David Brin. Glory Season
Most of David Brin's material does not deal with feminist issues,
although he does sometimes (often) portray women in non-stereotypical or
non-sexist ways. Glory Season, however, is a direct exploration of
a gender-pivotal society. The basic premise is that a group of feminist
women in the far future elected to create a nearly-all-female society
based on cloning. Men are a part of the society because they were
discovered to be biologically necessary to creating a natural clone. The
work does not per se advocate feminist positions, however, and a
good argument can be made that many elements of the book are actually
rather sexist. The book seems to be Brin's working out of
feminist-separatism, and he manages to explore some interesting ideas re:
biology. So, while the book will probably not be considered feminist, it
is, I think, of interest to readers who enjoy separatist fiction,
adventures, or discussions of gender.
-- lq, 5/26/95. Revised 02/16/96; 6/3/96; 6/20/96; 5/27/97.
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