The cover of the 1978 first edition
|Author||Edited by Virginia Kidd|
|Genre||Science fiction, social science fiction, feminist science fiction, utopian and dystopian fiction|
|Publisher||Delacorte Press, Dell Publishing (first edition, hardcover)|
|1978 (first edition, hardcover)|
|Media type||Print (hardcover and softcover)|
|Pages||305 pp (first edition, hardcover)|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-440-05599-7 (first edition, hardcover)|
|LC Class||PZ5 .M6|
|Followed by||Also published under the title The Eye of the Heron and Other Stories|
Millennial Women is a 1978 science fiction anthology, edited by Virginia Kidd, in which all the stories are written by women and have a female character as the primary protagonist. The themes which these stories have in common are those of social science fiction: that which is perceived as alien, the uses of language, careers, familial relationships, sexual politics, social constructions of gender, political freedom and equality.
- "Prayer for My Daughter" by Marilyn Hacker (prefatory poem)
- "Introduction" by Virginia Kidd
- "No One Said Forever" by Cynthia Felice (short story)
- "The Song of N'Sardi-El" by Diana L. Paxson (short story)
- "Jubilee's Story" by Elizabeth A. Lynn (short story)
- "Mab Gallen Recalled" by Cherry Wilder (short story)
- "Phoenix in the Ashes" by Joan D. Vinge (novelette)
- "The Eye of the Heron" by Ursula K. Le Guin (novella)
- Biographical Notes (not included in all editions).
Awards and nominations
- 1978, Millennial Women, edited by Virginia Kidd, U.S., Delacorte Press (Dell Publishing), ISBN 0-440-05599-7, ISBN 978-0-440-05599-0, pp. 305, 1978, hardcover
- 1979, Millennial Women, edited by Virginia Kidd, Dell Publishing, ISBN 0-440-16301-3, ISBN 978-0-440-16301-5, April 1979, serial?
- 1980, The Eye of the Heron and Other Stories, edited by Virginia Kidd, UK, Panther Books (Granada Publishing), ISBN 0-586-05089-2, pp. 251, 5 June 1980, softcover
- Kelly, Mark R. (2000–2007). "1979 Locus Awards". The Locus Index to SF Awards. Locus Publications. Retrieved 2007-03-18.