The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction
Publish date: June 20th 2002
Pages no: 424
Edition language: English
The past few years there's been much discussion of the absence/decline in numbers of women published or winning awards in SF. So many arguments - "The stories are judged with no attention paid to gender". "Women just don't write SF." "Men just write better SF." It's a strange argument to listen ...
I read the introduction, then skimmed bits of the rest. I wanted it as context for Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century, but I disagree (very mildly) with its very premise, that is, the construction--indeed, explicit reification--of a battle-of-the-sexes subgenre. So...