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Bright Futures Sci-Fi Book Club: The Female Man

Monday, Mar 30 2020
19:00 - 21:00
Book Club
location: Lighthouse - Edinburgh’s Radical Bookshop43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, West Lothian, EH8 9DB

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**The Female Man is a feminist sci-fi novel that provides a contrast with present-day heteronormativity. **

_Joanna’s world is recognisable; it’s very much like ours. So is Jeannine’s - except that in hers the Second World War never happened, the Great Depression is still going on, and inequality is even more rampant. But Janet’s world is rather different. On the planet Whileaway there is no problem of relations between the sexes because there is only one. Janet is unfettered, she is free to lead her life as she wants, as an able and competent being, as a female man. _

Joanna Russ was born in New York and was educated at Cornell University and Yale Drama School. She was a professor at the University of Washington. She won the Nebula Award in 1972 for her short story ‘When it Changed’ and the Hugo Award in 1983 for her novella Souls. She received the Pilgrim Award in 1988 for her Sci-Fi criticism.

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**The book is available from the bookshop, and book-clubbers get 10% off on the book! **

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**Readers don’t have to buy the bookclub book from the shop, however we do rely on those books ales to be able to keep the event & refreshments free, to pay our booksellers for their time prepping & running book clubs and to keep the lights on. Please do NOT buy your books from Am*z*on (including their kindles!), if you cannot afford to buy the book then PLEASE support your local library. **

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