Daughters of Earth Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century

ISBN-10: 0819566764
ISBN-13: 9780819566768
Edition: 2006
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 5/22/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

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.

Justine Larbalestier was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She is a young-adult fiction author and is best known for the Magic or Madness trilogy: Magic or Madness, Magic Lessons and Magic's Child. Her other works include Liar, How to Ditch Your Fairy, and The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction.

Introduction
Story: "The Fate of the Poesidonia"
Essay: Illicit Reproduction: Clare Winger Harris's "The Fate of the Poiseidonia"
Story: "The Conquest of Gola"
Essay: The Conquest of Gernsback: Leslie F. Stone and the Subversion of Science Fiction Tropes
Story: "Created He Them"
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
Story: "No Light in the Window"
Essay: Cold War Masculinity In The Early Work Of Kate Wilhelm
Story: "The Heat Death of the Universe"
Essay: A Space of Her Own: Pamela Zoline's "The Heat Death of the Universe"
Story: "And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill Side"
Essay: (Re)Reading James Tiptree Jr.'s "And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill Side"
Story: "Wives"
Essay: The Universal Wife: Exploring 1970s Feminism with Lisa Tuttle's "Wives"
Story: "The Evening and the Morning and the Night"
Essay
Story: "Rachel in Love"
Essay: Simians, Cyborgs and Women in "Rachel in Love"
Story: "Balinese Dancer"
Essay: "Prefutural Tension": Gwyneth Jones's Gradual Apocalypse
Story: "What I Didn't See"
Essay: Something Rich and Strange: Karen Joy Fowler's "What I Didn't See"
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