Alanya to Alanya (Marq’ssan Cycle #1)
This was a fru...more
Parts of the world Duchamp built were difficult for me to fully buy into, in part be...more
It's still a compulsive, highly absorbing read. It's very political, so you must have a fairly high tolerance of p...more
It's like watching a movie of all your more subtly humiliating moments of contemptible treatment at the loving or indifferent hands of the men in your life, articulated in such a precise way as to allow you to recognize it for what it was, yourself. That's an...more
Feminist science fiction from the mid-80s. Feminist space aliens show up to a 2076 globe oppressed by rigid class domination. Better than many other similarly-plotted 70s classics (think Daughters of a Choral Dawn, one of my cheesy favorites. It's sophisticated, well-written, with a gripping, complex protagonist. But its race politics are non-existent (pathetic) and it doesn't really measure up to the brilliance and sophistication of L. Timmel Duchamp's brilliant, more contemporary short stories...more
The main characters were all frustrating, the author ignored a lot of interesting topics she only hinted at, and it was very 2nd Wave Feminism. Every male character was evil. That, and way too many female characters actually *f...more
Think Galactic selection for April.