The Future Is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin: A Library of America Special Publication

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Taking a deep dive into sci-fi from 1928 to 1969, The Future is Female! features twenty-five classic short stories written by female authors. Many of the tales in this volume were originally published in pulp magazines, and their themes range from dystopian cautionary tales to interplanetary war to alien invaders. Showing the evolution of sci-fi writing spearheaded by women throughout the 20th century, these tales take readers on a spellbinding ride of imagination, danger, and futuristic possibility.

Readers will find much to enjoy in this collection edited by Lisa Yaszek. Bringing together lesser-known authors as well as hidden gems by more recognizable names such as Ursula Le Guin, The Future is Female! provides readers with a diverse compilation of empowering, woman-centric sci-fi tales that serve as a great introduction to the genre as a whole, and Yaszek’s introduction and biographical notes provide informative background for each of the contributing authors. Whether you’re new to sci-fi and looking for a manageable collection to start with, or you’re looking to get off the beaten path with some fresh, unusual short stories, this set of tales is sure to fascinate and inspire.


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Author Lisa Yaszek, Editor
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 475 pages
Publisher Library of America
Publish Date 2018-Oct-09
ISBN 9781598535808
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Issue December 2018
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
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