The Female Man

The Female Man Review

Cover Artist: Louise SullivanIt's influenced William Gibson and been listed as one of the ten essential works of science fiction. Most importantly, Joanna Russ's THE FEMALE MAN is a suspenseful, surprising and darkly witty chronicle of what happens w...

Title:The Female Man
Edition Language:English

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  • Sara

    I've seen people argue, both here and elsewhere, that this book is outdated and no longer topical. I'm really confused what rose-colored glasses they're wearing, because as far as I can tell, the majo...

  • Christy

    This book is a complex and fascinating examination of gender roles and ideology. In it, Russ contrasts and intertwines the stories of Joanna (a 1970s feminist of a world much like, if not identical to...

  • Althea Ann

    This book won a Nebula Award, and is considered to be a classic of feminist science fiction.I remembered that long ago I had read a short story collection by Russ (Extra(ordinary) People) and really d...

  • Elizabeth

    One of the best books I've ever read. Uncomfortable, frenetic, literary, and GODDAMNED MAGNIFICENT. ...

  • Marie

    UGH.This book had promise - and about 10% of it is good science fiction. The other 90% is unnecessary polemic, thankfully out-of-date (at least I hope so!) I don't object to her feminism so much to th...

  • Nate D

    Messily inventive, exuberantly expansive in design despite (or because of) its passionately angry core, vital and urgent and brilliant. This is 70s post-modern feminist science fiction, so basically h...

  • Rachel (Kalanadi)

    Suddenly I want to count how many women are in my life. Is my doctor a woman? Yes! Is my dentist a woman? Yes! Were any of my professors women? Yes! Have I ever seen a female janitor or cop? Yes!Thank...

  • Wanda

    Feminism has evolved and changed over the decades and this book was written during the Second Wave of Feminism (often referred to as Women’s Lib) during the 1960s-1970s. I know that it is difficult ...

  • Nikki

    I think people are wrong when they say this book is out of date. Many of the feminist issues Russ engaged with are still with us today, the double-standards women are held to and the things men expect...

  • Lit Bug

    New addition to the old review:I'd wished to prove myself wrong in less than a year by declaring that I was in love with this book. Sadly, I'm even more indignant. The issue is topical. It isn't that ...