As a feminist and an author, I know a bit of something about wanting to get a message out while at the same time needing to tell an engaging story. A fan of Pamela Sargent, I was hoping her editorial skills might be excellent as well in this collection of ten science fiction stories about medical and biological changes.
By and large the stories were not engaging, often sacrificing characters and interesting plots for long treatises on the mechanics or worse yet narrative that wandered yet didn't offer solid science or even pseudo-scientific explanations for the societies we were attempting to submerge ourselves into. There are some big names in this book -- Pohl, Le Guin, Lafferty, and Anderson just to mention a few -- yet none of these stories stuck with me for more than a few minutes.
- Publisher: Vintage (1976)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0394713664
- ISBN-13: 978-0394713663
- Package Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.2 x 2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 227 g
- Customer Reviews: 1 customer rating