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Joanna Russ

Gwyneth Jones


Joanna Russ (1937-2011) was an outstanding writer, critic, and theorist of science fiction at a time when female writers were marginal to the genre, and very few women, perhaps only Judith Merril and Joanna herself, had significant influence on the field. In her university teaching and in her writing she championed the integration of new social models and higher literary standards into genre works. In her review columns for the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction she dissected the masters of the New Wave with appreciation, wit, and incisive intelligence. Her experimental novel The Female M ... More

Keywords: Joanna Russ, critic, theorist, New Wave, experimental, The Female Man, feminist, science fiction, foundation, lesbian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780252042638
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5622/illinois/9780252042638.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gwyneth Jones, author