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Daughters of Earth by Justine Larbalestier
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Sep 04, 2012

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bookshelves: 2012, science-fiction, short-stories, lit-crit, gender, feminism
Read from September 04 to 11, 2012

My reactions to these stories were occasionally, "Is this really science fiction?" and occasionally, "I wouldn't call that feminist!" But that's one of the great things about an anthology that spans a century of social change, scifi, and feminist theory. Still my favorites were almost all at the end with the more recent writers. Standouts for me were "Wives" by Lisa Tuttle and "The Evening and the Morning and the Night" by Octavia Butler. (I really have to read more Butler.) I've seen some complaints that there were omissions, but as I've read Le Guin, but almost none of the others, I was happy to see a variety of authors.

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message 1: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Wheeler This looks interesting.

Andrea It's from your collection. :)

message 3: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Wheeler I should check it out when you're done. :)

message 4: by Morgan (new)

Morgan Octavia Butler is my favorite science fiction writer. You should absolutely read more of her :)

message 5: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Wheeler I saw where you added Kindred to your to-be-read books -- I love that book.

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