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The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction - Justine Larbalestier I read the introduction, then skimmed bits of the rest. I wanted it as context for Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century, but I disagree (very mildly) with its very premise, that is, the construction--indeed, explicit reification--of a battle-of-the-sexes subgenre. So, um. And unlike Larbalestier, I began by reading older SF when I was quite young; she observes that she began by reading then-contemporary work, much of it by women. It's interesting to eavesdrop upon someone else's admittedly reasonably researched history of a strand of SF, but I have my own framework (overlapping much of that period) already....

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