In this major study of the work of Joanna Russ, Jeanne Cortiel gives a clear introduction to the major feminist issues relevant to Russ’s work and assesses its development. The book will be especially valuable for students of SF and feminist SF, especially in its concern with the function of woman-based intertextuality. Although Cortiel deals principally with Russ’s novels, she also examines her short stories, and the focus on critically neglected texts is a particularly valuable feature of the study.
Jeanne Cortiel offers a single author study of Joanna Russ's works in the context on the history of late-twentieth-century feminism. The book is well written and elegantly argued ...
Science Fiction Studies