Books The Female Man by Joanna Russ Paperback, 213 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $16 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe Female ManAuthorJoanna Russ Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary The lives of Joanna and Jeannine interact with the world of Janet Evason after the female man from a planet of the future arrives in New York City. Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy Fiction Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Female Man Review Three Books... When Modernism Met Science Fiction: Three New Wave Classics January 5, 2014 Author Kim Stanley Robinson knows that most science fiction fans think the best books were written in their youth — whenever that was. But in his case, he says, it's more than nostalgia: the late '60s and early '70s were a spectacular time for science fiction. He recommends three classics from that fruitful era.