Women, Science and Fiction Revisited

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Shaw, D. B. 2023. Women, Science and Fiction Revisited. Cham, Switzerland Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
AuthorsShaw, D. B.
Abstract

Women, Science and Fiction Revisited is an analysis of selected science fiction novels and short stories written by women over the past hundred years from the point of view of their engagement with how science writes the world. Beginning with Charlotte Perkins Gilman's Herland (1918) and ending with N K Jemisin's The City We Became (2020), Debra Benita Shaw explores the re-imagination of gender and race that characterises women's literary crafting of new worlds. Along the way, she introduces new readings of classics like Ursula Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness and Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, examining the original novels in the context of their adaptation to new media formats in the twenty-first century. What this reveals is a consistent preoccupation with how scientific ideas can be employed to challenge existing social structures and argue for change.

KeywordsFeminism; Science fiction; Gender; Margaret Atwood; Ursula Le Guin; Frankenstein; Mary Shelley
Year2023
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan, Cham
Publication dates
Online24 Mar 2023
Print25 Mar 2023
Publication process dates
Deposited22 Aug 2023
Place of publicationCham, Switzerland
Edition2nd
SeriesPalgrave Studies in Literature, Science & Medicine
ISBN9783031251702
9783031251719
ISSN2634-6435
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-25171-9
Copyright holder© 2023, The Author
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