The Female Man

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Beacon Press, 1986 - Fiction - 213 pages
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Living in an altered past that never saw the end of the Great Depression, Jeannine, a librarian, is waiting to be married. Joanna lives in a different version of reality: she's a 1970s feminist trying to succeed in a man's world. Janet is from Whileaway, a utopian earth where only women exist. And Jael is a warrior with steel teeth and catlike retractable claws, from an earth with separate-and warring-female and male societies. When these four women meet, the results are startling, outrageous, and subversive.

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A load of boring garbage. I love science fiction and I was excited to read this, and awfully disappointed when I absolutely hated it. It was an utter bore. The narrative could not captivate me ... Read full review

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Did I never add this book to goodreads?! Oh, that's right: I read it about a year and a half ago and had so many things to say I got overwhelmed about writing them down. This book is difficult: I mean ... Read full review

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Nebula and Hugo Award winner Joanna Russ is the author of The Adventures of Alyx, Extra(Ordinary) People, and To Write Like a Woman, among many other books.

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