Review of The Woman Who Loved the Moon and other stories

My review from The Short Review, of Elizabeth A Lynn’s ‘The Woman Who Loved the Moon’.

The Short Review

The Woman Who Loved the Moon and other stories

by Elizabeth A. Lynn

Berkley Fantasy (Now part of Penguin US), 1981

Reviewed by Cherry Potts

“I need your skills, and your strength. I need your knowledge of men. I need your guile, my traitor, and your deceit” (Wizard’s Domain)

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I first read this collection when it was originally published back in 1981, an important year for me, coming out and on the lookout for (to be honest, any) books that were positive about lesbians. As a convinced fantasy enthusiast I fell on the work of Elizabeth A Lynn with delight. Thirty plus years later (long enough to have forgotten all but the general shape of the stories with the exception of the title story which haunted me for years), these stories have worn well, although I can see their faults more. Lynn does herself no favours…

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