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Partners in wonder : women and the birth of science fiction, 1926-1965

Author: Eric Leif Davin
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., [2006] ©2016
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"Partners in Wonder presents, for the first time, a complete bibliography of every story published by women in science fiction magazines from 1926 to 1965 and brief biographies on 133 of these women writers. It is thus the most comprehensive source of information on early science fiction writers available and will be of great importance to scholars of women's studies, popular culture, and English literature, as well  Read more...
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Davin, Eric Leif.
Partners in wonder.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2006
(OCoLC)607833865
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Leif Davin
ISBN: 073911266X 9780739112663 0739112678 9780739112670
OCLC Number: 61228637
Description: xiv, 431 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Science fiction and the contested terrain of popular culture --
I: Presumption of prejudice; Science fiction's contested terrain, 1926-1949 --
The genesis of the mythology --
Present at the creation --
Weird sisters --
Female fandom --
Women without names --
The usual suspects --
Anecdotes and antidotes --
Haven in a heartless world --
Ebony and ivory --
Femalien empathy --
Feminist futures --
History and mythistory --
II: The crest of the first wave' Science fiction's female counter-culture, 1950-1960 --
Ecce femina --
Alone against tomorrow --
Across the great divide --
A counter-culture of tending and befriending --
III: Hidden from history; The ebbing of first wave women's science fiction, 1961-1965 --
Into time's abyss --
The persistence of myth.
Other Titles: Women and the birth of science fiction, 1926-1965
Responsibility: Eric Leif Davin.
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Explores the distinctly different form of science fiction that females wrote, and offers a comprehensive bibliography of these works. This work provides biographies of 133 of these women authors. It  Read more...

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Davin's book should be essential reading for all in order to dispel the myth that there was a bias against women writers before the 1960s. Quite the opposite. Davin proves that the sf magazines were Read more...

 
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