The Female Man

by Joanna Russ

The Female Man

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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.

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Russ was a fierce feminist and a very funny writer. Immensely well-read, possessing exquisite literary taste and skill, she wrote fiction and non-fiction that changed the science fiction community. She single-handedly moved the field to the leading edge of American culture when it came to gender issues, doing it by way of compelling stories and biting humor.

In The Female Man Russ appears to adapt a device used by Doris Lessing in her famous novel 1962 The Golden

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