Shore of Women

Shore of Women


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Shore of Women by Pamela Sargent

"A cautionary tale, well-written, with excellent character characterization, a fine love story, as well as much food for elegant science fiction novel." -Ann McCaffrey

This classic work of feminist science fiction finds the world reordered. Following a nuclear holocaust, women have used advanced technology to expel men from their cities, bringing them back only for purposes of loveless reproduction under the guise of powerful goddesses. When one young woman, Birana, questions her society's deception, she finds herself exiled amongst the very men she has been taught to scorn. As Birana and her reluctant male protector Arvil grow closer, their feelings for each other just might mend their fractured world-if they somehow manage to survive.

"Pamela Sargent gives meticulous attention to a believable scenario....a captivating tale both from the aspect of the lessons that the author tries to impart and from the skills she has used to tell it." -The Rocky Mountain News

"How many perfect science fiction novels have I read? Not many. There are at most three or four such works in a decade. Pamela Sargent's THE SHORE OF WOMEN is one of the few perfect novels of the 1980s....Her story of a woman exiled from a safe high-tech city of women, the man ordered by the gods to kill her, and their search for a place of safety, is powerful, beautiful, and true." -The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932100365
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Pamela Sargent is the author of Child of Venus and Venus of Dreams and the editor of Women of Wonder, The Contemporary Years, a collection of science fiction written by women. One of her short stories was also recently dramatized on the television series Tales from the Darkside. She lives in Albany, New York. Anne McCaffrey is the author of more than 60 novels, including the The Ship Who Sang, The Rowan, and titles in the Dragonriders of Pern series. Among the awards she has received are the Margaret A. Edwards award for lifetime achievement and the Gandalf, Hugo, Nebula, and Skylark awards.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book from my local library many, MANY years ago - it was newly released. I devoured it! The story grabs hold of you and doesn't let go. Seargent's characters are very real, you get emotionally involved with them, their beliefs and their relationships. This story also portrays gender biases/sexism in a new and very provocative light. This is an excellent read and I'm planning on adding it to my library so I can read over and over again.