Sisters of the revolution : a feminist speculative fiction anthology
|Format:||Print Book 2015|
|Availability:||Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies|
Sisters of the Revolution gathers a highly curated selection of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more) chosen by one of the most respected editorial teams in speculative literature today, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Including stories from the 1970s to the present day, the collection seeks to expand the conversation about feminism while engaging the reader in a wealth of imaginative ideas.
From the literary heft of Angela Carter to the searing power of Octavia Butler, Sisters of the Revolution gathers daring examples of speculative fiction's engagement with feminism. Dark, satirical stories such as Eileen Gunn's "Stable Strategies for Middle Management" and the disturbing horror of James Tiptree Jr.'s "The Screwfly Solution" reveal the charged intensity at work in the field. Including new, emerging voices like Nnedi Okorafor and featuring international contributions from Angelica Gorodischer and many more, Sisters of the Revolution seeks to expand the ideas of both contemporary fiction and feminism to new fronts. Moving from the fantastic to the futuristic, the subtle to the surreal, these stories will provoke thoughts and emotions about feminism like no other book available today.
Contributors include: Angela Carter, Angelica Gorodischer, Anne Richter, Carol Emshwiller, Catherynne M. Valente, Eileen Gunn, Eleanor Arnason, Elizabeth Vonarburg, Hiromi Goto, James Tiptree Jr., Joanna Russ, Karin Tidbeck, Kelley Eskridge, Kelly Barnhill, Kit Reed, L. Timmel Duchamp, Leena Krohn, Leonora Carrington, Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, Octavia Butler, Pamela Sargent, Pat Murphy, Rachel Swirsky, Rose Lemberg, Susan Palwick, Tanith Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Vandana Singh.
ContentsThe forbidden words of Margaret A. / L. Timmel Duchamp
My flannel knickers / Leonora Carrington
The mothers of Shark Island / Kit Reed
The palm tree bandit / Nnedi Okorafor
The grammarian's five daughters / Eleanor Arnason
And Salome danced / Kelley Eskridge
The perfect married woman / Angélica Gorodischer
The glass bottle trick / Nalo Hopkinson
Their mother's tears : the fourth letter / Leena Krohn
The screwfly solution / James Tiptree, Jr.
Seven losses of na Re / Rose Lemberg
The evening and the morning and the night / Octavia E. Butler
The sleep of plants / Anne Richter
The men who live in trees / Kelly Barnhill
Tales from the breast / Hiromi Goto
The Fall River axe murders / Angela Carter
Love and sex among the invertebrates / Pat Murphy
When it changed / Joanna Russ
The woman who thought she was a planet / Vandana Singh
Gestella / Susan Palwick
Boys / Carol Emshwiller
Stable strategies for middle management / Eileen Gunn
Northern chess / Tanith Lee
Aunts / Karin Tidbeck
Sur / Ursula K. Le Guinn
Fears / Pamela Sargent
Detours on the way to nothing / Rachel Swirsky
Thirteen ways of looking at space/time / Catherynne M. Valente
Home by the sea / Élisabeth Vonaburg.
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|Publisher|| Oakland, CA :PM Press,2015
VanderMeer, Jeff, editor.
341 pages ; 23 cm