The Female Man
NPR stories about The Female Man
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