The future is female! : 25 classic science fiction stories by women, from pulp pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin

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SF-expert Lisa Yaszek presents the biggest and best survey of the female tradition in American science fiction ever published, a thrilling collection of twenty-five classic tales. From Pulp Era pioneers to New Wave experimentalists, here are over two dozen brilliant writers ripe for discovery and rediscovery, including Leslie F. Stone, Judith Merril, Leigh Brackett, Kit Reed, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree Jr., and Ursula K. Le Guin. Imagining strange worlds and unexpected futures, looking into and beyond new technologies and scientific discoveries, in utopian fantasies and tales of cosmic horror, these women created and shaped speculative fiction as surely as their male counterparts. Their provocative, mind-blowing stories combine to form a thrilling multidimensional voyage of literary-feminist exploration and recovery.
Introduction / Lisa Yaszek
The miracle of the lily / Clare Winger Harris
The conquest of Gola / Leslie F. Stone
The black god's kiss / C. L. Moore
Space episode / Leslie Perri
That only a mother / Judith Merril
In hiding / Wilmar H. Shiras
Contagion / Katherine Maclean
The inhabited men / Margaret St. Clair
Ararat / Zenna Henderson
All cats are gray / Andrew North
Created he them / Alice Eleanor Jones
Mr. Sakrison's halt / Mildred Clingerman
All the colors of the rainbow / Leigh Brackett
Pelt / Carol Emshwiller
Car pool / Rosel George Brown
For sale, reasonable / Elizabeth Mann Borgese
Birth of a gardener / Doris Pitkin Buck
The tunnel ahead / Alice Glaser
The new you / Kit Reed
Another rib / John Jay Wells & Marion Zimmer Bradley
When I was Miss Dow / Sonya Dorman
Baby, you were great / Kate Wilhelm
The barbarian / Joanna Russ
The last flight of Dr. Ain / James Tiptree Jr
Nine lives / Ursula K Le Guin
Biographical notes.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "These 25 distinguished short SF stories from the 1920s to the 1960s evince the important early contributions made to the genre by women authors, who were intrigued by its openness to hitherto unexplored experiences. According to editor Vaszek, women made three major literary contributions to pulp and space-age SF: depth and complexity of emotion, revised gender roles, and sympathetic treatment of alien characters. A concentration on character development appears in Clare Winger Harris's "The Miracle of the Lily" (1928), a thoughtful depiction of a human-alien encounter, and continues throughout the collection, notably in Zenna Henderson's touching and perceptive "Ararat" (1952), which explores "intuition and empathy." Men and women are often shown in reversed stereotypical roles, as in Doris Pitkin Buck's stinging "Birth of a Gardener" (1961), presaging later feminist work portraying the damage stereotypes can cause to both sexes. Valuable short biographical sketches of the authors, some household names and others no longer familiar (including some who wrote under masculine pseudonyms), round out this educational, enjoyable, and significant retrospective of science fiction's foremothers. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Science fiction, American.
Science fiction, American -- Women authors.
Short stories, American.
Science fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher New York, NY :Library of America,2018
Contributors Yaszek, Lisa, 1969- editor.
Language English
Notes "A Library of America special publication."
Description xxi, 530 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 9781598535808
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