Dreams and Swords by Katherine V. Forrest.


Dreams and Swords is not only the perfect introduction to Katherine V. Forrest’s work—it is also a delicious treat for her legion of fans.


“A pioneer in lesbian literature . . . a believer in the power of stories.” —Lambda Book Report

Once upon a time, we were all children, and short stories taught us how to read fiction. In the hands of a true storyteller, they can still take us back to the very heart of why we love to read—and Katherine V. Forrest is one of those true storytellers.

This collection of her short stories showcases the brilliance of her gift, displaying the scope of her imagination and the range of her voice. From the erotic speculation of “O Captain, My Captain” to the incisive investigation of homicide detective Kate Delafield; from moral dilemma to chilling horror; from peril to passion, Forrest takes us across the vivid landscapes of her remarkable mind. A writer who has inspired both writers and readers, Forrest demonstrates her breathtaking versatility.

Originally published in 1987, Dreams and Swords is not only the perfect introduction to her work—it’s also a delicious treat for her legions of fans.

KATHERINE V. FORREST is the groundbreaking author of Curious Wine, the Kate Delafi eld mystery series, and the Daughters science fiction series. She is a recipient of Lambda Literary’s Pioneer Award, the Publishing Triangle’s Bill Whitehead Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Trailblazer Award. She also was awarded the Alice B Medal for her outstanding body of work and is the winner of five Lambda Literary Awards.

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