Daughters of Earth

Daughters of Earth

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Women's contributions to science fiction over the past century have been lasting and important, but critical work in the field has only just begun to explore its full range. Justine Larbalestier has collected 11 key stories-many of them not easily found, and all of them powerful and provocative-and sets them alongside 11 new essays, written by top scholars and critics, that explore the stories' contexts, meanings, and theoretical implications. The resulting dialogue is one of enormous significance to critical scholarship in science fiction, and to understanding the role of feminism in its development. Organized chronologically, this anthology creates a new canon of feminist science fiction and examines the theory that addresses it. Daughters of Earth is an ideal overview for students and general readers.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 424 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 27.18mm | 580.6g
  • Wesleyan University Press
  • Hanover, United States
  • English
  • 6 illus.
  • 0819566764
  • 9780819566768
  • 537,582

Table of contents

"The Fate of the Poesidoni" by Clare Winger Harris (essay by Jane Donawerth); "The Conquest of Gola" by Leslie F. Stone (essay by Brian Attebery); "Created He Them" by Alice Eleanor Jones (essay by Lisa Yaszak); "No Light in the Window" by Kate Wilhelm (essay by Josh Lukin); "The Heat Death of the Universe" by Pamela Zoline (essay by Mary Papke); "And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill Side" by James Tiptree, Jr. (essay by Wendy Pearson); "Wives" by Lisa Tuttle (essay by Justine Larbalestier); "The Evening and the Morning and the Night" by Octavia Butler (esay by Andrea Hairston); "Rachel in Love" by Pat Murphy (essay by Joan Haran); "Balinese Dancer" by Gwyneth Jones (essay by Veronica Hollinger); "What I Didn't See" by Karen Joy Fowler (essay by L. Timmel Duchamp).
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Review quote

..".(R)eally good stories, some of which have been out of print for decades. While the essays offer content and history, you'll look to this volume for the storytelling, first and foremost: If you're going to read about big ideas, you might as well enjoy it."--Sara Sklaroff, The Washington Post
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About Justine Larbalestier

Justine Larbalestier is the author of The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction (2002) and the young adult novel Magic or Madness (2005), and an honorary associate in the School of English, Art History, Film and Media at the University of Sydney. She makes extended visits to New York City.
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