In a field dominated by men during her time, Joanna Russ not only broke the glass ceiling in turns of writing science fiction but also offering a critique of the genre.
A radical feminist and academic, Russ is now known for her unique, seminal thinking while also being an entertaining science fiction novelist who wrote challenging stories loaded with passion and wit.
What’s more, she was an out lesbian who was not afraid to let the world know who she was, while the few women who wrote SF during her time had to hide using male pseudonyms (like Alice Sheldon a.k.a. James Tiptree, Jr.).
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