Pamela Sargent : Anthologies


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Pamela Sargent published her first anthology of "science fiction stories by women about women" in 1975, presenting 12 stories, first published from 1948 to 1973, in chronological order. A second anthology focused on novelettes, and a third on more recent stories, with nothing before 1967; these two books included lists of recommended reading.

Twenty years after that first book Sargent published two updated and revised volumes, reusing 13 stories among the 21 in the "Classic Years" volumes, assembling 21 newer stories in the "Contemporary Years" volume originally published after the first three books. These two volumes both have updated and expanded reading lists.

Meanwhile Sargent published two other anthologies on themes of biological metamorphosis and life after death. The second of these, co-edited with Ian Watson, was two-thirds original stories. Only the seven reprints are included in the index below.

Most reprinted authors in this group: Ursula K. Le Guin (5), Sonya Dorman and Joanna Russ (4 each), Carol Emshwiller, Vonda N. McIntyre, Kit Reed, Josephine Saxton, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and Kate Wilhelm (3 each).

  • Women of Wonder, (Vintage, 1975) [isfdb]
  • More Women of Wonder, (Vintage, 1976) [isfdb]
  • Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories about Biological Metamorphosis, (Vintage, 1976) [isfdb]
  • The New Women of Wonder, (Vintage, 1978) [isfdb]
  • Afterlives: Stories About Life After Death, Pamela Sargent & Ian Watson, eds. (Vintage, 1986) [isfdb]
  • Women of Wonder: The Classic Years, (Harcourt Brace, 1995) [isfdb]
  • Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years, (Harcourt Brace, 1995) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Poul Anderson
  • Call Me Joe (Astounding Apr 1957) -- Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories about Biological Metamorphosis
  • Eleanor Arnason
  • The Warlord of Saturn's Moons (New Worlds 7, 1974) -- The New Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • J. G. Ballard
  • Time of Passage (Science-Fantasy #63 1964) -- Afterlives: Stories About Life After Death
  • Gregory Benford
  • Of Space-Time and the River (Asimov's Feb 1986) -- Afterlives: Stories About Life After Death
  • James Blish
  • Watershed (If May 1955) -- Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories about Biological Metamorphosis
  • A Work of Art (Science Fiction Stories Jul 1956) -- Afterlives: Stories About Life After Death
  • Leigh Brackett
  • The Lake of the Gone Forever (Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct 1949) -- More Women of Wonder
  • The Woman from Altair (Startling Stories Jul 1951) -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Death Between the Stars (Fantastic Universe Mar 1956) -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • The Wind People (If Feb 1959) -- Women of Wonder
  • Octavia E. Butler
  • Bloodchild (IASFM Jun 1984) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Pat Cadigan
  • Angel (IASFM May 1987) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Jayge Carr
  • Webrider (The Omni Book of Science Fiction, 1985) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Angela Carter
  • The Cabinet of Edgar Allan Poe (Interzone #1 1982) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Suzy McKee Charnas
  • Scorched Supper on New Niger (New Voices III, 1980) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • C. J. Cherryh
  • Cassandra (F&SF Oct 1978) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Storm Constantine
  • Immaculate (New Worlds 1, 1991) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Thomas M. Disch
  • Emancipation: A Romance of the Times to Come (New Dimensions I, 1971) -- Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories about Biological Metamorphosis
  • Sonya Dorman
  • Building Block (Analog Mar 1975) -- The New Women of Wonder
  • The Child Dreams -- Women of Wonder
  • View from the Moon Station -- The New Women of Wonder
  • When I Was Miss Dow (Galaxy Jun 1966) -- Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years as by Sonya Dorman Hess
  • Harlan Ellison
  • The Region Between (Galaxy Mar 1970) -- Afterlives: Stories About Life After Death
  • Carol Emshwiller
  • Abominable (Orbit 21, 1980) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Debut (Orbit 6, 1970) -- The New Women of Wonder
  • Sex and/or Mr. Morrison (Dangerous Visions, 1967) -- Women of Wonder
  • Sheila Finch
  • Reichs-Peace (Hitler Victorious, 1986) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Karen Joy Fowler
  • Game Night at the Fox & Goose (Interzone #29 1989) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Mary Gentle
  • The Harvest of Wolves (IASFM Dec 1983) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Lisa Goldstein
  • Midnight News (IASFM Mar 1990) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • James Gunn
  • The Immortals (Star Science Fiction Stories, 1958) -- Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories about Biological Metamorphosis
  • Zenna Henderson
  • The Anything Box (F&SF Oct 1956) -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Nancy Kress
  • And Wild for to Hold (IASFM Jul 1991) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • R. A. Lafferty
  • Slow Tuesday Night (Galaxy Apr 1965) -- Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories about Biological Metamorphosis
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • The Day Before the Revolution (Galaxy Aug 1974) -- More Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Nine Lives (Playboy Nov 1969) -- Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories about Biological Metamorphosis
  • Small Change (Tor Zu Den Sternen, 1981) -- Afterlives: Stories About Life After Death
  • Vaster Than Empires and More Slow (New Dimensions I, 1971) -- Women of Wonder
  • Tanith Lee
  • The Thaw (IASFM Jun 1979) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Rosaleen Love
  • Alexia and Graham Bell (Aphelion Sum 1986) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Katherine MacLean
  • Contagion (Galaxy Oct 1950) -- Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Anne McCaffrey
  • The Ship Who Sang (F&SF Apr 1961) -- Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Vonda N. McIntyre
  • Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand (Analog Oct 1973) -- Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Screwtop (The Crystal Ship, 1976) -- The New Women of Wonder
  • Judith Merril
  • That Only a Mother (Astounding Jun 1948) -- Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Judith Moffett
  • Tiny Tango (IASFM Feb 1989) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • C. L. Moore
  • Jirel Meets Magic (Weird Tales Jul 1935) -- More Women of Wonder
  • No Woman Born (Astounding Dec 1944) -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Pat Murphy
  • Rachel in Love (IASFM Apr 1987) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Rebecca Ore
  • Farming in Virginia (Alien Bootlegger and Other Stories, 1993) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Frederik Pohl
  • Day Million (Rogue Feb/Mar 1966) -- Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories about Biological Metamorphosis
  • Kit Reed
  • The Food Farm (Orbit 2, 1967) -- Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Songs of War (Nova 4, 1974) -- The New Women of Wonder
  • Joanna Russ
  • Nobody's Home (New Dimensions II, 1972) -- Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • The Second Inquisition (Orbit 6, 1970) -- More Women of Wonder
  • When It Changed (Again, Dangerous Visions, 1972) -- The New Women of Wonder
  • Pamela Sargent
  • Fears (Light Years and Dark, 1984) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • If Ever I Should Leave You (Starshadows, 1974) -- Afterlives: Stories About Life After Death
  • Josephine Saxton
  • The Power of Time (New Dimensions I, 1971) -- More Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • The Triumphant Head (Alchemy & Academe, 1970) -- The New Women of Wonder
  • Thomas N. Scortia
  • The Weariest River (Future City, 1973) -- Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories about Biological Metamorphosis
  • Margaret St. Clair
  • Short in the Chest (Fantastic Universe Jul 1954) -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • James Tiptree, Jr.
  • The Women Men Don't See (F&SF Dec 1973) -- The New Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Leonard Tushnet
  • In re Glover (Again, Dangerous Visions, 1972) -- Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories about Biological Metamorphosis
  • Lisa Tuttle
  • The Family Monkey (New Voices in Science Fiction, 1977) -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Sydney J. Van Scyoc
  • Bluewater Dreams (IASFM Mar 16 1981) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Joan D. Vinge
  • Eyes of Amber (Analog Jun 1977) -- The New Women of Wonder
  • Tin Soldier (Orbit 14, 1974) -- More Women of Wonder
  • View from a Height (Analog Jun 1978) -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Ian Watson
  • The Rooms of Paradise (Rooms of Paradise, 1978) -- Afterlives: Stories About Life After Death
  • Kate Wilhelm
  • Baby, You Were Great (Orbit 2, 1967) -- Women of Wonder
  • The Funeral (Again, Dangerous Visions, 1972) -- More Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • The Planners (Orbit 3, 1968) -- Bio-Futures: Science Fiction Stories about Biological Metamorphosis
  • Connie Willis
  • At the Rialto (Omni Oct 1989) -- Women of Wonder: The Contemporary Years
  • Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
  • Dead in Irons (Faster Than Light, 1976) -- The New Women of Wonder
  • False Dawn (Strange Bedfellows, 1972) -- Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years
  • Pamela Zoline
  • The Heat Death of the Universe (New Worlds Jul 1967) -- The New Women of Wonder
          -- Women of Wonder: The Classic Years

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