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Native Tongue

(1984)
(The first book in the Native Tongue series)
A novel by

 
 
Set in the not too distant future of 2205, and using fictional legislation implemented in 1991, Native Tongue is an intriguing depiction of a world where women are property, aliens are trading partners, and inherent ability to learn languages is a goldmine inherent only in certain families. What few realise is that a revolution is already underway, and the women deemed least essential are empowering all women to fight back against male dominance. Working through the hypothesis that 'science fiction is our best and most powerful resource for trying out social changes before we make them' Suzette Haden-Elgin has written a powerful exploration of society and gender relations.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: Native Tongue (Native Tongue Trilogy)
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
ISBN: 1-55861-255-6 / 978-1-55861-255-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Native Tongue (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
ISBN: 1-4732-2756-9 / 978-1-4732-2756-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gateway
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July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Tongue (The Native Tongue Trilogy)
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
ISBN: 1-936932-62-8 / 978-1-936932-62-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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January 2001 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Native Tongue
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
ISBN: 1-876756-05-5 / 978-1-876756-05-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Gardners Books
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November 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Native Tongue (Native Tongue Trilogy)
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
ISBN: 1-55861-246-7 / 978-1-55861-246-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


August 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Native Tongue
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
ISBN: 0-88677-459-4 / 978-0-88677-459-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


July 1985 : UK Paperback

Title: Native Tongue (The Women's Press science fiction)
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
ISBN: 0-7043-3971-4 / 978-0-7043-3971-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Women's Press Ltd
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August 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Native Tongue
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
ISBN: 0-87997-945-3 / 978-0-87997-945-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
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August 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Native Tongue
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
ISBN: 0-88677-121-8 / 978-0-88677-121-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

July 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Native Tongue (Native Tongue (1))
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
ISBN: 1-68457-298-3 / 978-1-68457-298-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HighBridge Audio
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July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Native Tongue: Native Tongue, Book 1
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon   


July 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Native Tongue: Native Tongue, Book 1
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Native Tongue: Native Tongue, Book 1
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Native Tongue: Native Tongue, Book 1
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Native Tongue (S.F. MASTERWORKS)
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
Publisher: Gateway
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Native Tongue (The Native Tongue Trilogy Book 1)
Author(s): Suzette Haden Elgin
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA