That boat is WAY bigger in the one story it appears in.
The Adventures of Alyx is a 1976 anthology of Science Fantasy
and Feminist Fantasy
short stories and a novella by noted Science Fiction
writer and Feminist Literary Critic Joanna Russ. The books contents were all originally published in the famous "Orbit" anthologies of Damon Knight
. The books stories are all loosely connected by the presence of Alyx, the books heroine, but have little else in common,even Alyx herself is given different characterization in each of the stories.
- The Books Contents Include:
- Bluestocking: (First Published in Orbit 2 in 1967 as "The Adventuress) Alyx is a professional picklock in the city of Ourdh, who is one day hired to help a woman escaped from an Arranged Marriage.
- I Thought She Was Afeard Till She Stroked My Beard: (Published in Orbit 2 in 1967 as "I Gave Her Shack and Sherry")): The story relates Alyx's Origin Story as she escapes from her abusive marriage and becomes a pirate under the employ of the legendary Blackbeard.
- The Barbarian: (First Published in Orbit 3 in 1968) The story takes place once again in Ourdh where Alyx is employed by an Evil Sorcerer who claims to be able to predict the future.
- Picnic On Paradise: (First Published in 1968) Alyx is rescued from near-death by a form of Time Travel and has to help several members of the "Trans-Temporal Authority" cross a harsh alien planet.
- The Second Inquisition: (First Published in 1970 in Orbit 6) The story follows a girl who befriends an extremely odd visitor, who is the granddaughter of Alyx.
A Description of tropes appearing in "The Adventures of Alyx":