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Gregg Press, 1978 - Fiction - 170 pages
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In this dismal novella, seven adults and a petulant child crash-land on an unknown planet, far from civilization, and must face their rapidly-approaching fates. Neither cheery nor uplifting, this ... Read full review

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When their ship explodes a small group of survivors are stranded on an unknown planet without any means of rescue. In this we have a bunch of optimists who plan to colonize the planet (by any means ... 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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