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Title: Kicking Against the Pricks. "The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction" by Justine Larbalestier. [review]
Authors: Sussex, Lucy
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Publishing
Issue Date: Feb-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Sussex, Lucy 2003. Kicking Against the Pricks. Review of "The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction" by Justine Larbalestier. 'Australian Book Review', No 248, February, 48.
Series/Report no.: No 248
Abstract: "The Battle of the Sexes" is a book about a literary genre's development, that genre having several unique features. Once literary criticism of SF was defensive, justifying its existence; now presses such as Wesleyan issue science fiction 'classics'. Similarly, studies of SF have now moved beyond the literature to the cultural context of the genre. "The Battle of the Sexes" is about writing and also reading, and the relationship between SF fans and their favourite literature. As Larbalestier shows, one aspect of this interaction was gender; and it was something about which the readership (male and female) could be highly critical.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1364
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 248 - February 2003

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