1992) • short story by Josepha ShermanAbove the Ground • (1992) • short story by Eric HainesOn a Night Like Any Other • (1992) • short story by Mark TompkinsA Woman's Weapon • (1992) • short story by Mercedes LackeyBehind the Waterfall • (1992) • short story by Mary FreyHoard • (1992) • short story by Steven PiziksQueen of the Dead • (1992) • short story by Dorothy J. HeydtThe Flower that Does Not Wither • (1992) • short story by Dave SmedsTo Have and to Hold • (1992) • short story by Linda GordonThe Catalyst • (1992) • short story by Lee Ann MartinsBreaking Walls • (1992) • short story by Leslie Ann MillerThe Enchanted Frog • (1992) • novelette by Cynthia L. WardThe Price of the Gods • (1992) • short story by Roxana PiersonTiger's Eye • (1992) • short fiction by Syne Mitchell

Deep Magic June 2016

Jeff WheelerAnthony Ryan - 2016
    Our issues are also filled with author interviews, art features, book reviews and tips for writers. This month, we feature an exclusive interview with Brandon Sanderson on his latest journey to the United Arab Emirates. We also include short stories from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jeff Wheeler* ("The Beesinger's Daughter"), Amazon bestselling Carrie Anne Noble ("The Perfect Specimen"), and Cecilia Dart-Thornton who came out of hiding to let us publish her latest ("The Churchyard Yarrow"). We also feature stories this month by Steve Yeager ("Rain Dance") and Brendon Taylor ("The Apothecant"). You'll also get two articles, one written by NYT bestselling author Anthony Ryan and the other by David Pomerico, Harper Voyager US's Executive Editor. Still not convinced to give it a try? We'll also be publishing an extended sample of Wall Street Journal bestselling author Charlie N Holmberg's** latest novel ("Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet"). * Wall Street Journal, June 2016 ** Wall Street Journal, June 2015


Robert Lynn AsprinC.J. Cherryh - 1960
    Includes all 22 stories from: Thieves' WorldTales from the Vulgar UnicornShadows of Sanctuary


Jessica Amanda SalmonsonEmily Brontë - 1979
    Here are the writers whose novels have placed them among the leaders in fantasy who have written for this volume original and exciting adventures of women who dare to pick up the sword and go a'venturing.

Sword and Sorceress XVI

Marion Zimmer BradleySelina Rosen - 1999
    Heydt, and their fellow adventurers through perilous lands where women - whether they be powerful magicians, or sword fighters sworn to protect - take up challenges so often considered the sole province of men, in twenty-six original stories collected and edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley.The sixteenth volume of "Sword & Sorceress" includes 25 all-original stories of strong, heroic women characters -- female warriors and wizards who face down perils and come to the aid of those in need. Includes the fantasy fiction of Diana Paxson, Lawrence Watt-Evans, Deborah Wheeler, and Dorothy J. Heydt, as well as an introduction by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

The Best of Tales: Volume One

Margaret Weis - 2000
    Accursed wizards and mysterious villains. Deadly battles and otherworldly spectacle. The untold adventures of the beloved Companions. Here are collected the best short stories of the original Dragonlance Tales 1 series, unfolding a world of heroism, magic, and fantasy. It is a treasure for loyal fans of the saga, and for new readers it is an enthralling introduction to the world of Krynn. This volume includes a new Dragonlance short story written by Margaret Weis in collabortion with Aron Eisenberg, Nog on television's Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.Riverwind and the crystal staff / Michael Williams --Stone's throw away / Roger E. Moore --Love and ale --Dagger-flight / Nich O'Donohoe --Harvests --Hide and go seek / Nancy VArian Berberick --Finding the faith / Mary Kirchoff --Into the heart of the story / Michael Williams --Exiles / Paul B. Thompson and Tonya R. Carter --Heart of Goldmoon / Laura Hickman and Kate Novak --Wayward children --Definitions of honor / Richard A. Knaak --Test of the twins / Margaret Weis --From the yearning for war and the war's ending / Michael Williams --Traveling players of Gilean / Margaret Weis and Aron Eisenberg.

Sword and Sorceress XIII

Marion Zimmer BradleyKathryne Kennedy - 1996
    WITH SWORD AND SHIELD, SPELL AND CURSE...Even at the risk of losing her one true love, a young mage must put aside all she holds dear to achieve a higher goal...A benevolent shape-changer is all that stands between her village and the bloody ravages of a werewolf...With a gift granted by the birds themselves, an unhappy young woman may find the means to escape her life of servitude...A young healer never realizes her true Gift until she must heal herself...Travel with Diana Paxson, Jo Clayton, Deborah Wheeler, and their fellow tale-weavers to lands where bold, heroic, women wizards and warriors are not afraid to take on challenges too often considered the sole province of men, in 22 original stories of shape-shifters, dream-questers and other women of power.

Sword and Sorceress X

Marion Zimmer BradleyStephanie D. Shaver - 1993
    PaxsonThe Proper Balance • (1993) • short story by Robyn McGrewThe Gift of Minerva • (1993) • short story by Dorothy J. HeydtFriendly Fire • (1993) • short story by Mercedes LackeyHeart in a Box • (1993) • short story by Lynne Armstrong-JonesDance of Death • (1993) • short story by Donna Bocian CurrieEarth, Air, Fire, and Water • (1993) • short story by Kirsten M. CorbyFealty • (1993) • short story by Kati Dougherty-CarthumHunt for the Queen's Beast • (1993) • short story by J.M. CressyRobes • (1993) • short story by Patricia Duffy NovakBonds of Light • (1993) • short story by Vera NazarianNight, Who Creeps Through Keyholes • (1993) • short story by Francesca MymanOaths • (1993) • short story by Leslie Ann MillerDouble Vision • (1993) • short story by Lucas K. LawThe Phoenix Medallion • (1993) • short story by Diann PartridgeA Run in the Forest • (1993) • short story by David A. PillardOld Age and Treachery… • (1993) • short story by Nancy L. PineIn Sheep's Clothing • (1993) • short story by Lawrence SchimelHer Mother's Sword • (1993) • short story by Stephanie D. ShaverThe Sorceress' Apprentice • (1993) • short story by Deborah WheelerMage-Sight • (1993) • short story by Lynne Alisse WittenEther and the Skeptic • (1993) • short story by Katy Huth JonesThe Limwitch • (1993) • short fiction by Rebekah JensenSmile of the Goddess • (1993) • short story by Lorina J. StephensJust Reward • (1993) • short story by Karen LukBoys Will Be Girls • (1993) • short story by Vicki KirchhoffTaking Shape • (1993) • short story by Lisa DeasonJustice Is Mine • (1993) • short fiction by Carolee J. Edwards

Dark Corners

Michael Bray - 2012
    Michael Bray delivers twelve tales of mind-bending terror from the dark reaches of the human psyche.

River of Spears

Kade Derricks - 2015
    The rarest of gems, one capable of turning any mage into an unstoppable force of destruction. A gem found only in the empty lands surrounding the Tyber River. And now war has come. Endless war between Esteria and the native Tyberons, a savage and mysterious people who prowl the grass-covered land with spearpoints ready. Unable to end the conflict the Esterians rely on mercenaries to bolster their military, desperate men like Dain Gladstone, a disgraced Paladin. Dain dreams of a peaceful life, a quiet home of his own, and he’s willing to fight for it. The Esterians have a new plan to conquer their enemies. A bold expedition to strike into the heart of the Tyberons and Dain finds himself caught at its center. Can his dream survive the River of Spears?

The Bleeder and Other Stories

J.R. Rain - 2010
    But all that changes one day when he finds the macabre source of his artistic muse — and now nothing will stop Leo from creating his masterpieces.In "Deal With the Devil", a private investigator gets the wrong end of a deal gone bad. Or does he?In "The Back of Beyond", a lonely bar at the far edge of the world gives the owner much more than he bargained for.(Plus a bonus scene from Vampire Moon, sequel to Moon Dance.)**Acclaim for the Novels of J.R. Rain**"Gripping, adventurous, and romantic — J.R. Rain's The Lost Ark is a breakneck thriller that traces the thread of history from Biblical stories to current-day headlines. Be prepared to lose sleep!"—JAMES ROLLINS, international bestselling author of Altar of Eden and The Doomsday Key"I enjoyed this immensely. The protagonist, Samantha Moon, is a female vampire with a husband and children. Those predate her condition; six years ago she was attacked by a vampire and rendered into one. Now she's trying to carry on with family and private eye business, and she's a feisty, skilled person, so is doing mostly okay. It is not a horror story; she buys animal blood to eat and doesn't generally prey on humans. But her husband has an increasing problem with her coldness — not of spirit, but of body. 'You sicken me and scare the hell out of me,' he tells her. 'And when I touch you it's all I can do to not gag.' She replies, 'Words every wife wants to hear.' I love this! What makes it special are her character and nature."—PIERS ANTHONY, New York Times bestselling author of A Spell for Chameleon and On A Pale Horse"Dark Horse is one of the best books I've read in a long time! A great classic detective story with a modern twist. Unique and interesting characters (I think I'm half in love with Jim Knighthorse now!), a great plot that kept me guessing until the end, and some of the funniest lines I've read anywhere."—GEMMA HALLIDAY, author of Deadly Cool and Play Dead"Impossible to put down. J.R. Rain's Moon Dance is a fabulous urban fantasy."—APRIL VINE, author of The Midnight Rose and Blindfolded by Lust"Moon Dance is absolutely brilliant!"—LISA TENZIN-DOLMA, author of Understanding the Planetary Myths and The Dolphin Experience "Moon Dance is a must read. If you like Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, be prepared to love J. R. Rain's Samantha Moon, vampire private investigator."—EVE PALUDAN, author of Letters from David and The Romance Writer's Pink Pages"I totally loved The Body Departed. As someone who communicates with those who are either earthbound or have crossed over — your descriptions and interpretations of the dialogue and circumstances could not have been written more accurately. My favorite scene is the one of Jesus stepping down from the cross and then the passionate and compassionate way it was treated as he went back to the cross. I will relive that for a long time to come. You're a wonderfully descriptive writer who paints a very creative, visionary canvass based in a paranormal pallet that only a few experience and many can enjoy."—JULIE BELMONT, author of The Path to Personal Success and Freedom and Seizing Your Success"I thoroughly enjoyed The Vampire With the Dragon Tattoo from one of my favorite authors. A great way to spend a few hours of the afternoon."—JEN ASHTON, author of The Pleasure Diaries and Ashton Ashton We All Fall Down"I love Jim Knighthorse! Please write faster, Mr. Rain!"—ELAINE BABICH, author of You Never Called Me Princess and Relatively Normal"Powerful stuff!"—AIDEN JAMES, author of Cades Cove and Deadly Night

Sword and Sorceress V

Marion Zimmer BradleyJennifer Roberson - 1988
    Join Bradley and a celebrated entourage of fantasy writers on this latest journey into the world of Sword and Sorceress, where women of courage and wizardry challenge the evils of ensorcelled worlds with all their prowess at magic and weaponry.

Best American Fantasy

Ann VanderMeerE.M. Schorb - 2007
    This inaugural volume showcases the best North American fantasy short fiction from the preceding year.

Snicker The Brownie And Other Stories

Enid Blyton - 1974
    The best of Enid Blyton original UK edition by Award Publishers