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.​

Editorial Remarks


BATYA WEINBAUM 

Letter from a Friend


ROBERT VON DER OSTEN 

Essays


REBEKAH SHELDON. "Reproductive Futurism and Feminist Rhetoric: Joanna Russ’s We Who Are About To..."

Interview


BATYA WEINBAUM. "Interview with Nava Semel" 

Fiction


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" 

Poetry


PHEBE BEISER. "Banaras, a First-Timer's View" 

"Celebrating Holi" 

"Encountering Kali" 

Art


SELECTIONS FROM BANARES ART CULTURE. The Art Gallery (editorial notes by Batya Weinbaum) 

MEG EASLING. "Life as Art and Journey: Keeping the Vision" 

Conference Coverage


MIRIAM MOSS. "Where I Stand: Wiscon 2009" 

Reviews


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

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