Here is a favorable review out for Warrior Wisewoman. I’m looking for others and will post them for good or ill as they appear. http://thefix-online.com/reviews/warrior-wisewoman/
In “Ice Queen” by Colleen Anderson, Janie Blue is an “icebreaker” entering the virtual world of a system she’s been hired to repair. Two others, another icebreaker and a “netwalker,” have already suffered serious injury trying to repair the same system, and Janie Blue suspects that she hasn’t been told everything she needs to know. A recognized expert in her field, she concentrates on her work and keeps people at a distance. But inside this system, she meets something—or someone—beyond anything she’s ever encountered.
The premise of this story is fascinating, and the tension is high. Anderson expertly conveys the lonely, claustrophobic other-world in which Janie Blue operates, to satisfying effect.
This second one is not a review so much as a description of the stories. If you see other reviews, please let me know. I haven’t yet had a chance to read my copy. Hoping to get to a few stories this week.
I came home from Kansas to find Christmas. Shroud Magazine #1 is out, with my story “Amuse-Bouche.” http://www.shroudmagazine.com/ My copy of Warrior Wisewoman, with the story “Ice Queen” arrived, http://www.norilana.com/norilana-sf.htmas well as my copy of Cone Zero, with my as yet anonymous story in it. http://www.nemonymous.com/ Can you guess which one is mine?
And my poem, “The Trials of Lemons” is up at Chizine. http://www.chizine.com/trials_of_lemons.htm
Warrior Wisewoman is now available through Norilana http://www.norilana.com/norilana-sf.htm#ww and sites like Amazon. My story “Ice Queen” graces the pages along with eleven other stories.
Double clicking will increase the image size. http://www.norilana.com/WarriorWisewoman-TPB-Front.jpg
Norilana has been expanding rapidly with speculative fiction and from what I can see their covers look smashing. I can’t wait to receive my copy.
Due for release in June, Warrior Wisewoman features SF stories with strong women protagonists. An earlier review has been done of the book and is accessible here: http://thefix-online.com/reviews/warrior-wisewoman/
My story, “Ice Queen” is one of the twelve stories in this anthology and has received a favorable review. The cover if well designed. Norilana seems to be a fairly new publisher, at least to the speculatitve genre, but they’re doing some nice looking books, both anthologies and novels. I’m looking forward to receiving my copy.