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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Wonderful, especially the ending. - Goodreads
It's all polemic and very minimal plot. - Goodreads
But aside from the writing style, I grew bored with th - Goodreads
Being a meta lover, I dug Russ's writing style. - Goodreads
Science fiction meets feminist fantasy writing. - Goodreads
As you might expect, this is not a plot book. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

One of the best books I've ever read. Uncomfortable, frenetic, literary, and GODDAMNED MAGNIFICENT. Read full review

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User Review  - David P - Goodreads

Full of Joanna Russ' passion and anger on the subject of feminism, it says a great many relevant and poignant things. It's also disjointed, rambling, and at times downright annoying to read. Read full review

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About the author (1986)

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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