Feminist Science Fiction Books
I just found this group while searching to see if Goodreads had a group for feminist romance (because some of us are loosely gathering to see if that's a thing and if not, why not, and can we make it a thing).
So I hope it's okay to plunge right into an old thread and say that my favourite feminist book (which happens to be scifi) is hands-down Sherri S Tepper's "Gate to Women's Country". I discovered it via a university class on anthropology in science fiction, and amidst the several other terrible scifi staples we had to read for that class ("The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress", "Ringworld", and "Neuromancer"), "Gate to Women's Country" shone out as something wonderful and different.
Part of what I loved about it was the emphasis not only on feminist issues from the female perspective, but also being inclusive of the male. It used the society's wrongful declaration of anti-violent principles as "feminine" but in a way that clearly showed that those could (and should) be masculine as well for the greater good of all.
I highly recommend it.
Convergence -- Journey to Nyorfias Book 1
eBooks (Zapstone Productions)
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Hehehe2009-11-09 23:10:48 by CookinButch
I've got something similar going on! "Cookbooks", and "other".
Well, ok, within the cookbooks shelving the books are arranged by cuisine, plus two other sections for general cooking reference and anthologies/autobiographies/memoirs/food politics.
They've overflowed into stacks on my floor nowadays, so I need to get another shelving unit.
"Other" would be mostly science fiction, lefty geopolitics, lefty queer and feminist stuff, Japanese and Spanish language texts, the odd design book from my past dot-commie life, and some old music books. The cookbooks outnumber all the rest.
Continued2009-05-23 14:05:35 by veganhead
*A Turkey for Thanksgiving.
1995. Mr. Moose invited Mr. Turkey to dinner, not for dinner. Ages 4-8.
*The ABCs of Fruits and Vegetables and Beyond by Steve Charney
2007. Fruits and vegetables are introduced alphabetically with poems and
lots of facts. A wonderful book of poems and activities will appeal to children as they move through elementary school, exploring food and farming using the alphabet to establish their place in history, geography, art, literature, science, the kitchen, and let us not forget jokes and riddles! Ages 4-8
I'm adding some extra books- some have a feminist theme and some have an environmental theme:
*'Princess Smartypants' by Babette Cole
Here is a fairy story with a feminist slant! Princess...
Feminist Philosophy And Science Fiction: Utopias And Dystopias
Book (Prometheus Books)
Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century
Feminist Fairy Tales
Science Fiction Culture
Book (University of Pennsylvania Press)