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At the Seventh Level (Coyote Jones Series #3)

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Coyote Jones had never heard of Abba until he was assigned there. It was a remotely beautiful world, but one which had been admitted to the society of civilized planets only after had made concessions on its degrading treatment of women. Until then, women were considered as not human, as a sort of necessary beast, but not more.

The concessions had been slight - but as a res
Paperback, 142 pages
Published June 1st 1972 by DAW (first published 1972)
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Althea Ann
I picked up this 1972 paperback because, from the back cover, it purported to be an early feminist SF novel, with comparisons made to Delaney and Zelazny. Sounded interesting.
However, as far as the feminism went – I had a hard time believing that this book was even written by a woman. I looked up Elgin online, and yes, she is a real woman, and known as a feminist. She wrote this book as one of several to make money to put herself through grad school as a linguist. Not only has she published quit
Reminds me of a cross between Stranger In A Strange Land and A Handmaid's Tale.
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Suzette Haden Elgin 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 is also a linguist; she publishes non-fiction, of which the best-known is the Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense series.

Born in 1936 in Missouri, Elgin attended the University of California,
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Coyote Jones Series (5 books)
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