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The Feminine Future

The Feminine Future

(2015)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
"In addition to drawing attention to these overlooked female sci-fi authors, The Feminine Future is valuable for the perspective it provides on a period of transition for the genre." - Los Angeles Review of Books
Featuring hard-to-find short stories published between 1873 and 1930, this original anthology spotlights a variety of important sci-fi pioneers, including Ethel Watts Mumford, Edith Nesbit, and Clare Winger Harris. Imaginative scenarios include a feminist society in another dimension, the east/west division of the United States with men and women on opposite sides, a man who converts himself into a cyborg, a drug that confers superhuman qualities, and many other curious situations.
Editor Mike Ashley provides an informative introduction to the stories. Highlights include "When Time Turned" (1901), which centers on a grieving widower who contrives to relive his life backwards; "The Painter of Dead Women" (1910), the tale of a woman in thrall to a Svengali-like character who promises to preserve her beauty forever; "The Automaton Ear" (1876), in which an inventor struggles to create a machine to detect sounds from the distant past; "Ely's Automatic Housemaid" (1899), a lighthearted fable concerning a robot housemaid; and ten other captivating tales.
"Glad that Mike Ashley and Dover Publications have put together early science fiction by women authors. Great resource for classes!" - University of Maine at Machias

 
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Feminine Future: Early Science Fiction by Women Writers (Dover Thrift Editions)
Author(s): Mike Ashley
ISBN: 0-486-79023-1 / 978-0-486-79023-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Feminine Future: Early Science Fiction by Women Writers (Dover Thrift Editions)
Author(s): Mike Ashley
Publisher: Dover Publications
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