The Female Man

The Female Man Review

It has 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 when Jeannine, Janet, Joanna...

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    I've seen people argue, both here and elsewhere, that this book is outdated and no longer topical.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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Elizabeth

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

  • 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...

  • 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 The other 90% is unnecessary polemic, thankfully out-of-date (at least I hope so!)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...

  • 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    I think people are wrong when they say this book is out of date.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 ...