Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century / Edition 1

by Justine Larbalestier
     
 

ISBN-10: 0819566764

ISBN-13: 9780819566768

Pub. Date: 05/22/2006

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819566768
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
05/22/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Story: "The Fate of the Poesidonia" – Clare Winger Harris (1927)
Essay: Illicit Reproduction: Clare Winger Harris's "The Fate of the Poiseidonia" – Jane Donawerth
Story: "The Conquest of Gola" – Leslie F. Stone (1931)
Essay: The Conquest of Gernsback: Leslie F. Stone and the Subversion of Science Fiction Tropes – Brian Attebery
Story: "Created He Them" by Alice Eleanor Jones (1955)
Essay: From Ladies' Home Journal to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction: 1950s SF, The Offbeat Romance Story, and the Case of Alice Eleanor Jones – Lisa Yaszek
Story: "No Light in the Window" – Kate Wilhelm (1963)
Essay: Cold War Masculinity In The Early Work Of Kate Wilhelm – Josh Lukin
Story: "The Heat Death of the Universe" – Pamela Zoline (1967)
Essay: A Space of Her Own: Pamela Zoline’s "The Heat Death of the Universe" –Mary Papke
Story: "And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill Side" – James Tiptree, Jr. (1972)
Essay: (Re)Reading James Tiptree Jr.'s "And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill Side" – Wendy Pearson
Story: "Wives" –Lisa Tuttle (1976)
Essay: The Universal Wife: Exploring 1970s Feminism with Lisa Tuttle's "Wives" —Cathy Hawkins
Story: "The Evening and the Morning and the Night" – Octavia Butler (1987)
Essay –Andrea Hairston
Story: "Rachel in Love" –Pat Murphy (1987) Essay: Simians, Cyborgs and Women in "Rachel in Love" –Joan Haran
Story: "Balinese Dancer" – Gwyneth Jones (1997)
Essay: "Prefutural Tension": Gwyneth Jones's Gradual Apocalypse –Veronica Hollinger
Story: "What I Didn't See" –Karen Joy Fowler 2002
Essay: Something Rich and Strange: Karen Joy Fowler's "What I Didn't See" –L. Timmel Duchamp
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