Amazons!

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Amazons!
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Cover of the first edition
EditorJessica Amanda Salmonson
Cover artistMichael Whelan
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy
PublisherDAW Books
Publication date
1979
Media typePrint (paperback)
Pages206
ISBN0-87997-503-2
OCLC5951403
Followed byAmazons II 

Amazons! is an anthology of fantasy stories, edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson, with a cover and frontispiece by Michael Whelan. It was first published in paperback by DAW Books in December 1979, and was the first significant fantasy anthology of works featuring female protagonists by (mostly) female authors.[1] It received the 1980 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology.[1]

Summary[edit]

The book collects 14 short stories, novelettes and poems by various fantasy authors, with an introduction by Salmonson and an essay on additional reading by Salmonson and Susan Wood.

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Awards[edit]

The collection won the 1980 World Fantasy Award for Best Anthology/Collection, placed fourth in the 1980 Locus Poll Award for Best Anthology, and was nominated for both the 1980 and 1981 Balrog Award for Collection/Anthology.[1]

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