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Daughters of Earth
Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century
Justine Larbalestier, ed.

2006 • 424 pp. 6 illus. 6 x 9"
Science Fiction / Women's Studies

$29.95 Paperback, 978-0-8195-6676-8

"...(R)eally good stories, some of which have been out of print for decades. While the essays offer content and history, you’ll look to this volume for the storytelling, first and foremost: If you’re going to read about big ideas, you might as well enjoy it.”—Sara Sklaroff, The Washington Post

The best of women’s science fiction and feminist theory together in one volume

Women’s contributions to science fiction over the past century have been lasting and important, but critical work in the field has only just begun to explore its full range. Justine Larbalestier has collected 11 key stories—many of them not easily found, and all of them powerful and provocative—and sets them alongside 11 new essays, written by top scholars and critics, that explore the stories’ contexts, meanings, and theoretical implications. The resulting dialogue is one of enormous significance to critical scholarship in science fiction, and to understanding the role of feminism in its development. Organized chronologically, this anthology creates a new canon of feminist science fiction and examines the theory that addresses it. Daughters of Earth is an ideal overview for students and general readers.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Eleven excellent stories—some barely known, others already classics—with accompanying essays that will inspire you to read more. A wonderful introduction to the richness of feminist science fiction.” —Sarah LeFanu, author of In the Chinks of the World Machine

“This collection not only sets new critical standards for all of us to aspire to in our scholarship, but also sets new stylistic standards for us to aspire to in our critical prose.”—Brooks Landon, Professor and Chair, English Department, University of Iowa

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Justine Larbalestier is the author of The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction (2002) and the young adult novel Magic or Madness (2005), and an honorary associate in the School of English, Art History, Film and Media at the University of Sydney. She makes extended visits to New York City.

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