The Female ManBook - 1986
"Living in an altered past that never saw the end of the Great Depression, Jeannine, a librarian, is waiting to be married. Joanna lives in a different version of reality: she's a 1970s feminist trying to succeed in a man's world. Janet is from Whileaway, a utopian earth where only women exist. And Jael is a warrior with steel teeth and catlike retractable claws, from an earth with separate--and warring--female and male societies. When these four women meet, the results are startling, outrageous, and subversive"--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, 1986, ©1975
Branch Call Number: SciFic Russ
Characteristics: 213 p. ; 21 cm
From Library Staff
Okay, to be quite honest, I don't love Joanna Russ's writing style, but this is pretty much THE feminist sci-fi book that Handmaid's Tale is often compared to.
From the critics