Earthsong: Native Tongue III

Earthsong: Native Tongue III

by Suzette Haden Elgin
     
 

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An instant cult classic upon first publication, Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue trilogy has earned wide critical acclaim, shocking and captivating a loyal readership among science fiction and women's literature audiences alike. In Earthsong, the trilogy's long-awaited finale, the interplanetary Consortium has decided to abandon the incorrigibly

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An instant cult classic upon first publication, Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue trilogy has earned wide critical acclaim, shocking and captivating a loyal readership among science fiction and women's literature audiences alike. In Earthsong, the trilogy's long-awaited finale, the interplanetary Consortium has decided to abandon the incorrigibly violent Earth to economic and ecological disaster. As the Consortium prepares to euthanize the diseased planet, the women of the Lines are offered one last chance to change the men's destructive behavior and cancel the planet's annihilation.

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"Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue trilogy, a classic text of angry feminism, is also an exemplary experiment in speculative fiction, deftly and implacably pursuing both a scientific hypothesis and an ideological hypothesis through all their social, moral, and emotional implications."
Ursula K. Le Guin, author of The Left Hand of Darkness

"I urge [the Native Tongue trilogy] upon you. . . . Elgin has carried current [views] on women to their 'logical' conclusion. . . . She takes up everything from religion to sex. Above all, she understands that until women find the words and syntax for what they need to say, they will never say it, nor will the world hear it."
Women's Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558614048
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Series:
Native Tongue Trilogy
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Suzette Haden Elgin (born Patricia Anne Wilkins; 1936 – 2015) is an American science fiction author. She founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association, and is considered an important figure in the field of science fiction constructed languages. Elgin was also a linguist; she published non-fiction, of which the best-known is the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense series.

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