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Deconstructing the StarshipsScience, Fiction and Reality$
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Gwyneth Jones

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780853237839

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.001.0001

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The Lady and the Scientists

The Lady and the Scientists

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Deconstructing the Starships

Gwyneth Jones


This essay appeared in Strange Plasma, and was originally read at a meeting of the Preston Speculative Fiction Group. It discusses the representation of female writers in literature, focusing specifically on female science fiction writers in modern literature. The essay provides an understanding of how social comment is foregrounded in science fiction and takes a close look at the historical relationship between science fiction and feminism.

Keywords:   English Literature, Literary Criticism, Science Fiction, Fantasy Writing, 20th Century Literature, Contemporary Literature, Feminism, Feminist Science Fiction, Feminist Writing, Women Writers

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