The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction by Justine Larbalestier
(Early Classics of Science Fiction)

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This is an account of the role of women and feminism in the development of American science fiction during its formative years, the mid-20th century.

About Justine Larbalestier

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Justine Larbalestier was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. She is a young-adult fiction author and is best known for the Magic or Madness trilogy: Magic or Madness, Magic Lessons and Magic's Child. Her other works include Liar, How to Ditch Your Fairy, and The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction.
Published June 20, 2002 by Wesleyan. 424 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In Australian academic Larbalestier's first book, a critical study of American SF's formative years, 1926 to 1973, some gobbets of original and entertaining insight glitter through the viscous prose, but glimpsing them requires slogging through thickets of abstractions bristling with parenthetica...

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Addressing the questions of whether women belonged in SF stories and whether they could write them (without turning them into sentimental “soft” SF), Larbalestier examines the Tiptree Award, presented to SF or fantasy authors whose books explore and expand gender roles.

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The Australian scholar Larbalestier draws from the disciplines of literary study, linguistics, feminism, biography, and sociology as well as cultural studies to trace the history of gender conflict in U.S. science fiction from the time when science fiction was first reified as a genre—1926—throug...

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