We Who Are About To...
A multi-dimensional explosion hurls the starship's few passengers across the galaxies and onto an uncharted barren tundra. With no technical skills and scant supplies, the survivors face a bleak end in an alien world. One brave woman holds the daring answer, but it is the most desperate one possible.
Elegant and electric, We Who Are About To... brings us face to face with our basic assumptions about our will to live. While most of the stranded tourists decide to defy the odds and insist on colonizing the planet and creating life, the narrator decides to practice the art of dying. When she is threatened with compulsory reproduction, she defends herself with lethal force. Originally published in 1977, this is one of the most subtle, complex, and exciting science fiction novels ever written about the attempt to survive a hostile alien environment. It is characteristic of Russ's genius that such a readable novel is also one of her most intellectually intricate.
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The unacceptability of outsiders. The inability of society to accept, discuss, or process perspectives that run sharply against its primary thrust. Not even so much against as just completely oblique ... Read full review
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I really wanted to like this book but it is a piece of absolute sh*t. It doesn't even deserve one star but I can't seem to go lower than that here. This was my second Joanna Russ book after The Female ... Read full review
Waggish: Joanna Russ: We Who Are About To... [Die]
Even if it’s not as insidious as the great masculine traditions of literature, it’s far more blatant and clumsy, and We Who Are About To… is the equally ...
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The Mumpsimus: <i>We Who are About To...</i><br>by Joanna Russ
I sought out a copy of Joanna Russ's We Who are About To... after reading Samuel Delany's comments about the novel in his essay "Shadow and Ash", ...
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Joanna Russ's We Who Are About To… debuted almost thirty years ago. Wesleyan University Press, fortunately, has seen fit to reissue it in a handsome ...
Feminist SFF & Utopia: Reviews: Joanna Russ
In We Who Are About To...(1977), Russ crash-lands a group of tourists on a deserted planet and turns the Robinson Crusoe plot on its head. ...
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 A notable example is her novel, We Who Are About To, a variation on an established science fiction literary trope: a group of space travelers marooned ...
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We Who Are About To (1977) The Two of Them (1978) (Extra)ordinary People (1983, collection) The Zanzibar Cat (1983) Magic Mommas, Trembling Sisters, ...
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For example, he was one of Joanna Russ's publishers, and when he was the editor of Galaxy, he serialized We Who Are About To... -- a novel that was a ...
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We Who Are About To… and The Two of Them (published 1976 and 1978 ... Instead, as Delany points out in his introduction to We Who Are About To…, ...
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