Synopses & Reviews
Living in an altered past that never saw the end of the Great Depression, Jeannine, a librarian, is waiting to be married. Joanna lives in a different version of reality: she's a 1970s feminist trying to succeed in a man's world. Janet is from Whileaway, a utopian earth where only women exist. And Jael is a warrior with steel teeth and catlike retractable claws, from an earth with separate-and warring-female and male societies. When these four women meet, the results are startling, outrageous, and subversive.
It's influenced William Gibson, been listed as one of the ten essential works of science fiction, and sold over 100,000 copies. But most important, Joanna Russ's The Female Man is a suspenseful, surprising, and darkly witty chronicle of what happens when Jeannine, Janet, Joanna, and Jael -- four alternate selves from drastically different realities -- meet.
About the Author
Nebula and Hugo Award winner Joanna Russ is the author of The Adventures of Alyx, Extra(Ordinary) People, and To Write Like a Woman, among many other books.