The Swordsmen and Sorcerers' Guild of America (SAGA) is the name of a literary group of Americanfantasy authors active from the 1960s through the 1980s, noted for their contributions to the fantasy subgenre of heroic fantasy or "Sword and Sorcery."The group served as a vehicle for popularizing and promoting the respectability of the subgenre.
Its name notwithstanding, membership was open to women as well as men. Early members were often more celebrated for their science fiction writings than their fantasy, as fantasy as a distinct literary genre was then hardly recognized. Entry to SAGA, however, depended solely on their fantasy credentials. The initial members and the works that formed the basis of their membership were