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This list is a hodgepodge of works that have been recommended
but not read, read but not reviewed, or read and reviewed but not appropriate
(for one reason or another) for the fem-sf/f/u primary bibliography. (If it
was read and reviewed but not appropriate that review will be included, along
with a note as to why it isn't on the primary bibliography.) Didn't find an
author here? Be sure to check the primary bibliography of reviews.
The criteria in question are usually the work's feminism or relevance to feminism;
sometimes its genre relevance is under consideration as well (is the work fantastic,
magically real, utopia, sf/f, etc.).
- Nader, George. Chrome (gay sf porno)
- Naranjo, Carmen. "Symbiotic Encounter" in Short Stories by
Latin American Women, edited by Celia Correas de Zapata. [a man is
- Naylor, Gloria. Bailey's Cafe
--. Mama Day
- Navarro, Yvonne. Final Impact (1997)
- Neville, Kris. "The Opal Necklace." Fantastic 1 (Summer 1953): 76-89.
- Newport, Cris. Queen's Champion: The Legend of Lancelot Retold. Pride
Pubctns, 2/97, 1-886383-20-0.
--. Sparks Might Fly (1994)
--. The White Bones of Truth (Pride Pubctns, 1994) (a Studio-owned
actress gets together with a hermaphrodite, and together with some other misfits
they start a revolution)
--. The White Bones of Truth: Multimedia Fiction
- Newton, Douglas. (Wilfrid Douglas Newton). Savaran and the
Great Sand (1939: Cassell, London) (part of a series; this one had
amazons & a queen)
- Nisbet, Hume. The Empire Builders: A Romance of Adventure
and War in South Africa (1900: White, London; 1900: George Bell,
- Nissenson, Hugh. "The Mission" in Playboy, Dec. 1964;
reprinted in The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy,
Chicago, HMH Publishing, 1966. [Shortage-of-women in future
--. The Song of the Earth (Algonquin Books: 2001)
- Niven, Larry; Jerry Pournelle, and Michael Flynn. Fallen
Angels (possibly lesbian character; women valued for motherhood)
- Niven, Larry. Ringworld (only men are intelligent)
--. A World Out of Time [only men left on
--. The Integral Trees [lesbian warriors]
- Niven, Larry, and Jerry Pournelle. The Mote in God's Eye (1974)
- Nix, Garth. Sabriel (1996) (female necromancer seeks her father and saves
--. Lirael: Daughter of the Clayr (2001)
- Noel, Atanielle Annyn. Speaker to Heaven (1987)
- Norman, John. Gor series. Women are enslaved on a parallel earth and find
the true nature of their femininity in their enslavement. Anti-feminist fantasy & soft-core
BDSM porn. Some communities of BDSM try to do Gor role-play 24/7.
- Norton, Andre.
--. Star Man's Son: 2250 A.D. (1952)
--. Star Rangers (1953)
--. Star Guard (1955)
--. The Beast Master (1959)
--. Spell of the Witch World (1972)
--. Year of the Unicorn (1965).
--. The Book of Andre Norton edited by Roger Elwood (1975)
--. "Toads of Grimmerdale" in Lin Carter's Flashing Swords #2 (1973).
--. Breed to Come (1972)
--. and Susan Shwartz. Imperial Lady
- Noyes, Alfred. No Other Man (1940)
- Nunes, Claude. Inherit the Earth (1966)
- Oakgrove, Artemis. The Raging Peace (Throne trilogy 1) (Lace Publications:
--. Dreams of Vengeance (Throne 2) (Lace Publications, 1985)
--. Throne of Council (Throne 3) (Lace, 1986)
- Obukhova, Lydia. ** Daughter of the Night (1974) (translated from
the Russian by Mirra Ginsburg)
- O'Donnell, Margaret. The Beehive (feminist dystopia; women are celibate
"Grey Ones" or must become wives)
- O'Donohoe, Nick. Under the Healing Sign. (New York: Ace Books, 1995).
337 pg. ISBN: 0441001807
- O'Keefe, Claudia. Black Snow Days (1990)
- Oppenheim, E. Phillips. A Daughter of Astrea
(1898: London; 1909: Doscher, New York; 1912: Newton, New York) (lost
- Orczy, Baroness. The Gtaes of Kami (1907: Dodd Mead,
New York). also published as By the Gods Beloved (1905: Greening,
London). (lost world)
- de Ovalle, Pilar. Cabrinia Falling
- Owens, Claire Myers Spotswood. The Unpredictable Adventure:
A Comedy of Woman's Independence. (1935) Afterword by Miriam Kalman
Harris. Utopianism and Communitarianism Series. Syracuse University Press,
- Oyemi, Helen. The Icarus Girl
- Oxenham, John. A Princess of Vascovy (1899: Dillingham,
- Palmer, Jane. The Planet Dweller (1985)
--. The Watcher (1986)
- Palwick, Susan. Flying in Place.
- Pangborn, Edgar. Davy
--. Trial of Callista Blake.
- Panshin, Alexei. Rite of Passage (1968)
- Park, Paul. Coelestis (HarperCollins, 1993) alien
becomes human female. 1993 Tiptree Short List.
- Parlier, Cap. The Phoenix Seduction (1995)
- Patterson, Ama. "Hussy Strutt" (2000) [in Dark Matter ed. by
Sheree R. Thomas (2000)]
- Pattou, Edith. Hero's Song (1991)
- Paul, Barbara. ** Pillar of Salt
- Paxson, Diana.
- Pearson, Alec G. The City of Flame! A Grand, Complete Story
of Thrilling Adventure (1915: Amalgamated / Boys' Friend Library No.
316, London) (queen rules a lost world)
- Peattie, Elia Wilkinson, 1862-1935. various ghost stories.
- Peeke, Margaret B. Zenia the Vestal, or, The Problem of
Vibrations (1893: Arena, Boston) hmmm....
- Pendleton, John. The Ivory Queen: A Story of Strange
Adventure (1897: Osgood, McIlvaine, London) (lost race)
- Perri, Leslie.
--. "In the Forest"
--. "Under the Skin"
--. "The Untouchables"
--. "Space Episode" (1941)
- Peterson, Margaret. The Yellow People, or, Queen of Sheba's
Tomb (1930: Shaw, London)
- "Petticoat Planet" (1996). Dir. David DeCoteau. Soft-core p0rn
following a standard "women alone" plot. Beautiful women on a Wild West
theme planet live without men until a spaceman shows up. Suddenly
everybody wants the man.
- Petty, John. The Last Refuge (1966) (post-disaster)
- Phelps, Elizabeth (Elisabeth?) Stuart. A Brave Girl.
Serialized in Wide Awake Numbers 18-19 (December 1883-August 1884).
--. The Gates Ajar (1868)
--. "A Dream Within a Dream" (1874)
--. Beyond the Gates (1883)
--. The Gates Between (1887)
- Phelps, Ethel Johnston, editor. Maid of the North: Feminist
Folktales from Around the World. Henry Holt: New York, 1981.
--. Tatterhood and Other Tales Illustrated by
Pamela Baldwin Ford. 25 traditional tales from around the world.
- Picano, Felice. Dryland's End.
- Pierce, Tamora. Alanna: The First Adventure (1999) (a
female child is determined to become a knight, even though it's only
allowed to boys; young adult)
- Pinkerton, Thomas. No Rates and Taxes (1902) (women
rule; presented as a perversion of nature)
- Piper, H. Beam. "Omnilingual" in Astounding Science Fiction (1958).
- Pittock, Mrs. M. A. Weeks. The God of Civilization: A Romance (1890)
- Plauger, P. J. "Child of All Ages" (1975) reprinted in The Best Science
Fiction of the Year #5 ed. by Terry Carr (New York: Ballantine, 1976).
- Plowright, Teresa. ** Dreams of an Unseen Planet
- Pohl, Frederik, and C. M. Kornbluth. Search the Sky (New York: Ballantine,
1954). (female supremacist society)
- Potter, Beatrix, 1866-1943. various fantasies (animal
- Powell, Jep. "Amazons of a Weird Creation" in Fantastic
Adventures, June 1941. Far future world; no men; parthenogenesis.
- Powys, John Cooper. Up and Out (1957
- Poyer, David C. Stepfather Bank (1987)
- Praed, Rosa Campbell. Fugitive Anne (1902: Long,
London; 1903: New Amsterdam Book Company, New York) (lost race)
--. As a Watch in the Night: A Drama of Waking and
Dream in Five Acts (1901: Chatto & Windus, London) (lost utopian race)
- Prugovecki, Eduard. Memoirs of the Future
--. Dawn of the New Man: A Futuristic Novel of Social
Change (2002: XLibris, Philadelphia) (sequel to Memoirs of the
- Pullman, Philip. Galatea and The Golden Compass
- Purnell, Idella. The Forbidden City (1932: Macmillan,
New York) (lost city)
- Quiroule, Pierre. The Painted Death (1935: Nelson,
- Raife, Raymond. The Sheik's White Slave (1900) (lost
- Rain, Mary Summer. The Seventh Mesa (1994)
- Ramasastry, Saira. Heir to Gavandhara (Writers Club
- Ramsey, Milton Worth. Six Thousand Years Hence
(1891: Minneapolis, private issue)
- Ramstetter, Victoria. The Marquise and the Novice
(lesbian regency romance; chapbook; not sf)
- Rand, Ayn. Anthem (1946)
- Randall, Marta. --. ** Islands (1976, Pyramid; 1980,
--. "Secret Rider" in Robert Silverberg's New Dimensions 6
--. Journey (1978, Pocket)
--. Those Who Favor Fire (1984) (post-disaster)
- Rathborne, St. George Henry. (also wrote as Harry St. George)
A Goddess of Africa: A Story of the Golden Fleece (1897: Hobart,
- Rayer, Francis. Tomorrow Sometimes Comes (1951)
- Read, Herbert. The Green Child: A Romance
(1935: Heinemann) ("subliminally homosexual" according to Jessica Amanda
- Reader, Emily E. Priestess and Queen: A Tale of the White
Race of Mexico: Being the Adventures of Ignigene and Her Twentysix Fair
Maidens (1899: Longmans)
- Reeth, Allan. Legions of the Dawn (1908: Fisher Unwin).
(African matriarchy; a perversion of nature)
- Reeve, J. K. The Three Richard Whalens: A Tale of
Adventure (1897) (lost princess)
- Rein, Harold. Few Were Left (1955) (post-disaster)
- Renard, Christine. ** Planet of the Dolls
- Resnick, Michael D. Redbeard (1969)
- Reynolds, Mack. Amazon Planet (New York: Ace, 1975).
Published in three parts in Analog, December 1966 to February 1967.
A man on a (trade) mission goes to a planet which is ostensibly a
matriarchy; finds out that that is a cover to conceal a more egalitarian
- Rhodes, Jewell Parker. Voodoo Dreams: A Novel of Marie Laveau
- Rhodes, William H. "The Aztec Princess" (1876) in Caxton's
Book (Bancroft: San Francisco, 1876)
- Rice, Anne. The Vampire Lestat
--. Interview With the Vampire.
--. The Witching Hour.
- Rice, Doug. Blood of Mugwump: A Tiresian Tale of Incest
(Normal Press, 1996) - "a member of a clan of Cathologic, gender-shifting
vampires sets out to discover himself in his sister's body" [Doug Rice is
Anna Livia's father ... ]
--. Nobodaddies: A Journal of Pirated Flesh and Texts.
- Rice, H. Eve and the Evangelist: A Romance of A.D. 2108
(1908: Roxburgh, Boston)
- Rice, Louise. Dainty Dishes from Foreign Lands (1909).
--. Tonjoroff-Roberts' "The Astounding Enemy." Amazing
Stories Quarterly Volume 3, Number 1 (Winter 1930): pages 78-103.
- Richards, R. P. J. The Blonde Goddess (1948: Ken-Pax)
- Richardson, E. Neutopia (1925: Simpkin
Marshall) (eugenic socialist utopia)
- Richberg, Eloise O. Reinstern (1900)
- Richmond, Mary. The Grim Tomorrow (1953)
- Riley, Judith Merkle.
The Water Devil; sequel to A Vision of Light and In
Pursuit of the Green Lion [historical fantasy]
- Rivkin, J. F. (pseudonym for 2 women who collaborated on first
two of the Silverglass books. last Silverglass book done by the east coast
half of Mistress of Ambiguities, and the west coast rivkin did a
couple of other sf books.)
--. Silverglass (1986)
--. Silverglass: Web of Wind (1987)
--. SilverGlass: Witch of Rhostshyl (1989)
--. SilverGlass: Mistress of Ambiguities (1991)
- Robeson, Kenneth [written by Lester Dent] The Mental
Wizard (1937) Doc Savage Magazine, March, 1937; 1970,
- Roberson, Jennifer. Lady of the Forest
--. Cheysuli series.
- Roberts, Keith. The Chalk Giants (the "multi-girl")
--. "Kaeti" stories
- Robins, Madeleine E. The Stone War
- Robinson, Jane. Amazon Chronicles
- Robson, Justina. Mappa mundi
- Rochefort, Christine. Archaos, ou le jardin etincelant
- Roessner, Michaela. Walkabout Woman
--. Vanishing Point (1993)
- Roger, Noelle (pseud. for Helene Pittard). He Who Sees
(1935: Harrap) (ESP)
- Rogers, Bessie Story. As It May Be: A Story of the Future (1905)
- Rosen, Selina. Queen of Denial (1999, Meisha Merlin)
--. Chains of Freedom (2001, Meisha Merlin)
--. Chains of Destruction (forthcoming 2002, Meisha
--. Recycled (forthcoming 2003; Meisha Merlin)
(sequel to Queen of Denial)
--. Chains of Deliverance (forthcoming 2004; Meisha
--. Fire and Ice [queers segregated]
- Rosenblum, Mary. "Rat" in Asimov's.
--. The Drylands (Del Rey Discoveries, 1993).
--. Chimera (Del Rey Discoveries, 1993).
--. The Stone Garden (Del Rey, 1994).
- Rosewater, Frank. A Romance of Utopia: Presenting a
Solution to the Labor Problem, A New God, and A New Religion
(1894: Utopia Co., Omaha, Nebraska)
- Roshwald, Mordecai. Level 7 (1959)
- Rosmond, Babette. "Error Hurled" in Carol and Frederick Pohl's
Science Fiction Discoveries (1976).
- Rosny, J.-H. (the Elder). Nymphee (1909: Paris,
- Ross, C. Zuleka (1897: Lamson Wolffe, Boston)
- Ross, Leone. "Tasting Songs" (2000) [in Dark Matter ed. by
Sheree R. Thomas (2000)]
- Rousselet, L. The Serpent-Charmer (1890: Samson Low
- Royal, Matthew J. The Isle of Virgins: A Romance
(1899: Wenbourne-Sumner, Buffalo, NY) (matriarchal island)
- Roys, Willis E. The Flame Eternal and The Maharaja's
Son (1929: Osberg, New York) (matriarchal kingdom)
- Rubin, Marty. The Boiled Frog Syndrome: A Novel of Love,
Sex, and Politics. (1987: Alyson)
- Rupert, M. F. "Via the Hewitt Ray" in Wonder Stories
Quarterly Spring 1930. Woman travels to another dimension where women
- Rushdie, Salman. "The Firebird's Nest" in New Yorker
June 23 and June 30, 1997. Short-listed for 1997 Tiptree Short Fiction.
- Rushford, Peter. Kindergarten.
- Russell, Eric Frank. The Great Explosion
--. "Late Night Final"
- Rutley, C. Bernard. The Country of Gold (1947: Blackie,
--. The Queen of Lost City (1948: Blackie, Glasgow)
- Ruyslinck, Ward. The Reservation (1964) (???)
- Ryman, Geoff. "O Happy Day!" one of the 4 novellas in
Unconquered Countries examines gender & power & violence in a world
run by women
--. Unconquered Countries (St. Martin's, 19994)
(short-listed for 1994 Tiptree)
- Sacher-Masoch, Leopold von. The Black Tsarina [this was
listed on a list of amazon fantasy, but I haven't checked it out; i know
from the author that it's fantasy, but is it fantasy as in
fantastic fiction? i don't know.]
- Sackville-West, V. Grand Canyon (1942)
- Salaam, Kiini Ibura. "At Life's Limits" (2000) [in Dark Matter
ed. by Sheree R. Thomas (2000)]
- Salterberg, B. J. The Outlander: Captivity (1989) (with
two sequels?) - warlike male cultures and a society run by women
- Sand, George. The Castle of Pictures and Other Stories: A
Stories (edited and translated by Holly Erskine Hirko; illustrated by
Mary Warshaw) (George Sand, 1804-1876)
- Sargent, Craig. [aka Jan Stacy] Last Ranger series.
- Saunders, Charles R. "Gimmile's Songs" (1984) [[in Dark Matter
ed. by Sheree R. Thomas (2000); first appeared in Sword and Sorceress ed.
Marion Zimmer Bradley]
- Savage, Felicity. Delta City
--. Humility Garden
--. Ever: The War in the Waste
- Savage, Juanita. The City of Desire (1926: Bles; 1930:
Dial, New York; 1930: Burt, New York) (lost race)
- Savage, Timothy. The Amazonian Republic, Recently
Discovered in the Interior of Peru (1842: Colman, New York) (amazons)
- Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Channeling Cleopatra
--. The Healer's War
--, editor. Past Lives, Present Tense
Lawrence. The Drag Queen of Elfland (Ultra Violet Library
(Circlet Press), 1-885865-17-1, 1998)
- Schmidt, Arno. The Egghead Republic (1957)
- Schmitz, James H. The Demon Breed (1968)
--. The Witches of Karres (1966) [i've seen this
described as a feminist utopia, but i don't remember that; i remember a
space adventure with a guy and some little girls; amusing, and i liked
it; but i don't remember the feminist utopia. -- lq, 6/15/2002]
- Schnoover, Lawrence. Central Passage (1962)
- Schulman, J. Neil. Rainbow Cadenza
- Scott, G. Firth (George Firth). The Last Lemurian: A
Westralian Romance (1898: John Bowden); includes "Tor Ymmothe, Queen
of Lemuria," prev. published in The Golden Penny (Dec. 1896)
- Scott, Sarah. A Description of Millenium Hall (1762)
--. Agreeable Ugliness or the Triumph of the Graces (1754)
- Scrymsour, Ella M. The Perfect World: A Romance of Strange
People and Strange Places (1922: Nash, London; 1922: Stokes, New
York) (lost race swallowed for defying Moses)
- de Scudery, Madeleine. Artamene ou le Grand Cyrus
--. Mathile d'Aguilar (1667).
- Scutti, Susan. Second Generation (2003) (e-book)
- See, Carolyn. Golden Days (1987) 0-520-20673-8 UC Press. "an
inspirational book about nuclear war"
- Serviss, Garret P. The Second Deluge (1912)
- "Sexual Chemistry" (rated R) - The lead character takes a potion that
switches his sex every time he's aroused. Basically soft-core p*rn but in case
anybody's interested in this sex-change quasi-comedy.
- Shah, Idries, editor. World Tales
- Shanks, Edward. The People of the Ruins (1920)
- Shapiro, Anna Ratner. The Birth of Universal
- Shapiro, Lisa. The Call. (Naiad Press) "Two planets,
three species, one deadly illness. To its human visitors, the planet
Ganelle - home to a peace-loving humanoid race adapted to life on land and
in water - seems like a dream come true. But their visions of a perfect
world end quickly w/ the
spread of a virulent disease that drives its victims to madness and horrific
death. Forbidden reentry to their home planet and unable to find a cure on
Ganelle, the colonists disocver that the key to survival lies elsewhere. Only
the Kel, an outlawed group from a distant colony, know the secret link between
humans and Ganellians. If the humans join forces with the Kel, they can undergo
a powerful transformation that will allow them to live and love in the alien
world. But at what cost?"
- Shaw, Edith. The Lapsit Chronicles (Dealan-de
Publishing: 2002; ISBN 0973029803; 467 pp.)
- Shaw, William Jenkins. Cresten, Queen of the Toltus
(1892: Excelsior, New York). Originally published as Under the
Auroras: A Marvelous Tale of the Interior World (1888, Excelsior Pub.
House, New York), anonymously. Jessica Amanda Salmonson notes, "As so
often happens in these tales about races which are not "attractive" by
white-folks' standards, the author makes the queen of the Lost Race (& her
sister) of Nordic descent, lest the hero have no one to sweep off her feet
but a monkey-girl or a demon."
- Shawl, Nisi. "At the Huts of Ajala" (2000) [in Dark Matter ed.
by Sheree R. Thomas (2000)]
- Sheckley, Robert. Mindswap (1966) (body-swapping)
- Sheen, Barbara. Shedevils: Stories.
- Shelhamer, Mary Theresa. Life and Labor in the Spirit
World, Being a Description of the Localities, Employments, Surroundings,
and Conditions of the Spheres (1884)
- Shiel, M. P. The Purple Cloud (1901)
- Shiras, Wilmar.
--. "In Hiding" (1948) and "Opening Doors" (1949) which
were made into a novel
--. Children of the Atom (1953, Gnome Press)
- Shockley, Evie. "separation anxiety" (2000) [in Dark Matter ed.
by Sheree R. Thomas (2000)]
- Short, Gertrude. A Visitor from Venus (1949)
- Shuler, Linda Lay. She Who Remembers (1988) (prehistory
in North America, a la Jean Auel's Clean of the Cave Bear)
- Shwartz, Susan M. Hecate's Cauldron (edited collection
of short stories)
- Sibson, Francis h. Unthinkable (1933)
- Siddall, Sylvia M. "House Wife" in Interzone February 1995
- Sieveking, L. de Giberne (Lancelot de Giberne). The
Ultimate Island: A Strange Adventure (1924: Routledge,
London; 1925: International Publ, NY) (utopian)
- Sill, Alice H. "The Man from Atlantis" in Oerland
Monthly v. 47, no. 1, Jan. 1906, pp. 24-28 (a fantasy about an
encounter with a man from Atlantis, who describes the ancient world)
- Silvani, Anita. The Silver Gauntlet (1912: Greaves, New
York) (occult romance)
- Silverberg, Robert, ed. The Crystal Ship (1976).
--. "Woman's World" in Imagination Science Fiction,
June 1957. Man travels to the future to discover a matriarchy; he attempts
to overthrow it.
--. Son of Man (sex changes)
- Simone, Cathrine. Utopian Reality (2002: Invisible College Press)
- Sinclair, Alison. Blueheart (1996)
- Sinclair, Upton. The Millennium: A Comedy of the Year
2000 (1924; 3 volumes)
--. A Giant's Strength: A Three Act Drama of the Atomic
--. Prince Hagen: A Phantasy (1903: Page,
Boston) (dystopian allegory)
- Singer, Marilyn. Horsemaster (1988) (young adult;
girl's coming of age)
- Singleton, Jacqui. Heartstone and Saber (lesbian amazon
- Sizemore, Susan. Gates of Hell [bisexual]
--. Laws of the Blood [bisexual vampires]
- Sky, Kathleen. ** Vulcan!
- Slater, Henry J. Ship of Destiny (1951)
- Slung, Michele. I Shudder At Your Touch: 22 Tales of Sex
and Horror. (anthology of horror with sex themes) Includes "Master" by
Angela Carter. Also includes
"Festival" by Eric McCormack, which was wierd but good -- and
interesting in that you can't detect the protagonists' gender.
- Smith, Clark Ashton. "The Root of Ampoi" in Arkham
Sampler, Winter 1949. Tall women maintain their domination by eating a
special root; one man gets in on the root action.
- Smith, Cordwainer (alias for Dr. Paul Linebarger). The
Crime and Glory of Commander Suzdahl (women die out; men clone to
- Smith, David Alexander. In the Cube (1993) (human cop &
alien otter sidekick)
- Smith, Dodie. I Capture the Castle
- Smith, Mrs. J. Gregory [Ann Eliza Brainerd[. Atla, A Story
of the Lost Island (1886: Harper, New York; 1886: Ward & Downey,
--. Seola (1878: Lee & Shepard, Boston)
- Smith, Mary C. The Undesirables (dystopia)
- Smith, Stephanie. Snow-Eyes (Daw, YA).
--. The Boy Who Was Thrown Away (Daw, YA).
--. Other Nature (1995) (Tor).
- Smith, Titus K. Altruria (1895: Altruria Publishing,
New York) (utopian)
- Smith, Thorne. Turnabout (1930s or 1920s) - body switch
story; also made into a movie
- Smith, Wayland. The Machine Stops (1936)
- Smyth, Clifford. The Gilded Man: A Romance of the Andes
(1918: Boni & Liveright, New York) (heroine)
- Snow, C. P. Sleep of Reason
- Sosnowski, David. Rapture (a disease called angelism hits america)
- Soukup, Martha. The Arbitrary Placement of Walls (stories) (DreamHaven,
- Southon, A. E. The God of Gold: A Tale of the West African
Coast (lost city)
- Spedding, Alison. The Road and the Hills
--. A Cloud Over Water
--. The Streets of the City (sexist society)
- Spence, Catherine Helen. (1825-1910). Handfasted (not published until
--. A Week in the Future (1889)
(Spence was the first woman to stand for Parliament in Australia.)
- Spinrad, Norman. Bug Jack Barron (sexuality &
--. A World Between (sex war; queer characters; male & female separate
--. The Iron Dream
--. Child of Fortune
--. The Void Captain's Tale [related to Child of
- Sreenivasan, Jyotsna. The Moon Over Crete (YA, ages 8-). Time travel
to Crete, a society of equality between men and women.
- St. Clair, Margaret. Pseudonym Idris Seabright.
--. "Short in the Chest" (1954) under Seabright.
--. ** Change the Sky and Other Stories (1974).
--. "Short in the Chest" (1954) reprinted in Robert Silverberg's Alpha
--. ** The Dolphins of Altair
--. ** Three Worlds of Futurity (1956)
--. ** The Green Queen (1956)
--. ** The Games of Neith (1960)
--. ** Sign of the Labrys (1963)
--. The Dancers of Noyo (1973)
- Stabenow, Dana. (sf & mysteries)
- Stables, Gordon (W. Gordon Stables?). Annie o' the Banks o'
Dee (1899: White, London)
- Stackpole, Michael A. Blood of Kerensky series: (incest etc.)
--. Lethal Heritage
--. Blood Legacy
--. Lost Destiny
- Stacy, Ryder (Ryder Syversten and Jan Stacy)
- Stamey, Sara. Wild Card Run (Berkley, 1987). Win, Lose, Draw
(Ace, 1988). Double Blind (Ace, 1990).
- Stapledon, Olaf. Odd John
- Stapleford, Brian. Sexual Chemistry: Sardonic Tales of the Genetic Revolution.
(collection of short stories)
- Staton, Mary. From the Legend of Biel (1975)
- Stead, William Thomas. The Despised Sex: The Letters of
Callicrates to Dinoe, Queen of the Xanthians, concerning England and the
English, Anno Domini 1902 (1903: Reivew of Reviews Annual;
1903: Richards, London) (amazon visits London)
- Stebbing, W. Probable Tales (1899: Longmans Green,
London) (visits to other civilizations)
- Steele, Linda. (aka Linda Steele Uzquiano) Ibis: Witch Queen of the Hive
World (1985). A strange little book, in some ways very reminiscent of standard sexist
tropes of insect-like matriarchies; some retrograde comparisons between the matriarchy and
the depiction of the non-matriarchal society in which men are largely dominant; and a dynamic
in which the matriarchal race is comprised of very beautiful queens with pheromones
irresistible to human males. On the other hand, this story avoids some of the more
ridiculously sexist trademarks of similarly themed works. In some ways it was as if Steele
was using the old sexist trope, and tinkering with it just slightly to make it somewhat more
realistic from a feminist viewpoint. For instance, the female queen (Anii) is actually quite
happy to maintain the "dominant" role in sex, and doesn't feel the desire to be submissive to
her human male love (Padrec); Padrec, similarly, while unhappy about being, essentially, a
sex slave, is nevertheless not that unhappy about it, and is unhappy mostly from the
perspective of a free and individual human being, not from the perspective of thwarted
masculinity. In fact, the treatment of the sex slavery is handled quite interestingly: Anii
constantly reminds herself that Padrec's reactions are more akin to those of another queen
from her species being kept in captivity, and not like the reactions of the basically
non-sentient males of her species. Steele wasn't quite as successful in treating the sexist
plot realistically in terms of describing the female characters, who are all (apparently)
nubile, beautiful young things. The dominance/submission language, which is so often a
hallmark of old sexist narratives in which the female, encountering a true male, suddenly
feels an urge to be submissive, is somewhat modified. Anii sees open-mouthed kissing as a
submission gesture, for instance, but doesn't feel any need to be submissive herself;
instead, she uses it as an obvious show of dominance over Padrec. Anii's reflections on human
society may be nothing more than the alien perspective on preexisting sexism; but, in the
absence of any critique by Padrec of sexism in his own culture, feel more like an imposed
authorial perspective. -- LQ 2006/5/13
- Steiber, Ellen. Fangs of Evil
--. Shadow of the Fox
- Stein, Hank. Season of the Witch (1968) (body-swapping)
- Stein, Paul. Tarzan and the Amazons
(1977) (Superscope: 1977) (children's books)
- Stephens, Cleo. Valley of Yesterday (1963: Avalon, New
York) (woman finds lost tribe)
- Steussy, Marti. Dreams of Dawn. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988.
- Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net (1988).
--. Holy Fire
- Stevens, Frances (Francis?). (pseudonym for Gertrude Barrows
Bennett, born 1884; Stevens disappeared in the late 1930s.)
** The Heads of Cerberus or The Cerberus Heads (1919). Published
in 1919 as a serial in Street & Smith's The Thrill Book; re-issued
as a novel in 1953 by Polaris Press in a limited edition; reissued 1984 Carroll
--. "Friend Island" originally published in All Story Weekly (Sept.
7 1918). reprinted in 1970 in Sam Moskowitz's Under the Moons of Mars.
(about a world where women are the dominant sex)
--. "The Nightmare" (1917) First published work.
--. Sunfire (in Weird Tales, July/Aug.-Sept. 1923)
- Stevens-Arce, James. "Scenes from a Future Marriage"
- Stevenson, D. E. A World in Spell (1934)
- Stevermer, Caroline. The Serpent's Egg
--. A College of Magics
--. River Rats
- Stewart, Alex. Arrows of Eros (1989, New English Library: London).
Includes "Odd Attachment" by Iain M. Banks, "Iron Shoes" by Geraldine Harris, "Pamela's
Pursuit" by Kim Newman, "The Beautiful Biting Machine" by Tanith Lee, "The Palomino Boy" by Freda Warrington,
"Mela Worms" by Diana Wynne Jones, "The Song of Women" by Paul Kincaid, and "The Cat and the
Sleep Compiler" by Christina Lake (among others).
- Stine, Jean Marie. Season of the Witch
- Stirling, S. M. [Shirley Meier] Under the Yoke (lesbians)
- Stone, Beatrice. The Sensual Thread (Third Side Press: Chicago, 1994)
- Stone, Charlotte. Cheon of Weltanland: Book I: The Four Wishes. (1983).
Sort of like Fritz Leiber's Fafhrd & the Grey Mouser stories -- heroic fantasy -- but with a
lesbian (Cheon) as hero. A little more sexually explicit than Lieber and more into bondage.
Interesting editorial comments from the author give a different spin sometimes to Cheon's
actions and speech. -- lq
- Stone, Margaret Barbara. One of `Berrian's' Novels (or One of the
`Berrian's' Novels) (1890)
- Strickland, Brad.
- Strickland, W. W. Sacrifice, or, The daughter of the sun: a
prehistoric Arctic tragi-comedy for stage and cinematograph
(1920: Alfred, London)
- Stringer, Arthur. The Woman Who Couldn't Die
(1929: Bobbs-Merrill, Indianapolis)
- Sullivan, Caitlin and Kate Bornstein. Nearly Roadkill: An Infobahn Erotic
Adventure. High Risk / Serpent's Tail: London, 1996.
- Sullivan, Jerome. The Oglala Princess (1925: Stockwell,
- Sullivan, Mary. Earthquake 2099 (1997, ya earthquake disaster novel)
- Sullivan, Sheila. The Calling of Bara (1976)
- Sullivan, Tricia. Dreaming in Smoke
- Sussex, Lucy.
- Sutphen, Van Tassel. The Doomsman (1906)
- Sutton, Paralee Sweeten. White City: A Novel (1949:
Palopress, Palo Alto). (A bizarre utopia, very Christian-oriented, very
old-style utopia with a white heterosexual couple voyaging in a balloon to
the perfect city. -- lq 9/2000)
- Swain, Dwight V. "Drummers of Daugavo" in Fantastic
Adventures, March 1943. Amazon tribe has secret weapon; Nazis and
Americans try to steal it.
- Taine, Ted. "Woman's World" in Fantastic Adventures
(March, 1953). Extra-tall women rule the world; a normal man organizes a
- Tan, Cecilia, editor. Wired Hard 2: More Erotica for a Gay
(Circlet Press, 1997) ISBN 1-885865-11-2.
Includes Preface; "Technophile" by M. Christian; "The Jail of His Mind and
the Songs Within" by Eric Del Carlo; "Terminal Orgasm" by Tom Dickson; "At
A Party in Pasadena" by Mason Powell; "Angel Lust" by Gary Bowen; "Meteor
Shower" by David Lawrents; "Manipulation" by H. E. Phaiston; "Sending" by
Ralph Greco, Jr.; "Leashed Steel" by Steven Schwartz; "The Hetairai Turncoat"
by Karl-Renè Moore; "The Pass" by Steve Eller; and "The Changeling"
by Whitt Pond.
- Tarkington, Booth. "The Veiled Feminists of Atlantis."
Originally published in The Forum March 1926; republished in
Moskowitz' When Women
Rule, pp. 95-103. Anti-feminist sf; women in Atlantis take too
much power and cause Atlantis' destruction.
- Tarr, Judith. Hound & Falcon trilogy
- Taylor, L. A. ** The Blossom of Erda
--. The Fathergod Experiment (1999)
- Taylor, Lucy. Unnatural Acts and Other Stories
- Taylor, Robert Lewis. Adrift in the Boneyard (1947)
- Taylor, Sheila Ortiz. Spring Forward / Fall Back
("literary novel of timeless love" ... lesbian)
- Tem, Melanie. Desmodus (matriarchal society of
- Tenn, William. "Venus and the Seven Sexes" (1949)
--. "The Masculinist Revolt." Originally appeared in The Magazine of
Fantasy and Science Fiction, August, 1965; reprinted in Immodest Proposals: The
Complete Science Fiction of William Tenn, Volume I, edited by James A. Mann and Mary C.
Tabasko, pp. 213-237. (The NESFA Press, Framingham, MA: 2001, 1st Edition; ISBN
1-886778-19-1). Written 1961; published 1965. detailed synopsis & representative quotes
--. "Venus Is a Man's World." Originally appeared in The Girl with the
Hungry Eyes and Other Stories (1949).
- Tennant, Emma. The Adventures of Robina by Herself
--. ** Queen of Stones
--. Two Women of London (1989)
- Tenneshaw, S. M. "Queen of the Ice Men." Fantastic 11
(November 1949): 8-32; reprinted in Fantastic (Spring 1950): 8-32.
- Thomas, Sheree, editor. Dark Matter: A Century of
Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora
--. Anansi (journal)
- Tillyard, Aelfrida. Concrete: A Story of Two Hundred Years
- Tilton, Lois. Vampire Winter (1990)
- Tincker, Mary Agnes. San Salvador (1901) [Houghton
Mifflin: Boston, 1901] (lost race romance; utopian)
- Townsend, Larry. 2069+2
- Toynbee, Polly. Leftovers (1966)
- Traphagen, Katherine Ann. Anomaly Adventures (1999)
- Trevelyan, Julie K & Scott Brassart, Editors. Wilma Loves
Betty & Other Hilarious Gay & Lesbian Parodies (Alyson 1999)
- Tristán, Flora. a leading French feminist of 19th c.
traveled thru Peru & also wrote magical realism jounal etc.
- Tucker, Arthur Wilson. "Ice and Iron" (1974) - incompetent matrarichy not able to
handle the big challenges
- Tulip, J. "The Moon Goddess" (1945) 64 pp. (lost race novel
written for girls; bound with another story by E. Moss)
- Tunzillo, Mary. "The Guatemala Cure"
- Turk, H. C. Black Body
- Turner, George. Genetic Soldier (Morrow, 1994)
(shortlisted for 1994 Tiptree)
- Turner, W. J. "The Duchess of Popocatapetl" (1939)
- Tutuola, Amos. The Palm-Wine Drunkard [witches]
- Unitas (pseudonym). The Dream City (women have no political rights)
- Unknown. Woman Dominant. London: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd., 1930. Black
women keep men in a zombie-like state; white men end up overthrowing the matriarchal
- Updike, John. The Witches of Eastwick
- Valenzuela, Luisa. The Lizard's Tail
- van Greenaway, Peter. The Crucified City (1962)
- Van Scyoc, Sydney J. Sunwaifs
--. Star Mother (1976)
--. Sunstone Scrolls series
--. "A Visit to Cleveland General" (1968; reprinted in
Wollheim & Carr World's Best Science Fiction 1969, 1969)
--. many other novels
- Vance, Jack. The Dying Earth (women enslave men)
--. The Dirdir (1969) [males and females with
multiple sex organs]
--. The Green Pearl (queer characters; lyoness
- Van Vogt, A. E. "Discord in Scarlet" (1939) [alien lays eggs
in human hosts; legal]
- Varley, John. Titan & the rest of the Gaea trilogy. --.
short story "Manikins"
--. "The Barbie Murders." in Asimov's, February 1978; collected in
The Barbie Murders (1980: Berkley). Shortlisted for Retrospective Tiptree
--. Steel Beach
--. "Options" (women-only, sex change, short-story)
- Vassos, Ruth. Ultimo: An Imaginative Narration of Life
Under the Earth (1930)
- Vaughan, H. M. (Herbert M.) Meleager (1916) (women have
no political rights)
- Vaughan, Richard. "The Woman From Space" in Wonder Stories
Quarterly, Spring 1932. Two worlds -- one short on men, the other
short on women -- meet and get together.
- Verseau, Dominique. Yolanda, The Girl from Erosphere
(New York: Dell, 1975) (sf porno)
- Vicki. Sleeping Beauty: A Lesbian Fairy Tale (chapbook)
(Sojourner Truth Press, Atlanta, Georgia)
- Victor, Mrs. M. "The Brown Princess: A Tale of the Death
Canyon" (Sept. 1888; Sea and Shore Series #3)
- Vigilante, Mary. [Mary Vigilante Szydlowski] Aftermath Books
- Villiers de L'Isle-Adam, comte de, 1838-1889. Tomorrow's
Eve (translation of L'Eve future)
- Vincent, Lady Kitty. Lost World (1937)
- Vinicoff, Eric. Maiden Flight (1988)
- Vines, Sherard. Return, Belphegor! (1932)
fundamentalist takeover in England; more of a sort of comedic satire than
- Vinge, Vernor. Fire Upon the Deep
--. Marooned in Realtime
- Vivian, E. Charles. The Lady of the Terraces
--. Woman Dominant (1930) (matriarchal lost race)
- Volk, Gordon. The Isle of Men (1932)
- Von Harbou, Thea. Metropolis
- Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos
- Waitman, Katie. The Divided (1999) DelRey / Ballantine.
--. The Merro Tree
- Wallace, Doreen. Forty Years On (1958)
- Wallis, George C.; also used pseud. John Stanton.
--. The Jungle Goddess (1923) (based on a silent
--. The Last King of Atlantis, sequel to "The White
Queen of Atlantis", Pearson's Weekly, Extra Christmas Number (1896)
- Wallis, Velma. Two Old Women (The Women's Press, 1993)
- Walton, Evangeline. The Sword is Forged (1983)
- Warner, Susan. The Wide, Wide World (1878)
- Waterhouse, Elizabeth. The Island of Anarchy: A Fragment of History in the
20th Century (1887)
- Watson, H. C. M. Erchomenon; or the Republic of Materialism (1879)
(utopian novel; free love for both males & females; children fostered away from mothers)
- Watson, Ian. The Book of the River (first book of a trilogy) (1985?)
- Watson, Ian, and Judy Watson. The Woman Machine (published in France as
Orgasmachine) - hard-core porno / feminist revolution
- Watt-Evans, Lawrence. "Choice"
- Watts, Peter. Starfish (Tor, 1999)
- Weathers, Brenda. The House at Pelham Falls (Naiad: 1986) (lesbian ghost
--. Miss Pettibone and Miss McGraw (lesbian ghost story; Naiad Press, 1995)
- Webb, Jane. The Mummy! A Tale of the Twenty-Second Century (1827; Warne,
- Webb, Sharon. ** The Adventures of Terra Tarkington
- Weber, David. Honor Harrington books: Aurian
--. Dancer the Fifth
- Webster, F. A. M. (Frederick Aannesley Mitchell). The Land of the Forgotten
Women (1950) (a race of Valkyries)
--. Mubendi Girl (1935)
- Weinbaum, Helen. "Honeycombed Satellite" (1940)
- Weinbaum, Stanley G. "The Adaptive Ultimate" (1935) reprinted in The Best of
Stanley G. Weinbaum (1974).
--. "The Red Peri" (1935); Fantasy Press 1952
--. "Dawn of Flame" in Dawn of Flame and Other Stories (1936). About
the Black Margot, warrior queen.
--. The Black Flame (1948)
--. Claire Avery stories (female space pilot) (written in the
- Weisbrot, Robert. Xena Warrior Princess: The Official Guide to the
Xenaverse 0-385-49136-0 (98) Main Street Books / Doubleday
- Weldon, Fay. The Cloning of Joanna May (1990).
--. Darcy's Utopia (1991).
- A Well-Known Member of Parliament. When Woman Rules! A Tale
of the First Women's Government (1923) ... review & notes from the
- Wells, Catherine. Beyond the Gates (1999)
- Wells, H. G. A Modern Utopia (1905)
--. Men Like Gods
- Welsh, Lindsay. Second Sight (lesbian superhero solves
a mystery & defeats a fundamentalist homophobic plot. when she was turned
into a superhero she gained amazing powers of all sorts ...
including sexual -- lq 5/2002)
- Wentworth, K. D. Stars over Stars
--. Black on Black
- Wentworth, Robert O. "World Without Sex." Marvel Tales,
May 1940. [man hating future world; women rule]
- Wentworth-James, Gertie de S. Mr. Lynke (1925: London,
C. W. Daniel Co.) (a missing link person has survived to the modern age)
- West, Wallace G. "The Last Man." Originally published in
Amazing Stories February 1929; reprinted in The Pocket Book of
Science Fiction, edited by Donald Wollheim (New York: Pocket Books,
1943); republished in Moskowitz' When Women Rule, pp.
104-130. Anti-feminist sf; women have exterminated men in the far future;
women live in a hive-like world; a man is born accidentally and proves to
be an irresistible temptation to a woman.
- Weston, George. His First Million Women. New York:
Farrar and Rinehart, 1934.
- Weston, Susan. Children of the Light (St. Martin's,
1985). Post-holocaust US. Most men have mysteriously died; society is
continued in small enclaves visited by government men who impregnate the
women (and very young women). One young man is transported into this grim
future and makes a life with the women and children of a small village.
- Wherry, Edith. Jade Mountain (1926: Hutchinson) (lost
- White, T. H. Earth Stopped (1934)
--. Gone to Ground (1935)
- Wilhelm, Kate.
--. "The Planners" (1968).
--. The Downstairs Room (1968 collection)
--. "Somerset Dreams" in Damon Knight's Orbit 5 (1969).
--. "The Encounter" (1970) in Damon Knight's Orbit 8 (1970).
--. Margaret and I (1971).
--. "The Village" (1973).
--. The Infinity Box (1975 collection).
--. The Clewiston Test (1976: Farrar Straus
Giroux). Shortlisted for Retrospective Tiptree Award.
--. Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang (1976)
--. Somerset Dreams and Other Fictions (1978 collection)
--. "Forever Yours, Anna" (winner, 1986 Nebula Award)
--. The Hills are Dancing (1986)
--. Crazy Times (1987)
--. The Hamlet Trap (1988)
--. The Dark Door (1988)
--. Children of the Wind (1989 novella collection)
--. Cambio Bay (1990
--. Smart House
--. "Baby You Were Great"
- Willard, T.A. (Theodore Arthur). Bridge of the Rain Gods:
Princess of Chicen-itza, The Secret City of the Mayas (1930: Burrows,
- Williams, Karen. Nightshade. lesbian new age
mystery/fantasy with cats.
- Williams, Miles Sheldon. The Power of Ula
- Williams, Robert Moore. "World Without Men" in Amazing
Stories, June 1950. Amazon women have a city; wild men live on the
outside. Men win.
- Williams, Sherley Anne. Dessa Rose (1986)
- Williams, Tess. "And She Was the Word" Eidolon Winter
1996. Shortlisted for 1996 Tiptree.
--. Sea as Mirror (2000 HarperCollins, Voyager)
- Williamson, Jack. Dragon's Island (1951) (another race
lives among us)
--. The Green Girl (1930 serialized in
- Wilson, Anna. Hatching Stones (Onlywomen Press,
--. Altogether Elsewhere (Onlywomen Press, 1985)
- Wilson, Daniel. Boy Harry and Princess Sestos Merrh
(1927) (lost race romance)
- Wilson, F. Paul. Masque (1998) (gender-bending clone)
- Wilson, James. When the Women Reign (1909)
(anti-feminist fantasy of women ruling)
- Wilson, Jesse. When the Women Reign: 1930 (1908).
(Anti-feminist fantasy of women ruling.)
- Wilson, Richard, 1920-1987. The Girls from Planet 5
(1955). Ostensibly good-humored anti-feminist fantasy, of how women seem
competent to run the government but as soon as alien invaders come along
they need men to save them.
- Winch, Edgar. The Mountain of Gold (1928) (Marjorie
- Winslow, Belle Hagen. The White Dawn (1920: Augsburg,
Minneapolis) (lost tribe of Israel)
- Witcover, Paul. Waking Beauty (HarperPrism, 1997). Shortlisted for
- Wolf, Christa. Medea: A Modern Retelling. (1996:
- Wolfe, Gene. "The Ziggurat"
- Wood, Mrs. J. (pseud.) Pantaletta: A Romance of
Hesheland (1882: American News Co., New York) (anti-feminist lost
- Woolfe, Sue. Leaning Towards Infinity. Vintage, 1996.
Shortlistedfor 1996 Tiptree.
- Wrede, Patricia. Searching for Dragons: The Enchanted
- Wren, M. K. A Gift Upon the Shore
- Wren, P. C. The Disappearance of General Jason
(1940) (utopian island)
- Wright, Allen Kendrick. Dalleszona and the Seventh
- Wright, S. Fowler. Beyond the Rim (1932) (puritans
below the Arctic)
- Wright, Evan Jon. Beltravia
- Wylie, Philip. The Disappearance (1951). The sexes are
mysteriously separated and then rejoined.
- Wylwynne Kythe. (pseud. for M.E.F. Hyland) The Dream
Woman (1901: Unwin)
- Wyndham, John. [pseud. for John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris.] "Consider
Her Ways" (in Sometime, Never (or Sometimes, Never) (New York: Ballantine,
1956); reprinted in Damon Knight's A Science Fiction Argosy (1972). Future matriarchy
is antlike; and divided into workers, breeders, and warriors. Men are dead. Criticizes
treatment of 20th century women.
--. Trouble with Lichen (1960).
--. The Midwich Cuckoos (1957); reprinted as The Village of the
Damned (1961) (human women impregnated with evil alien babies)
- Wyss, Heidi. Gormglaith. "Radical third wave feminist separatist sf set in
a plausible future with a Celtic bent." Available online at http://www.literateweb.com/wyss.htm .
- Yaches, E. Bruce. "Land of the Matriarchs" in Fantastic Adventures,
March 1953. Woman from all-female group in Venus is rescued from a monster
by a man.
- Yefremov, Ivan. Andromeda (1959)
- Young, F. E. The War of the Sexes (1905) All men except one are dead.
- Yourell, Agnes Bond. A Manless World (1891)
Check the Women SF Writers Index Maggie Nadler. Lin
Nielson. Brenda Pierce. Aladra Septama (Judson W. Reeves). Leslie F. Stone.
Louise Hansen Taylor. Elizabeth Marshall Thomas. Mary Agnes Tinckner.
Under the Healing Sign.
Vamps: An Illustrated History of the Femme Fatale
The Women Poets of Science Fiction (Ocean View Books, 1987)
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