Set in America ten years after the Second American Revolution, Born In Flames is a comic fantasy of female rebellion. When Adelaide Norris, the founder of the Woman's Army, is mysteriously killed, a seemingly impossible coalition of women- crossing all lines of race, class, and sexual preference- emerges to blow the System apart. In a series of thrilling and often humorous encounters between groups of women ranging from militant black lesbians to white punk feminist musicians, Born in Flames covers a wide range of radical feminist ideas.
Part Sci-Fi Fantasy, Part Feminist Adventure Story! --Philadelphia Enquirer
Thrilling, explosive... still potent after all these years. --Paper Magazine
By turns humorous, satirical and deadly earnest... a still-potent artifact of political commitment. --LA Weekly