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Anthologies Index
Title Index | Editor Index | Series Index
Selection Notes

Anthology Contents & Reviews by Title:

- C -
Cassandra Rising
The Chick is in the Mail
Chicks 'n Chained Males
Chicks in Chainmail
Cinderella on the Ball

Cassandra Rising
edited by Alice Laurance.
New York: Doubleday, 1978.
Includes: "Preface" by Alice Laurance; "Foreword" by Andre Norton; "SQ" by Ursula K. Le Guin; "Flirtation Walk" by Kay Rogers; "Troll Road" by Joan Bernott; "There Was a Garden" by Zenna Henderson; "Night-Rise" by Katherine MacLean; "Motherbeast" by Kathleen Sky; "Escape to the Suburbs" by Rachel Cosgrove Payes; "Alien Sensation" by Josephine Saxton; "Last One in is a Rotten Egg" by Grania Davis; "The Way Back" by Raylyn Moore; "Schlossie" by Alice Laurance; "Lady in Waiting" by Anne McCaffrey; "Impact" by Steve Barnes; "The Slow and Gentle Progress of Trainee Bell-Ringers" by Barbara Paul; "Nightfire" by Sydney j. Van Scyoc; "Selena" by Beverly Goldberg; "Uraguyen and I" by Miriam Allen deFord and Juanita Coulson; "The Vanillamint Tapestry" by Jacqueline Lichtenberg; "Space/Time Arabesque" by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

The Chick is in the Mail
edited by Esther Friesner
Volume 4 in the "Chicks in Chainmail" series.

Baen: New York, 2000 (ISBN 0-671-31950-7); cover art by Larry Elmore

"Introduction" by Esther Friesner;
"To His Iron-Clad Mistress" by Kent Patterson (poetry);
"Sweet Charity" by Elizabeth Moon;
"The Catcher in the Rhine" by Harry Turtledove;
"Patterns in the Chain" by Steven Piziks;
"Arms and the Woman" by Nancy Kress; "Troll by Jury" by Esther M. Friesner;
"Looking for Rhonda Honda" by William Sanders;
"The Case of Prince Charming" by Robin Wayne Bailey;
"Incognito, Ergo Sum" by Karen Everson;
"Chain of Command" by Leslie What and Nina Kiriki Hoffman;
"The Thief and the Roller Derby Queen" by Eric Flint;
"The Right Bitch" by Doranna Durgin;
"Foxy Boxer Gal Fights Giant Monster King!" by Pierce Askegren;
"Hailah Iron-Thighs and the Change of Life" by K.D. Wentworth;
About the Authors.

Chicks 'n Chained Males
edited by Esther Friesner
Volume 3 in the "Chicks in Chainmail" series.

Baen: New York, 1999 (ISBN 0-671-57814-6); cover art by Larry Elmore

Introduction and one-paragraph intros to each story by Esther Friesner, editor.

Myth Manners' Guide to Greek Missology #1 by Harry Turtledove;
Chain, Link, Fence by Steven Piziks;
Fool's Gold by Elizabeth Moon;
In for a Pound by Lawrence Watt-Evans;
Death Becomes, Him by Marina Frants;
Straight Arrow by Susan Shwartz;
Bad Heir Day by Rosemary Edghill;
Why Do You Think They Call it _Middle_ Earth? by Susan Casper;
Leg Irons, the Bitch, and the Wardrobe by Laura Frankos;
Shiftless by Josepha Sherman;
May/December at the Mall by Brian D. Akers;
Yo, Baby! by Jan Stirling;
Don't Break the Chain! by Jody Lynn Nye;
Cross CHILDREN Walk by Esther M. Friesner;
... But Comedy is Hard by Kath Daniel;
Baubles, Bangles and Beads by Kevin Andrew Murphy;
Hallah Iron-Thighs and the Five Unseemly Sorrows by K.D. Wentworth; and
Miss Underwood and the Mermaid by Sarah Zettel

Chicks in Chainmail
edited by Esther Friesner
Baen: New York, 1995.
Volume 1 in the "Chicks in Chainmail" series.
See also: Did You Say Chicks?! also edited by Esther Friesner.
Includes: "Introduction" by Esther Friesner; "Lady of Steel" by Roger Zelazny; "And Ladies of the Club" Elizabeth Moon; "Exchange Program" Susan Shwartz; "Goddess for a Day" Harry Turtledove; "Armor-Ella" Holly Lisle; "Career Day" Margaret Ball; "Armor / Amore" David Vierling; "The Stone of War and the Nightingale's Egg" Elizabeth Ann Scarborough; "The Growling" Jody Lynn Nye; "The New Britomart" eluki bes shahar; "On the Road of Silver" Mark Bourne; "Bra Melting" Janni Lee Simner; "The Old Grind" Laura Frankos; "The Way to a Man's Heart" Esther Friesner; "Whoops!" Nancy Springer; "The Guardswoman" Lawrence Watt-Evans; "Teacher's Pet" Josepha Sherman; "Were-Wench" Jan Stirling; "Blood Calls to Blood" Elisabeth Waters; and "Maureen Birnbaum in the MUD" George Alec Effinger.

In her introduction, Friesner describes this anthology as "Amazon Comedy." Yep. That about sums it up. If you really want some fast stories that don't make you think too hard, give you some laughs, and poke fun at some of our least-cherished traditions in sf/fantasy, give this one a try. -- lq, 9/11/97 .

Cinderella on the Ball
from Attic Press
"Fairytales for Feminists" series, 5th.
ISBN 185594 027 2
64 pp.

Includes: Zoe Fairbairns, Maeve Kelly, Roz Cowman, Ivy Bannister, Mairide Woods, Roisin Sheerin, Celia de Freine, Joni Crone and others.

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