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A New Species: Gender and Science in Science Fiction
This fascinating study is the first to examine the history of gender and science fiction and the first to discuss science fiction pulp magazines' images of women as well as postmodernism and feminist science fiction. Robin Roberts begins with Shelley's Frankenstein, in which a female alien appears, and continues through H.G. Wells, the 1950s pulp SF magazines, Doris Lessin...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by University of Illinois Press
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Robin was a good friend of mine when I was at LSU in the early 90s. She was always very kind and encouraging, and I was really proud to be there when this book-her first-was accepted. It's a really interesting study of representations of women in sci-fi, which is Robin's speciality. (Check out her new bio of Anne McCaffrey). I had never heard of many of the books she discusses at the time, but this book made me want to read them. There are also great reproductions of pulp covers. I didn't really...more