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.'
- Incurably Alien Other: A Case for Feminist Cyborg Writers.
Harper, Mary Catherine // Science Fiction Studies; Nov95, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p399
Examines cyberpunk literature made by women authors. Liberal claims against feminist cyborg writing; Argument between humanist and anti-humanist factions; Gendering of technology; Potential for unbinding and binding of humanist dreams by cyborgs.
- 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;...
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- A Multipli City of Realms.
Norton, Eric // Library Journal; 8/1/2014, 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...
- "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...
- Science fiction and classical reception in contemporary womenâ€™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...
- 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...
- 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.
- 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...
- Women Reach for the Stars.
NICOLL, JAMES DAVIS // 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 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...