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Memoirs of a Spacewoman by Naomi Mitchison
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Dec 28, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: feministsfcanon, to-reread
Read from May 16 to 20, 2015

Weird and wonderful and instantly added to my to-reread list. It explores a lot and takes the reader to numerous odd places in less than 200 pages. Wow! Some stunning moments.

Notable:This novel about space exploration with a policy of non-interference was published in 1962 (before Star Trek's prime directive).

Quotable: "Occasionally, even, in an attempt to rock personality, young people try the experiment of becoming temporary carnivores. I never did that myself, but then, I am greedy, very much aware of the taste and texture of what I eat. Besides, I think a communications girl would be bound to find it impossible; there is no edible life in Terra which cannot evoke some slight empathy for any of us."
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