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Partners in Wonder: Women and the Birth of Science Fiction, 1926-1965 by Eric Leif Davin
Review by Ernest Lilley
Lexington Books Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 0739112678
Date: 28 December, 2005 List Price $28.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

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If you thought that SF has been a bastion of male privilege since it had life breathed into its form in the 1800s, and especially if that thought annoys you, then you've got to read Partners in Wonder. In its very readable four hundred odd pages, author Eric Leif Davin, a lecturer in the dept. of History at the University of Pittsburgh, goes over the history of the field and brushes away the dust of reconstructed history (laid by both misogynist and feminist alike) to show that not only have women been writing SF since they arguably created the field, but that the real conspiracy has been to pretend it wasn't so. It's only one side of the coin, of course, but it's a side that has been long overdue for examination. At least I know what I can nominate for Related Book Hugo this year (Partners in Wonder was published in December 2005))

(Source: Lexington Books)

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