Femspec Vol 10, Issue 1, 2009
Excerpts from: The quotes on the back cover from this issue are from Miss MacIntosh, My Darling. In the seventies, I studied writing in NYC with Marguerite Young, the author of the picaresque, psychological novel of the road from which these quotes derive — a journey of the human spirit in which a grown woman looks for her lost nanny who had abandoned her as a child depicting a search for a bizarre reality in a fascinating world intertwining illusion and nightmare that had been heralded by international underground readers as the Arabian Nights of American life. Li Weinbaum's review of Going Under keeps up our connection to the fantasy genre, and her review of The Gay Gene Discovery (GLG, 2008) will keep our readers abreast of futuristic SF caricaturizing the Clinton family with Hillary as Lady President, and Ellen Generous as psychiatric social worker, and where AIDS activist, Linda Jones Feinberg, depicts an analysis of a society threatened by a wave of abortion of gay fetuses.
Letter from a Friend
ROBERT VON DER OSTEN
REBEKAH SHELDON. "Reproductive Futurism and Feminist Rhetoric: Joanna Russ’s We Who Are About To..."
BATYA WEINBAUM. "Interview with Nava Semel"
NAVA SEMEL. "Excerpt from IsraIsland"
NAVA SEMEL. "Excerpt from And the Rat Laughs"
M. ELIZABETH GINWAY. "Finisia Fideli: Finding the Voice in Brazilian Science Fiction"
FINISIA FIDELI. "The Resurrection of Lazarus"
PHEBE BEISER. "Banaras, a First-Timer's View"
SELECTIONS FROM BANARES ART CULTURE. The Art Gallery (editorial notes by Batya Weinbaum)
MEG EASLING. "Life as Art and Journey: Keeping the Vision"
MIRIAM MOSS. "Where I Stand: Wiscon 2009"
BARBARA ARDINGER. "Review of Dina Lenkovic"
RITCH CALVIN. "Review of Distances"
PHILLIPA KAFKA. "Review of Mothers and Other Monsters"
GLORIA ORENSTEIN. "Review of Chicana Art"
DEREK R. SWEET. "Review of Seers, Witches, and Psychics on Screen"
KYRA GLASS VON DER OSTEN. "Review of Milk"
LI WEINBAUM. "Review of Going Under"
"Review of The Gay Gene"
ANTOINETTE WINSTEAD. "Review of Technologized Desire"
Books and Media Received