Hellebore & Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic

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Joselle Vanderhooft, Catherine Lundoff
Lethe Press, 2011 - Fiction - 227 pages
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The essence of fantasy is magic and the folklore of women has often dwelt on the innumerable powers they possess. Magic that heals, magic that destroys, magic that saves their community. All these elements and more can be found in the queer women of Hellebore & Rue. These lesbians shape their worlds, their wants and needs, and, most important, their destinies. Here are stories of a greenmage reuniting with her former partner on one last mission in Connie Wilkin's "The Windskimmer"; a shaman calling on the power of the Medicine Buddha to fight demons in Jean Marie Ward's "Personal Demons"; and even an aging school nurse discovering a dark secret about her heritage in Steve Berman's "D is for Delicious." A dozen stories by a dozen talented authors, including Juliet Kemp, Lisa Morton, Ruth Sorrell, C. B. Calsing and other names that promise the reader many wonders.
  

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User Review  - zeborah - LibraryThing

A wide variety of stories about... well, what the title says, from secondary world fantasy, through urban fantasy, to laser-eyed witch-hunters. Anthologies are always a mixed bag - all here were ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mim J - Goodreads

(The rating is probably more like... 3.5 stars? The fact that we have no half star option is an endless source of woe for me, but alas.) I love short stories. I love queer ladies. I love magical ... Read full review

Contents

TROUBLE ARRIVED CB CALSING
18
PERSONAL DEMONS JEAN MARIE WARD
36
THE WINDSKIMMER CONNIE WILKINS
56
SKY LIT BARGAINS KELLY A HARMON
72
GLOAM QUINN SMYTHWOOD
93
WITCHES HAVE CATS JULIET KEMP
112
D IS FOR DELICIOUS STEVE BERMAN
130
AND OUT OF THE STRONG CAME FORTH SWEETNESS LISA NOHEALANI MORTON
142
BRIDGES AND LULLABIES RRAIN PRIOR
156
THIN SPUN SUNNY MORAINE
172
A STATE OF PANIC RACHEL GREEN
196
CONTRIBUTOR BIOS
223
EDITORS
227
Back cover
228
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About the author (2011)

Born in Massachusetts in 1980, JoSelle Vanderhooft lived most of her adult life in Utah and currently lives in Florida. She is the author of several poetry collections, including The Minotaur's Last Letter to His Mother (Ash Phoenix, 2007), The Bram Stoker-nominated Ossuary (Sam's Dot Publishing, 2007), Fathers, Daughters, Ghosts and Monsters (Van-Zeno Press, 2009), The Memory Palace (Norilana Books, 2009), Death Masks (Papaveria Press, 2012) and DESERT SONGS (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2012). Her poetry and fiction have appeared online and in print in a number of publications, including Cabinet des Fees, Helix, Jabberwocky, Mythic, Mythic Delirium, The Seventh Quarry, and Star*Line. In addition to the Bram Stoker Award, she has been nominated for the Rhysling Award and short listed for the Gaylaxtic Spectrum Award for her anthology, Sleeping Beauty, Indeed (Torquere Press, 2006) and her short story "Were." She is also the editor of numerous anthologies. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida, with her partner, an ever-expanding library, and a gloriously orange tabby cat, Oscar.

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