Crossing Streams – Opening Eyes — Part Two

Ugh. I promised last week that I would start posting some of the fantastic answers from the entries I’ve been getting for the Crossing the Streams contest, but last week clubbed me over the head and took my lunch money and I didn’t have a chance to get around to it. I’m finally recovered, so let’s continue, shall we? As I said earlier, I’m familiar with some of the authors and heroines mentioned, but many of the entries have opened my eyes to books I’d missed or dismissed, and my to-be-read pile is piling up with each new entry.

(A note to everyone who entered the contest. Just because your entry is posted here doesn’t mean you’ve won. And just because it isn’t doesn’t mean you’ve lost. Every single entry is still in the running.)

(A note to everyone who hasn’t entered the contest. It runs ’til the end of February. Still plenty of time to enter!)

Right then, here are three more:

My favorite heroine would have to be “Lady” from the The Chronicles of the Black Company by Glen Cook. One of the most powerful magic wielders in any genre. She basically gives up her powers to keep her demi-god-like abusive murderous husband in his grave. Then takes up with the Company surgeon and chronicler  . She then rises through the ranks gaining the respect of the men to become one of the Company leaders. Being a 19 year veteran, this series of books and characters really hits it for me. I have met so many folks that actually reminds me of these characters, including Lady, and I know how hard it is for a female to rise through the ranks and garner the respect that she does.

Philip & Kathleen

My favorite scifi heroine has been Lucy Pevensie for as long as I can remember.  I like her because she’s never afraid to jump right in and make friends with Amazing Things.  She’s a true heroine, for me.


My favorite Scifi/fantasy heroine has and always will be Moreta from “Moreta, Dragonlady of Pern” by Anne McCaffery.  I found that book, without having read any of the other Pern books, at a time in my life when I was feeling overwhelmed by things that I couldn’t control.  To read a story about a woman who took matters into her own hands and solved her problems, even at the cost of her own life, was very moving and helpful at that rough point in my life.


More tomorrow!

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Date: Tuesday, 21. February 2012 23:12
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