Joanna Russ. The Female Man. 1975.

Joanna Russ. The Female Man. New York: Bantam Books, 1975.

“In 1975 Russ published The Female Man, which must be accounted the best feminist science-fiction novel of all time [. . .] Russ wants to empower women.”

— Thomas M. Disch

A novel of life on the women’s planet Whileaway, in the form of four linked stories in which alternate versions of the protagonist move from servility to liberation.

No. 61.