Women Writing Science Fiction: The Frankenstein Inheritance explores the relationship between women, science and fiction through an analysis of science fiction written by women from the turn of the century to the mid 1980s.
About the Author
Debra Benita Shaw is Lecturer in English Literature and Critical Theory at the University of North London.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: Women, Science & Fiction
Herland: Charlotte Perkins Gilman & The Literature of the Beehive
Swastika Night: Katherine Burdekin & The Psychology of Scapegoating
'No Woman Born': CL Moore's Dancing Cyborg
'Short in the Chest': Margaret St. Clair & The Revenge of the Housewife Heroine
'Your Haploid Heart': James Tiptree Jr. & Patterns of Gender
Amazons & Aliens: Feminist Separatism & The Future of Knowledge
Body of Glass: Marge Piercy & Sex in Cyberspace
Conclusion: The Frankenstein Inheritance