Sisters of the Revolution gathers a hugely curated choice of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, delusion, horror, and extra) selected via the most revered editorial groups in speculative literature this present day, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. together with tales from the Seventies to the current day, the gathering seeks to extend the dialog approximately feminism whereas attractive the reader in a wealth of resourceful rules. From the literary heft of Angela Carter to the searing strength of Octavia Butler, Sisters of the Revolution gathers bold examples of speculative fiction’s engagement with feminism. darkish, satirical tales reminiscent of Eileen Gunn’s “Stable thoughts for center administration” and the annoying horror of James Tiptree Jr.’s “The Screwfly answer” demonstrate the charged depth at paintings within the box. together with new, rising voices resembling Nnedi Okorafor and that includes foreign contributions from Angelica Gorodischer and lots of extra, this assortment seeks to extend the information of either modern fiction and feminism to new fronts. relocating from the wonderful to the futuristic, sophisticated to surreal, those tales will impress innovations and feelings approximately feminism like no different ebook to be had this present day. different members comprise Anne Richter, Carol Emshwiller, Eleanor Arnason, Hiromi Goto, Joanna Russ, Karin Tidbeck, Kelley Eskridge, Kelly Barnhill, equipment Reed, L. Timmel Duchamp, Leena Krohn, Leonora Carrington, Pamela Sargent, Rose Lemberg, Susan Palwick, Tanith Lee, Ursula okay. Le Guin, and Vandana Singh.
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