I Can’t Wait for… Silk & Steel edited by Janine A. Southard

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted over at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about and have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released, but not necessarily. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, which was originally hosted at Breaking the Spine.

My pick for this week is a kickstarter anthology I backed almost a year ago, a queer SFF adventure anthology of high femmes & dashing (swords)women…

Title: Silk & Steel: A Queer Speculative Adventure Anthology

Author: Janine A. Southard

Publisher: Cantina Publishing

Publication Date: Nov. 28 2020

Genres: Epic Fantasy

Shelves: Female-authored, Female-fronted

There are many ways to be a heroine.

Princess and swordswoman, lawyer and motorcyclist, scholar and barbarian: there are many ways to be a heroine. In this anthology, seventeen authors find new ways to pair one weapon-wielding woman and one whose strengths lie in softer skills.

“Which is more powerful, the warrior or the gentlewoman?” these stories ask. And the answer is inevitably, “Both, working together!”

Herein, you’ll find duels and smugglers, dance battles and danger noodles, and even a new Swordspoint story!

From big names and bold new voices, these stories are fun, clever, and always positive about the power of love.

Ellen Kushner | Aliette de Bodard | Yoon Ha Lee | Neon Yang | Jennifer Mace | Django Wexler | Freya Marske | Claire Bartlett | K.A. Doore | Alison Tam | Ann LeBlanc | Cara Patterson | Chris Wolfgang | Elaine McIonyn | Elizabeth Davis | S.K. Terentiev | Kaitlyn Zivanovich

7 thoughts on “I Can’t Wait for… Silk & Steel edited by Janine A. Southard

Add yours

  1. Oh my goodness! What an impressive lineup of authors… No wonder you’re looking forward to this one – I hope the stories are as stormingly good as you are entitled to anticipate that they will be!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: