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Jessica Amanda Salmonson

Autor(a) de Amazons!

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Obras de Jessica Amanda Salmonson

Amazons! (1979) — Editor; Contribuinte — 240 cópias
Tomoe Gozen (1981) 225 cópias
The Swordswoman (1982) — Autor — 222 cópias
The Golden Naginata (1602) 167 cópias
Amazons II (1982) — Editor — 165 cópias
Thousand Shrine Warrior (1984) 155 cópias
Heroic Visions (1983) — Editor — 97 cópias
A Silver Thread of Madness (1989) 60 cópias
Anthony Shriek (1992) 56 cópias
The Disfavored Hero (1999) 53 cópias
Tales by Moonlight (1983) — Editor — 52 cópias
Heroic Visions II (1986) — Editor; Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Tales by Moonlight II (1988) — Editor; Contribuinte — 46 cópias
The Dark Tales (2002) 7 cópias
The Haunted Wherry and Other Rare Ghost Stories (1985) — Editor; Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Harmless Ghosts [oc] (1990) 3 cópias
The Ugly Unicorn 2 cópias
Naginata #7 1 exemplar(es)
On the Shores of Eternity (1981) 1 exemplar(es)
The Toad Witch 1 exemplar(es)
Mirabeau 1 exemplar(es)
The Hounds of the Hearth 1 exemplar(es)
Jeremiah 1 exemplar(es)
The Forest in the Lake 1 exemplar(es)
Ogopogo 1 exemplar(es)
The Oval Dragon 1 exemplar(es)
The Queen Mum 1 exemplar(es)
Nights in the City 1 exemplar(es)
Carmanda 1 exemplar(es)
The Lingering Minstrel 1 exemplar(es)
The Ghastly Pond 1 exemplar(es)
Islands 1 exemplar(es)
Woodsman And Water Nymph 1 exemplar(es)
Innocent of Evil 1 exemplar(es)
Songs of the Maenads (1992) 1 exemplar(es)
Heroic Visions I & II (1986) — Editor — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Love in Vein: Twenty Original Tales of Vampiric Erotica (1994) — Contribuinte — 778 cópias
A Glory of Unicorns (1998) — Contribuinte — 590 cópias
Now We Are Sick: An Anthology of Nasty Verse (1991) — Contribuinte — 347 cópias
100 Ghastly Little Ghost Stories (1993) — Contribuinte — 339 cópias
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Contribuinte — 260 cópias
Dragons of Light (1980) — Contribuinte — 224 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Sixth Annual Collection (1993) — Contribuinte — 210 cópias
Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (1997) — Contribuinte — 209 cópias
Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy, Volume 12: Faeries (1991) — Contribuinte — 207 cópias
Don't Open This Book! (1998) — Contribuinte — 203 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Fifth Annual Collection (1992) — Contribuinte — 202 cópias
Hecate's Cauldron (1982) — Contribuinte — 148 cópias
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (1982) — Contribuinte — 144 cópias
Dark Masques (2001) — Contribuinte — 136 cópias
Cutting Edge (1985) — Contribuinte — 127 cópias
Bruce Coville's Book of Magic: Tales to Cast a Spell on You (1996) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias
Haunted America: Star-Spangled Supernatural Stories (1990) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias
Tales of Witchcraft (1991) — Contribuinte — 112 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Merlin (2009) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
Black Wings of Cthulhu 3 (2014) — Contribuinte — 87 cópias
The Darker Side: Generations of Horror (2002) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
The Merlin Chronicles (1995) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
100 Twisted Little Tales of Torment (1998) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
The Mammoth Book of Fairy Tales (1997) — Contribuinte — 61 cópias
Shadows 8 (1985) — Contribuinte — 59 cópias
The Year's Best Horror Stories: XVIII (1990) — Contribuinte — 58 cópias
100 Hilarious Little Howlers (1999) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Masques: All New Works of Horror and the Supernatural (1984) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
The Architecture of Fear (1987) — Contribuinte — 50 cópias
Chillers for Christmas (1989) — Contribuinte — 49 cópias
Fighters of Fear: Occult Detective Stories (2020) — Contribuinte — 48 cópias
100 Fiendish Little Frightmares (1997) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Xanadu 2 (1994) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Fantasy Annual V (1982) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Bruce Coville's Book of Ghosts II: More Tales to Haunt You (1997) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Blue Motel (1994) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Lost on the Darkside: Voices From The Edge of Horror (2005) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
The Little Book of Horrors (1992) — Contribuinte — 41 cópias
Walls of Fear (1990) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Best Of Masques (1988) — Contribuinte — 30 cópias
Angels of Darkness: Tales of Troubled and Troubling Women (1995) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Shivers for Christmas (1995) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Gothic Ghosts (1997) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Beyond Lands of Never: A Further Anthology of Modern Fantasy (1984) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
The Golden Gong and Other Night-Pieces (2001) — Editor, algumas edições20 cópias
Lady Ferry and Other Uncanny People (1998) — Editor, algumas edições20 cópias
The Supernatural Tales of Fitz-James O'Brien: Dream Stories and Fantasies (1988) — Editor, algumas edições20 cópias
Unforgettable Ghost Stories by Women Writers (2008) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
The Last Continent: New Tales of Zothique (1999) — Contribuinte — 18 cópias
The Supernatural Tales of Fitz-James O'Brien, Volume One: Macabre Tales (1988) — Editor, algumas edições16 cópias
Bruce Coville's Shapeshifters (1999) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Acquainted with the Night (2004) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
Twilight and Other Supernatural Romances (1998) — Editor, algumas edições13 cópias
The Moonstone Mass (2000) — Editor, algumas edições12 cópias
The Rose of Death and Other Mysterious Delusions (1997) — Editor, algumas edições12 cópias
Sinister Romance: Collected Ghost Stories (2002) — Editor, algumas edições12 cópias
The Empire Of Death And Other Strange Stories (2003) — Editor, algumas edições11 cópias
The Giant Book of Fantasy Tales (1996) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
The Wind at Midnight (1999) — Editor, algumas edições11 cópias
Shadows and Silence (2000) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
City of the Sea and Other Ghost Stories (2008) — Editor — 7 cópias
Fantasy Tales Volume 12, No. 5 (1990) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias
All the devils are here (1986) — Contribuinte — 5 cópias
Beyond the Fields We Know (1978) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
The Roots of Fantasy: Myth, Folklore & Archetype (1989) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Weirdbook #35 (2017) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Nightmare Magazine, February 2017 (2017) — Contribuinte — 3 cópias


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Salmonson, Jessica Amanda
Outros nomes
Salmonson, Amos
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Seattle, Washington, USA
Locais de residência
Seattle, Washington, USA
fantasy writer



A collection of stories published in 1979 and intended to challenge the assumptions about the role of women in high fantasy/sword and sorcery fiction of the time, although the definition of 'Amazon' seems quite flexible, ranging as it does from sorcerous women who sacrifice their powers for a man's love, even a man who seems completely disinterested to begin with, to then-contemporary women vigilantes dishing out retribution on men who commit crimes against women.

The book includes stories by well-known writers such as C J Cherryh, Andre Norton and Elizabeth A Lynn. I found it rather uneven - one of the stories features such a lot of backstory it is pulled down by the weight - Wolves of Nakesht which apparently the writer intended to turn into a novel or series and would perhaps have been better served by presenting a story earlier in the apparently long history of the main character. Others, such as Morrien's Bitch, were clunkily written in places. But there were also some interesting tales such as Agbewe's Sword, set in Abomey, an African county where there is a women's army as well as a men's army, and Falcon Blood, a Witch World backstory tale by Andre Norton in which we discover the reason for the antipathy towards women by the Falconers. That had a Sulcar sailor as the female protagonist and her stalwart nature has finally made some inroads on the Falconer character's prejudices by the end.

I particularly enjoyed Bones for Dulath by Morgan Lindholm (Robin Hobb) set in her Ki/Vandien series which I rate above her Hobb-penned fiction, and Lynn's The Woman Who Loved the Moon a tale with an Asian setting where the character of the title discovers the perils familiar to anyone who has read Western set stories of visits to fairyland. A beautiful lyrically told story. Despite some weaker elements in the collection, stories like this elevate the rating to 4 stars.
… (mais)
kitsune_reader | outras 3 resenhas | Nov 23, 2023 |
Good samurai / fantasy story.
kslade | outras 3 resenhas | Dec 8, 2022 |
I was deeply disappointed by the way that this book seems to have stripped out pretty much all the queerness of the first book. If you were to pick up this book without having read the first, there would be no indication that Tomoe is attracted to women at all. The beautiful ninja who seemed set to become the main love interest doesn't appear and in fact is never even mentioned. Tomoe's tendency to note the beauty of almost every single woman she interacts with is gone; one character who got this treatment in book 1 is described a few times as "beautiful" but it comes off as an objective description that comes directly from the narrator, rather than as something that relates Tomoe's point of view. The nature of Tomoe's past relationship with Lady Shigeno is never mentioned either; it's possible that someone who had not read the first book might be able to infer that her decision to cut Tomoe off entirely after Tomoe marries (out of familial duty/filial piety) is in part driven by jealousy and hurt, but the subtext is extremely subtle. The book essentially shoves Tomoe into the closet and shuts the door, which is a jarring change from how explicit and unapologetic the first book is about her sexuality. (There aren't even any mentions of queer relationships/attraction between other women; there are a few brief mentions of such between men, mostly characters who are secondary at best, but that's it.) I don't really have much grounds to speculate, but the only way this makes sense to me is if the original publisher leaned on the author to tone it down--so I don't really blame her, but still, it's a letdown.… (mais)
xenoglossy | Aug 17, 2022 |
Generally overrated as a “masterpiece” of psychological horror. Salmonson’s prose can be wonderful and then cringingly terrible by turns. The first 3/4 of the book seems almost plotless with little bits and pieces of incoherent stuff about the characters amidst too much existential peering into the abyss (pun intended). Once Salmonson decides what she wants to do with all these ideas things improve immensely but not enough to salvage the first parts of the book.

In the end the whole thing comes off as a poor man’s [a:Clive Barker|10366|Clive Barker|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1430330407p2/10366.jpg].… (mais)
Gumbywan | 1 outra resenha | Jun 24, 2022 |



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