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A Little Light Shed on: Into Darkness Peering | Janice Bogstad

Imagine a Fish | Darko Suvin

Juneteenth | Christina Springer

Margins Made Visible | Earl Pike

Sex Role Reversals in Star Trek's Planets of
Women as Indices of Second Wave Media Protest
| Batya Weinbaum

The Surrealist Cosmovision of Bridget Tichenor | Gloria Orenstein

Transcending Gender: Challenging the Binary Divide at the Third International

Congress on Sex and Gender | Mary Fambrough

WisCon 22 and the (Not So) Secret Feminist Cabal | William Clemente


Beast | Ruth Knafo Setton

Made in Canada | Nancy Johnston

No Place, the Good Place, a New Place | Sylvia Kelso

Reception of Fairy Tale Motifs in Texts by
Twentieth-Century German Women Writers 
| Barbara Mabee

Revelation 24:12 | Linda Eisenstein

Surrealist Women | Gloria Orenstein

The First FEMSPEC Salon: NWSA Albuquerque | Batya Weinbaum

Two Reviews | Liisa Hake

Women Alone, Men Alone: Single-Sex Utopias | Brian Attebery

Writer's Respite at Wiscon '99 | Phoebe Wray


Coyote Wants a Baby and Father Coyote | Stephanie Sellers


"All That You Touch You Change": Utopian Desire
and the Concept of Change in Octavia Butler's
Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents 
| Partricia Melzer

Journey through Mlle. De Scudery’s Carte de Tendre | Gloria Orenstein


Bluestockings Beware: Cultural Backlash and the
Reconfiguration of the Witch in Popular
Nineteenth-Century Literature
| Linda Holland Toll

Cartesian Nuts: Rewriting the Platonic Androgyne
in Angela Carter’s Japanese Surrealism 
| Scott A. Dimovitz

Crone's Revenge | Carole Spearin McCauley

Gender Issues in The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction | Beverly Bow

Orion | Kathie Austin

Phenomenal Women: The Shape-Shifter
Archetype in Postcolonial Magical Realist Fiction 
| Megan Musgrave

Quiescent | Sharon King

Review of Having a Good Cry: Effeminate
Feelings and Pop-Culture Forms 
| Erin A. Smith

Review of Slayage: The On-line International
Journal of Buffy Studies 
| Tonya Cochran

Review of The Song of the Goddess | Lynne Reed

Space Opera: Melodrama, Feminism And The Women Of Farscape | Carlen LaVigne

Taking Out the Trash: Octavia E. Butler’s Wild
Seed and the Feminist Voice in American SF 
| Andrew Deman


Derailed But Not Defeated | Helen M. Bannon

Growing Thick Skin: One Consequence of Discrimination | Tina Andres

Memoir and Non-Fiction Narrative: Growing Thick Skin | Tina Andres

New Blood | Gina Wisker

Professor/Mother: The Uneasy Partnership | Ruth Panofsky

Memoirs of an Academic Career | Batya Weinbaum

What to Do When You Are Stuck at Toxic U:
Strategies for Avoidance, Salvage, and Survival 
| Linda Holland Toll


Everlasting Love | Gina Wisker

Remembered if Outlived | Grace Sikorski

The Tide Projectile Transportation Co. | Will H. Gray

O'Keeffe | Robert Van Der Orsten

O'Keeffe: The Cliff Chimneys | Robert Van Der Orsten

Vibing with Holly: examining the transformative power of the speculative

and utopian lyrics of We Came to Sing! by Holly Near with

emma's revolution | Batya Weinbaum

Review of Beauty Has Her Way... | Maia Butler

Review of Heretical Hellenism | Marie Hendry

Review of Frankly, My Dear | Jennifer Page

Review of Best Erotic Fantasy and Science Fiction | Winter Elliott

Finding Meaning in Personal Ceremony; a Book for its Time | Suzanne Zahrt Murphy

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