Spaceballs

Ultimately, Merril and Larbalestier arrive at the same conclusion, albeit one from the trench-level perspective of the artist-practitioner, and one from the lofty post of the academic-observer. To the extent that SF texts continue to have deep, intertextual conversations about gender roles that seldom take place in other mediums, SF-nal discourse remains one of the best propaganda tools any peace-loving gender warrior could ask for.


Other book reviews this week:

Amazon woman of the moon: science fiction journeywoman Judith Merril
photo: Courtesy Between The Lines
Amazon woman of the moon: science fiction journeywoman Judith Merril

Details

The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction
By Justine Larbalestier
Wesleyan, 295 pp., $19.95 paper
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Better to Have Loved: The Life of Judith Merril
By Judith Merril and Emily Pohl-Weary
Between the Lines, 282 pp., $29.95 paper
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Lisa Kennedy on Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination by Robin D.G. Kelley

David Mills on Translating Mo'um by Cathy Park Hong

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