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Wisdom like the bitterness of stars

She Walks in Shadows

 Edited by Silvia Moreno-Garcia & Paula R. Stiles 

29 Nov, 2016

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2015’s SheWalks in Shadows  (published by Prime under the less evocative but also less ambiguoustitle Cthulhu’sDaughters: Stories of Lovecraftian Horror )was compiled by editors Silvia Moreno-Garcia and Paula R. Stiles. Thetheme of the collection:

Thepresent volume assembles stories about women, by women. Why anall-woman volume? The first spark was the notion, among some fans ofthe Lovecraft Mythos, that women do not like to write in thiscategory, that they can’t writein this category. […] We hope this anthology will help to dispelsuch notions.

It’salways a mistake to think that the mere existence of an anthologyfilled with cosmic horror stories will dispel delusions rooted inknuckle-dragging prejudice. Still, despite the generally troglodyticnature of the Lovecraft community, this anthology won a World FantasyAward in 2015.

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