Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The New Women of Wonder” as Want to Read:
The New Women of Wonder
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The New Women of Wonder (Women of Wonder)

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  96 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This anthology contains:

Introduction (1977) by Pamela Sargent
View From The Moon Station (1977) by Sonya Dorman
Screwtop (1976) by Vonda N. McIntyre
The Warlord of Saturn's Moons (1974) by Eleanor Arnason
The Triumphant Head (1970) by Josephine Saxton
The Heat Death of The Universe (1967) by Pamela Zoline
Songs of War (1974) by Kit Reed
The Women Men Don't See (1973) by James Tip
Paperback, 363 pages
Published January 12th 1978 by Vintage (first published 1977)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The New Women of Wonder, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The New Women of Wonder

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Apr 02, 2010 rated it it was ok
Eh. I remember reading this years ago and enjoying the stories, but, in reading them again now, they didn't impress me much.

Notable stories include:
Screwtop (1974) by Vonda N. McIntyre | Musings on a prison planet largely dwell on getting of it; this story is unique in the POV character's focus on getting her friends and lovers off it instead of herself. The story was quite interesting, but rather choppy and undeveloped. It reads like the introduction to a novel and, as far as I know, has never
Steve Stuart
Jan 25, 2015 rated it liked it
An interesting snapshot of feminism through the lens of late 70's sci fi. To get a story in this volume (the third of a series), you needed to be a female writer (although a male pen name is okay), with a story that challenges traditional gender roles in some way, either explicitly or implicitly.

So there are stories of parthenogenic societies (Joanna Russ's "When It Changed") and alien female assassins (Joan D. Vinge's "Eyes of Amber"). But there are also stories of traditional housewives who l
Lisa H.
Oct 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sf, feminist, fantasy
Some real classics here, particularly Joanna Russ's "When It Changed." Pamela Sargent's intro gives a good overview of what was going on in SF at the time (1970s), but can be skipped w/o any loss of appreciation of the contents.

The first story, "Screwtop", was probably my favorite of the collection. It read like it could have been part of a larger work - like there had been other stories set in the same world, or featuring the same main character, but thus far I haven't found any related works.
Jan 27, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: short-stories, 2008
I didn't enjoy this as much as the other Women of Wonder compilations (I especially don't like Vonda McIntyre), but there were some good stories in here ("The Heat Death of the Universe", "When it Changed", "The Women Men Don't See", and "Eyes of Amber"). However, you can find those stories in a lot of other compilations, so unless you're going for a complete collection, I'd recommend reading the outstanding Women of Wonder, More Women of Wonder, and Women of Wonder: The Classic Years.
Nov 18, 2013 rated it liked it
Reviewed on SF Mistressworks:
Jun 30, 2013 marked it as own
ISFDB 44610. OCLC 264966393. LCCN 77076577.
rated it really liked it
Sep 11, 2016
rated it liked it
Jun 20, 2016
Dodie Reed
rated it really liked it
Oct 28, 2011
rated it it was amazing
Feb 16, 2008
Mike Peters
rated it it was amazing
Jul 07, 2010
rated it liked it
Jul 19, 2012
Oliver Optic
rated it really liked it
Jun 11, 2013
Moira Russell
rated it really liked it
Dec 19, 2009
rated it really liked it
Sep 09, 2012
Mona B
rated it really liked it
Nov 27, 2012
rated it really liked it
Jan 14, 2012
rated it it was ok
Apr 01, 2016
rated it liked it
Nov 14, 2008
rated it really liked it
Nov 26, 2014
rated it it was ok
Nov 19, 2016
Franklin  Hummel
rated it it was amazing
Jul 15, 2014
rated it liked it
Dec 14, 2014
Dawn Clemens
rated it it was amazing
Feb 12, 2017
rated it liked it
Feb 01, 2009
Deanna Mchugh
rated it really liked it
Dec 01, 2012
rated it it was amazing
Jan 10, 2012
Mary Duvall
rated it really liked it
Nov 11, 2014
Katie King
rated it it was amazing
Dec 30, 2011
Betsy Schwartz
rated it really liked it
Jan 31, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Rod Serling's Night Gallery
  • Year's Best SF 2
  • Famous Science-Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space
  • Ten Thousand Light-Years From Home
  • The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection
  • Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction
  • The People: No Different Flesh (The People)
  • The Judas Rose (Native Tongue #2)
  • Fun with Your New Head
  • Dangerous Visions 3
  • Strangely Enough
  • To Write Like a Woman: Essays in Feminism and Science Fiction
  • White Queen (White Queen, #1)
  • Sultana's Dream: And Selections from The Secluded Ones
  • The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1: Sex, the Future, & Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pamela Sargent has won the Nebula Award, the Locus Award, and has been a finalist for the Hugo Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Sidewise Award for alternate history. In 2012, she was honored with the Pilgrim Award by the Science Fiction Research Association for lifetime achievement in science fiction scholarship. She is the author of the novels Cloned Lives, The Sudden Star, Wa ...more
More about Pamela Sargent...

Other Books in the Series

Women of Wonder (5 books)
  • Women of Wonder: Science-Fiction Stories by Women about Women
  • Women of Wonder, the Classic Years: Science Fiction by Women from the 1940s to the 1970s
  • Women of Wonder, the Contemporary Years: Science Fiction by Women from the 1970s to the 1990s
  • More Women of Wonder: Science Fiction Novelettes by Women About Women

Share This Book