where no man has gone before. women and science fiction
where no man has gone before. women and science fiction edited by Lucie Armitt
A collection of original essays by women readers, writers, and critics of science fiction. From Mary Shelley onwards, women writers have played a central role in the shaping and reshaping of science fiction, irrespective of its undeniably patriarchal image. Through a combination of essays on the work of writers such as Doris Lessing and Ursala Le Guin (whose influence upon SF has already been acknowledged as central), with others on still-neglected writers such as Katherine Burdekin and C. L. Moore and a wealth of contemporaries including Suzette Elgin, Gwyneth Jones, Maureen Duffy and Josephine Saxton, this anthology takes a step towrds redressing the balance.