Not a blog really - more like a record of what I've read and what I think about it.
Probably not too interesting to anyone besides me :-)
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Native Tongue (Suzette Hayden Elgin)
Loved it, loved it, loved it. An interesting piece of feminist science fiction with an exploration of how language defines and therefore creates our reality. It's also my favorite kind of science fiction - an extended counterfactual that explores an alternate reality where women are brought (forcibly) back to hearth and home and young boys now think the idea that women could be doctors or lawyers is a great joke.
Anyway, I got this from ILL so I didn't have time to read it as carefully as I wanted to - but I'll be ordering my own copy of this book (as well as the other two in the triology) very soon.