Sow's Ear - Silk Purse

~ A Short Story by Andre Norton


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Synopsis ~

Feliciana has been betrothed but does not want to be. She hears that the Green Hag has the power to change ones looks. After visiting the Green Hag she finds that you should be very careful what you wish for.

 

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Bibliography of English Editions ~

  • 30th Anniversary DAW: Fantasy Anthology (2002) Edited by Elizabeth R. Wollheim & Sheila E. Gilbert, Published by DAW, HC, 0-756-40070-8, $24.95, 448pg (pgs 1-18) ~ cover by G-Force Design
  • 30th Anniversary DAW: Fantasy Anthology (2002) Edited by Elizabeth R. Wollheim & Sheila E. Gilbert, Published by DAW, PB, 0-756-40138-0, No.1222, $6.99, 448pg (pgs 23-42)~ cover by G-Force Design

Write-up from the back of paperback ~

A Special Celebration - In 1971, veteran paperback editor Donald A. Wollheim left a job he had held for nearly two decades to embark on a venture that would change publishing history. With his wife, Elsie, he founded DAW Books, Inc. a family-owned publishing company, and the first book company ever devoted exclusively to science fiction and fantasy. And now, thirty years and over twelve hundred titles later, DAW remains a small, privately owned company still publishing the best in fantasy and science fiction.

What you hold in your hands is your invitation to DAW's 30th anniversary celebration. The stories in this volume (and its companion science fiction volume) appear in chronological order, based on the first time the author was published by DAW. Thus we are truly honored to begin our fantasy volume with an original story by Andre Norton, author of the very first DAW Book.

Following Andre are stories by world fantasy Award-winning author Michael Shea, and British Fantasy Award-winner Tanith Lee. From historical fantasy by Melanie Rawn, to a slyly humorous autobiographical tale fron Mercedes Lackey, to an evocative and beguiling preview of a new fantasy world from Jennifer Roberson, to a magician's take on split personality from Tanya Huff, to a new Nighfall story from Mickey Zucker Reichert, to a hauntingly memorable novella from Michelle West, and many more, come join the celebration!

Contents
    ix • Introduction (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Elizabeth R. Wollheim [as by Betsy Wollheim ]
    xv • Introduction (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Sheila E. Gilbert [as by Sheila Gilbert ]
    1 • Andre Norton (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Andre Norton
    3 • Sow's Ear—Silk Purse • shortstory by Andre Norton
    19 • Michael Shea (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Michael Shea
    21 • The Rebuke • novelette by Michael Shea
    43 • Tanith Lee (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Elizabeth R. Wollheim [as by Betsy Wollheim ]
    45 • Persian Eyes • novelette by Tanith Lee
    71 • Coronach of the Bell • shortstory by Christopher Stasheff
    83 • Jennifer Roberson (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Elizabeth R. Wollheim [as by Betsy Wollheim ]
    85 • Ending and Beginning • [Karavans] • shortstory by Jennifer Roberson
    101 • Mercedes Lackey (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Elizabeth R. Wollheim [as by Betsy Wollheim ]
    103 • After Midnight • [Valdemar] • shortstory by Mercedes Lackey
    111 • Mickey Zucker Reichert (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Sheila E. Gilbert [as by Sheila Gilbert ]
    113 • Nightfall's Promise • [Legend of Nightfall] • novelette by Mickey Zucker Reichert
    133 • Tanya Huff (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Sheila E. Gilbert [as by Sheila Gilbert ]
    135 • We Two May Meet • [Magdelene] • novelette by Tanya Huff
    163 • Melanie Rawn (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Sheila E. Gilbert [as by Sheila Gilbert ]
    165 • The Sacrifice • shortstory by Melanie Rawn
    181 • Deborah J. Ross (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Elizabeth R. Wollheim [as by Betsy Wollheim ]
    183 • Heart-Healer • novelette by Deborah J. Ross
    203 • Larry Dixon (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Elizabeth R. Wollheim [as by Betsy Wollheim ]
    205 • A Perfect Day in Valdemar • [Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar] • novelette by Larry Dixon
    227 • Irene Radford (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Sheila E. Gilbert [as by Sheila Gilbert ]
    229 • Draconis ex Machina • [The Dragon Nimbus] • shortstory by Irene Radford
    247 • Marjorie B. Kellogg (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Sheila E. Gilbert [as by Sheila Gilbert ]
    249 • The Hamlet • novelette by Marjorie B. Kellogg
    273 • Jane S. Fancher (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Elizabeth R. Wollheim [as by Betsy Wollheim ]
    275 • Moonlover and the Fountain of Blood • novelette by Jane S. Fancher
    299 • Michelle West (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Sheila E. Gilbert [as by Sheila Gilbert ]
    301 • The Memory of Stone • [The Sun Sword] • novella by Michelle West
    361 • Fiona Patton (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Sheila E. Gilbert [as  Sheila Gilbert ]
    363 • The Huntsman • novelette by Fiona Patton
    383 • Kristen Britain (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Elizabeth R. Wollheim [as by Betsy Wollheim ]
    385 • Linked, on the Lake of Souls • shortstory by Kristen Britain
    401 • Lynn Abbey (Fantasy: DAW 30th Anniversary) • essay by Elizabeth R. Wollheim [as by Betsy Wollheim ]
    403 • It's About Squirrels ... • novelette by Lynn Abbey 

 

 

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