The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women(1995)
An anthology of stories edited by Richard Glyn Jones and A Susan Williams
Fantasy has come to mean different things to different people - for some it is a descent into the unconscious, an expression of repressed fears or desires; for others it is an exploration of new territories, frightening and fertile landscapes inhabited by playful and provocative beings who draw the reader into a fascinating web of morality and myth. In her challenging Introduction, Joanna Russ describes Fantasy as 'the most realistic of all the arts, expressing as it does the contents of human souls directly'. This anthology aims to show that Fantasy has also been an important vehicle for women, who have used it to express their creative diversity, without having to be boxed in and categorized by a male-dominated literary establishment.
Used availability for Richard Glyn Jones's The Penguin Book of Modern Fantasy by Women
May 1995 : USA Hardback
August 1996 : UK Paperback