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Review: David Brin's Glory Season

David Brin. Glory Season

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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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