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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 weeks ago
It's a great question isn't it (and one I don't remember C.S. Lewis posing!) but I guess the 'kind of society' would be a ruling class one, whereas I doubt whether the same freedoms and female agency would be envisaged or countenanced for the rest of society. While the female in what Lewis saw as th...
Libromancer's Apprentice
Libromancer's Apprentice rated it 2 years ago
Somehow I made it into my 30's without ever really being aware of James Tiptree, Jr. I don't know how this occurred, especially since now I'm realizing how many authors I love have won the James Tiptree, Jr literary award. Alice Sheldon, best known in the literary world as James Tiptree, Jr, led a...
brokenbiscuits rated it 3 years ago
Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham It has been quite a few years since I read this novel, but I thought it was absolutely terrific and I remember it vividly. The story opens when the main character Philip is a lonely young boy with a club foot being raised by his aunt and uncle. As soon as he...
All the Time in the World
All the Time in the World rated it 6 years ago
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 collecti...
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it 7 years ago
Sometimes the worst thing that can happen is to be successful. Because your next thing has to surpass your first success. Just ask the guy who came up with the idea of pet rocks.Ellison probably knows what I am talking about. Dangerous Vision was a raging success. It is still the definitive sci-fi a...
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