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Women of Wonder V41 Paperback – December 12, 1974

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 285 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage; 1st edition (December 12, 1974)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 039471041X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394710419
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 4.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,509,041 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Luisah Teish on January 2, 2014
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I'm so glad to see that the tradition of women's sci-fi continues to be in print. The book is in good shape.Thanks amazon
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The title may give you a rather large clue that this is a book about females. The editor writes a lengthy analysis of women and roles in science fiction at the beginning, looking at various thinigs - the use of women by Asimov and Heinlein for example, and what they had said about them in person.

Obviously she has chosen stories of a particular type to illustrate what she is on about, given the absence of early writers Catherine Moore and Leigh Brackett and including MacLean, the former being obviously superior talents to the Bradleys, Dormans and Dows etc. as far as short stories go. She does mention them though, but dismisses Brackett as too macho for her, basically, and pointing out more interest in 70s era writers and ongoing as far as her topic is concerned.

This is from the 70s, of course, so people reading this now may see it as belaboring the point rather obviously.

That aside, overall a good anthology, with a few lightweight stories alongside the top class Russ and McIntyre pieces, or Wilhelm.

Women Of Wonder : That Only a Mother - Judith Merril
Women Of Wonder : Contagion - Katherine MacLean
Women Of Wonder : The Wind People - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Women Of Wonder : The Ship Who Sang [short story] - Anne McCaffrey
Women Of Wonder : When I Was Miss Dow - Sonya Dorman
Women Of Wonder : The Food Farm - Kit Reed
Women Of Wonder : Baby You Were Great - Kate Wilhelm
Women Of Wonder : Sex and/or Mr. Morrison - Carol Emshwiller
Women Of Wonder : Vaster Than Empires and More Slow - Ursula K. Le Guin
Women Of Wonder : False Dawn - Chelsea Quinn Yarbro
Women Of Wonder : Nobody's Home - Joanna Russ
Women Of Wonder : Of Mist and Grass and Sand - Vonda N. McIntyre

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