The Steerswoman

Mass Market Paperback, 279 pages

English language

Published Aug. 13, 1989 by Del Rey.

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The Steerswoman is the first novel in the Steerswoman series. Steerswomen, and a very few Steersmen, are members of an order dedicated to discovering and disseminating knowledge. Although they are foremost navigators of the high seas, Steerswomen are also explorers and cartographers upon land as well as sea. With one exception, they are pledged to always answer any question put to them with as truthful a response as is possible within their own limitations. However, they also require anyone of whom they ask questions to respond in the same manner, upon penalty of the Steerswomen's ban; those under the ban do not receive answers from the steerswomen.

2 editions

promising start and pace

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Content warning for some reason the slow steady conceptual reveal here wants to be hidden, but no plot spoilers


  • Fantasy - General
  • Science Fiction - General
  • Fiction / Science Fiction / General
  • American First Novelists
  • American Science Fiction And Fantasy
  • Fiction - Fantasy
  • Science Fiction