Citations with the tag: SCIENCE fiction -- Women authors

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  • Woman as Machine in Science Fiction by Women.
    Donawerth, Jane // Extrapolation (Kent State University Press); Fall95, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p210 

    Examines science fiction novels by women that offer portraits of the woman as machine. Includes C.L. Moore's novella `No Woman Born'; Anne McCaffrey's `The Ship Who Sang'; Barbara Paul's `An Exercise for Madmen.'

  • The dawn of a new Lilith: Revisionary mythmaking in women's science fiction.
    Osherow, Michele // NWSA Journal; Spring2000, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p68 

    Focuses on revisioning of the myth of Lilith in science fiction by women authors. Manipulation and recreation of the myth in the books `Fruit of Knowledge,' by C.L. Moore and `Dawn,' by Octavia E. Butler; Impact of the myth of Lilith on male protagonists; Lilith as an innovative feminine image;...

  • Gernsback, His Editors, and Women Writers.
    Davin, Eric Leif // Science Fiction Studies; Nov90, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p418 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to an article about science fiction writer Lilith Lorraine in the July 1990 issue.

  • Untitled.
    Donawerth, Jane // Science Fiction Studies; Nov90, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p420 

    A response by Jane Donawerth to a letter to the editor about her article on the writings of science fiction author Lilith Lorraine in the July 1990 issue is presented.

  • The Borders of Japanese Science Fiction.
    Bolton, Christopher // Science Fiction Studies; Nov2002, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p321 

    This editorial introduces articles in the November 2002 issue of the Science Fiction Studies. Influence of Japanese culture in American science fiction; Historical beginnings of science fiction in Japan; Discussion on Japanese postwar science fiction works; Survey of women science fiction writers.

  • Space, Body, and Aliens in Japanese Women's Science Fiction.
    Mari, Kotani // Science Fiction Studies; Nov2002, Vol. 29 Issue 3, p397 

    Women's sf in Japan contains many depictions and expressions of the body. This paper will focus on three themes in particular in a number of works in order to examine the history of Japanese women's sf: A) The Utopia of Women: Suzuki Izumi ("The World of Women and Women"), Hikawa Reiko ("Women...

  • SCIENCE IN FICTION: Essay by Rebecca Goldstein.
    Goldstein, Rebecca // New Scientist; 8/25/2007, Vol. 195 Issue 2618, p46 

    The author presents an editorial on writing and reading books about science. She discusses her experiences with scientific books from a young age and how that foundation led to a life-long love of science-themed stores. As an adult, the author has written many of her own science fiction stories...

  • The Truths of Science Fiction.
    Shindler, Dorman T. // Publishers Weekly; 5/21/2001, Vol. 248 Issue 21, p76 

    Presents an interview with science fiction writer Connie Willis. Background on her writing career; Information on her novel `Passage'; Favorite writers; Choice of writing tools.

  • C.L. Moore and the Conventions of Women's Science Fiction.
    Gubar, Susan // Science Fiction Studies; Mar80, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p16 

    No abstract available.

  • Women in Science Fiction.
    Bainbridge, William Sims // Sex Roles; Oct82, Vol. 8 Issue 10, p1081 

    Science fiction has become an important medium of communication for new ideas and values concerning sex roles, and the influx of women into this previously male literary subculture is a change of significance for popular culture. This article uses the first large well-collected body of social...

  • So Much for the Gentle Sex.
    Weinkauf, Mary S. // Extrapolation (Kent State University Press); Fall1985, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p231 

    Explores the rise of violence in science fiction by women. Fame of Julian May for the traditional story "Dune Roller"; Specialization of May in scientific areas; Creation of a sensational space flier's suit by May.

  • Split-Level Futures.
    Latham, Rob // Science Fiction Studies; Mar2009, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p172 

    Reviews the book "Galactic Suburbia: Recovering Women's Science Fiction," by Lisa Yaszek.

  • Daughter of Earth: Judith Merril and the Intersections of Gender, Science Fiction, and Frontier Mythology.
    Newell, Dianne; Lamont, Victoria // Science Fiction Studies; Mar2009, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p48 

    Although Judith Merril is well known as an important editor and anthologist during the formative period of North American sf from the 1940s through the 1970s, her fiction has been largely overlooked by sf scholars. Even feminist work tends to proceed from the assumption that women did not become...

  • transcending genres.
    DuVal, Linda // Writer (Kalmbach Publishing Co.); Nov2004, Vol. 117 Issue 11, p24 

    Interviews science fiction writer Connie Willis regarding the science fiction genre. Description of science fiction; Literary genres written by Willis; Influences in writing science fiction; Views on rewriting.

  • ALL SCIENCE IS DESCRIPTION: 2: The Lady and the Scientists.
    Jones, Gwyneth // Deconstructing the Starships: Essays & Reviews; 1999, p22 

    A reprint of the article "The Lady and the Scientists" from a paper read at a meeting of Preston Speculative Fiction Group in 1990 is presented. The article discussed the parallels between the rules of science and fiction and developments in the world of literary criticism. Feminism in science...

  • A Working Model for Analyzing Third World Science Fiction: The Case of Brazil.
    Ginway, M. Elizabeth // Science Fiction Studies; Nov2005, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p467 

    This article offers a working model for analyzing Third World (or non-Western) science fiction. It examines specific works of Brazilian sf published during a limited time period, dividing them into discrete generations or eras based on historical events, then analyzing them in conjunction with a...

  • The Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award for a Much-Loved Book.
    Ginway, M. Elizabeth // Storylines: The Inside Story; 2007, p25 

    The article offers information on the Storylines Gaelyn Gordon Award. The award was established in the memory of late writer Gaelyn Gordon's contribution to children's literature. Gordon's books comprised of myth, fantasy, science fiction, and contemporary issues. It is stated that her picture...

  • Editing Mala Ghoshal's Thesis: A Reflection.
    Wright, Megan // Femspec; 2012, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p117 

    The article investigates Mala Ghoshal's thesis "Post-Gender Parenting." It notes that chapters in Ghoshal's thesis will be referenced for focus group discussion and future research. The author recalls not having been exposed to the works of female science-fiction and speculative authors during...

  • URSULA K. LE GUIN.
    Spivack, Charlotte // Research Guide to Biography & Criticism; 1991, Vol. 6, p470 

    This article presents a research guide to the life and works of author Ursula K. Le Guin. Born Ursula Kroeber on October 21, 1929, in Berkeley, California; Enters Radcliffe College in 1947; Enters doctoral program in French at Columbia in 1953 and then receives Fulbright grant to conduct...

  • Wings of Creation.
    Cassada, Jackie // Library Journal; 10/15/2009, Vol. 134 Issue 17, p68 

    The article reviews the book "Wings of Creation," by Brenda Cooper.

  • A Multipli City of Realms.
    Norton, Eric // Library Journal; Aug2014, Vol. 139 Issue 13, p22 

    The article discusses how the literary genre of speculative fiction and its subgenres are shifting to include such things as alternate histories, science fiction humor, and urban fantasy. Topics include comments from David Pomerico, an editor at the Harper Voyager publishing house, the...

  • Story behind the Story: Jayne Castle's "Obsidian Prey"
    Charles, John // Booklist; 9/15/2009, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p44 

    The article presents a profile of author Jayne Ann Krentz, focusing on the variety of stories she has produced. First published in 1979, she has enjoyed success under her own name, and two pseudonyms. She writes historical romantic fiction as Amanda Quick, romantic science fiction as Jayne...

  • "What Good Is All This to Black People?" Octavia Butler's Reconstruction of Corporeality.
    Buckman, Alyson // Femspec; 2004, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p201 

    This article comments on the science fiction writing of Octavia Butler and her revision of the representation of black women. Depiction and portrayal of black women with the constructs of dominant and subordinate roles on the basis of corporeality; Presentation of themes of xenogenesis and...

  • Who goes there.
    Kidman, Angus // Bulletin with Newsweek; 4/15/2003, Vol. 121 Issue 6368, p16 

    This article focuses on a mysterious time traveler known only as Doctor Who made his first appearance on the small screen, and a television classic was born. Production of the BBC series ended in 1989, but Doctor Who is very much alive and well. A key force in keeping the Time Lord and his...

  • New Worlds, New Words: Androgyny in Feminist Science Fiction.
    Annas, Pamela J. // Science Fiction Studies; Jul78, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p143 

    The article presents an analysis of feminist science fiction (SF). The recent growth of women in the genre of SF has been made possible by the number of possibilities now open to them. Androgyny in their writings and future societies comprising entirely of women are some of the concepts in the...

  • steering the craft.
    SHOOT, BRITTANY; LE GUIN, URSULA K. // Bitch Magazine: Feminist Response to Pop Culture; Fall2010, Issue 48, p32 

    An interview with writer Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the founders of the feminist science fiction genre, is presented. She comments on whether she views her work as environmental activism. She discusses some of the challenges involved in her job as a female science-fiction writer. She explains her...

  • Amor Vincit Foeminam: The Battle of the Sexes in in Science Fiction.
    Russ, Joanna // Science Fiction Studies; Mar80, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p2 

    No abstract available.

  • Science fiction and classical reception in contemporary women’s writing.
    Brown, Sarah Annes // Classical Receptions Journal; Nov2012, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p209 

    This article shows how productive the intersection between science fiction and myth can prove for women writers as a way of interrogating gender roles and commenting on the position of women in society. Discussing works by Margaret Atwood, Ursula Le Guin, Caron Freeborn, and Kate Atkinson, the...

  • "On the Receiving End of the Colonization": Nalo Hopkinson's 'Nansi Web.
    Enteen, Jillana // Science Fiction Studies; Jul2007, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p262 

    In the 1980s, cyberpunk helped to revitalize interest in science fiction among academic and popular audiences. The genre offers a singular vision of the imminent production and deployment of technology in the service of capitalism writ large. In this essay, I argue for a broader vision of...

  • THE GOLDEN AGE.
    LE GUIN, URSULA K. // New Yorker; 6/4/2012, Vol. 88 Issue 16, p77 

    The article discusses science fiction as a literary form, how it was not respected by some critics and professors, and the golden age of science fiction in the 1950s. The author, a science fiction writer, argues that the genre is not taught or analyzed properly, and it is kept separate from...

  • Write Them All and Let Editors Sort It Out.
    NICOLL, JAMES DAVIS // Publishers Weekly; 2/4/2013, Vol. 260 Issue 5, p46 

    An interview with author Kit Reed is presented. Reed discusses various topics including her novel "Son of Destruction," the setting of her novel, and the collection entitled "The Story Until Now." Reed also addresses her experiences with literature and science fiction, as well as the concept of...

  • Nalo Hopkinson: An Introduction.
    Latham, Rob // Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts; Nov2010, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p338 

    The article focuses on the science fiction (sf) works of author Nalo Hopkins which were influenced by the Afro-Caribbean culture. It explores her novels including "Brown Girl in the Ring," "Midnight Robber," and "The Salt Roads" which involve mythology. It says that Hopkins' writings as an...

  • SCIENCE FICTION'S MOTHER FIGURE.
    Latham, Rob // Detached Retina: Aspects of SF & Fantasy; 1995, p52 

    A chapter from the book "Detached Retina: Aspects of SF & Fantasy" is presented. It focuses on Mary Shelley, author of "Frankenstein." The author believes that the beginning of science fiction can be rooted to "Frankenstein." He highlights Shelley's preoccupation with death as in important...

  • Women Reach for the Stars.
    Latham, Rob // Publishers Weekly; 9/23/2013, Vol. 260 Issue 38, p46 

    The article discusses female science fiction titles written by female authors to be published in 2014, with information on male-centered science fiction stereotypes. The titles and authors discussed include "Ancillary Justice" by Ann Leckie, "The Girl in the Road" by Monica Byrne, and...

  • The Paradigm of Frankenstein: Reading Canopus in Argos in the Context of Science Fiction by Women.
    Roberts, Robin // Extrapolation (Kent State University Press); Spring1985, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p16 

    Explores how Doris M. Lessing, author of "Canopus in Argos," and other female science fiction writers use the science fiction genre as a feminist tool. Features of feminist science fiction; Model for feminist revisions of the genre provided by Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein"; Art in feminist...

  • What Mary Knew.
    Fara, Patricia // History Today; May2010, Vol. 60 Issue 5, p18 

    The article presents an exploration into the intellectual life of the British author Mary Shelley. Introductory comments are given noting how influential Shelley was to the scientific and cultural community of the 19th century by writing her science fiction novel "Frankenstein." Discussion is...

  • THE WRITER AS MASK-MAKER AND MASK-WEARER.
    Hughes, Monica // Horn Book Magazine; Mar92, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p178 

    The article presents a speech by Monica Hughes, Canadian author of science fiction for young adults, on July 24, 1991, at the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College. She discusses her fascination with masks and how they remind her of stories and how they helped her...

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