Ring of Swords

TitleRing of Swords
Year for Search1993
AuthorsArnason, Eleanor [Atwood](b. 1942)
Date Published1993
PublisherTor
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

A difficult book to characterize in that it presents two societies, an extremely well-done alien society, the Hwarhath, where same-sex relations are the norm, and people from a future Earth. Both societies are presented with their good and not-so-good elements. See also 1991 Arnason. Brian Attebery, See “Ring of Swords: A Reappreciation.” New York Review of Science Fiction 16.8 (April 2004): 1, 8-10. Stories about the aliens include The Actors.” Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 66-129. Originally published with the subtitle “A Hwarhath Historical Romance” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 97.6 (579) (December 1999): 105-60; “Dapple: A Hwarhath Historical Romance.” Illus. Steve Cavallo. Asimov’s Science Fiction 23.9 (284) (September 1999): 104-35. Rpt. without the subtitle in Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 130-80; “The Garden: A Hwarhath Science Fictional Romance.” Synergy SF: New Science Fiction. Ed. George Zebrowski (Waterville, ME: Five Star, 2004), 122-81. Rpt. without the subtitle in Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 309-56; “The Gauze Banner.” More Amazing Stories. Ed. Kim Mohan (New York: Tor, 1998), 126-46; rpt. in Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 192-212; “Holmes Sherlock: A Hwarhath Mystery.” Eclipse online (November 12, 2012). http://www. nightshadebooks.com/2012/11/12/holmes-sherlock-a-hwarhath-mystery-by-eleanor-arnason/ rpt. without the subtitle in Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 358-81; “The Hound of Merin.” Xanadu. Ed. Jane Yolen (New York: Tor, 1993), 188-211; rpt. in Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 10-33; “The Lovers.” Illus. Steve Cavallo. Asimov’s Science Fiction 18.8 (218) (July 1994): 136-60. Rpt. in Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 34-65; “Origin Story.” (April 2000). Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 187-91. Originally published in Tales of the Unanticipated, no. 21 (April 2000); “The Potter of Bones” (September 2002).” Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 251-308. Originally published illus. Steve Cavallo in Asimov’s Science Fiction 26.9 (320) (September 2002): 12-47; “The Semen Thief.” Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 213-36. Originally published illus. Carol Heyer in Amazing Stories 68.9 (589) (Winter 1994): 87-94; “The Small Black Box of Morality”. Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 183-86. Originally published in Tales of the Unanticipated, no. 16 (Spring/Summer/Fall 1996); and “The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times”. Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), .237-49. Originally published with the subtitle “A Hwarhath Folk Tale” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 123.1 & 2 (702) (July-August-2012): 134

Info Notes

See Brian Attebery, “Ring of Swords: A Reappreciation.” New York Review of Science Fiction 16.8 (April 2004): 1, 8-10.

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Author Note

Female author (b. 1942)

Full Text

1993 Arnason, Eleanor [Atwood] (b. 1942). Ring of Swords. New York: Tor. PBm

A difficult book to characterize in that it presents two societies, an extremely well-done alien society, the Hwarhath, where same-sex relations are the norm, and people from a future Earth. Both societies are presented with their good and not-so-good elements. See also, 1991 Arnason. See Brian Attebery, ”Ring of Swords: A Reappreciation.” New York Review of Science Fiction 16.8 (April 2004): 1, 8-10. Stories about the aliens include The Actors.” Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 66-129. Originally published with the subtitle “A Hwarhath Historical Romance” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 97.6 (579) (December 1999): 105-60; “Dapple: A Hwarhath Historical Romance.” Illus. Steve Cavallo. Asimov’s Science Fiction 23.9 (284) (September 1999): 104-35. Rpt. without the subtitle in Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 130-80; “The Garden: A Hwarhath Science Fictional Romance.” Synergy SF: New Science Fiction. Ed. George Zebrowski (Waterville, ME: Five Star, 2004), 122-81. Rpt. without the subtitle in Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 309-56; “The Gauze Banner.” More Amazing Stories. Ed. Kim Mohan (New York: Tor, 1998), 126-46; rpt. in Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 192-212; “Holmes Sherlock: A Hwarhath Mystery.” Eclipse online (November 12, 2012). http://www. nightshadebooks.com/2012/11/12/holmes-sherlock-a-hwarhath-mystery-by-eleanor-arnason/ rpt. without the subtitle in Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 358-81; “The Hound of Merin.” Xanadu. Ed. Jane Yolen (New York: Tor, 1993), 188-211; rpt. in Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 10-33; “The Lovers.” Illus. Steve Cavallo. Asimov’s Science Fiction 18.8 (218) (July 1994): 136-60. Rpt. in Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 34-65; “Origin Story.” (April 2000). Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 187-91. Originally published in Tales of the Unanticipated, no. 21 (April 2000); “The Potter of Bones” (September 2002).” Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 251-308. Originally published illus. Steve Cavallo in Asimov’s Science Fiction 26.9 (320) (September 2002): 12-47; “The Semen Thief.” Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 213-36. Originally published illus. Carol Heyer in Amazing Stories 68.9 (589) (Winter 1994): 87-94; “The Small Black Box of Morality”. Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), 183-86. Originally published in Tales of the Unanticipated, no. 16 (Spring/Summer/Fall 1996); and “The Woman Who Fooled Death Five Times”. Hwarhath Stories: Transgressive Tales by Aliens (Seattle, WA: Aqueduct, 2016), .237-49. Originally published with the subtitle “A Hwarhath Folk Tale” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction 123.1 & 2 (702) (July-August-2012): 134