The Adventures of Alyx

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Baen Pub., 1986 - Fiction - 270 pages
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Alyx, a warrior and assassin, accepts a job as bodyguard, sails with Blackbeard, works for a sorcerer and acts as a Trans-Temp agent in a future commercial war

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The cover of my paperback copy of The Adventures of Alyx features a woman, an odd, child-faced, red-headed magician, and a spaceship; the back has a short synopsis of a trashy space opera plot. Both ... Read full review

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No, I did not misspell my own name (although someone at work did yesterday...) - Joanna Russ called her character Alyx, and I have finally read the collection of four short stories + one novella about ... Read full review


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Joanna Russ was born in New York City on February 22, 1937. She received a degree in English from Cornell University in 1957 and a MFA in playwriting from the Yale Drama School in 1960. She taught at various colleges and universities during her lifetime including a long stint at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was a critic and science fiction writer best known for books of criticism such as The Female Man (1975) and How to Suppress Women's Writing (1984) as well as the novel And Chaos Died (1970). She died on April 29, 2011 at the age of 74.

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