A Woman's Liberation

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A Woman's Liberation
A Womans Liberation.jpg
Author Connie Willis and Sheila Williams, editors
Original title A Woman's Liberation
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science Fiction
Publisher Warner Aspect
Publication date
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 302 pp
ISBN 0-446-67742-6
OCLC 45917055
813/.0876208352042 21
LC Class PS648.F4 W65 2001

A Woman's Liberation: A Choice of Futures By and About Women is a collection of science fiction stories edited by the author Connie Willis and Sheila Williams.[1] Each story was originally published in Asimov's Science Fiction and/or Analog Science Fiction and Fact magazines.



Critical reception has been positive.[2] Strange Horizons gave the anthology a positive review, writing "Generally, when I review anthologies, I find a few outstanding stories, a large number of good stories, and one or two clinkers. This anthology delivered ten outstanding stories -- not a clinker in the bunch."[3] Publishers Weekly gave a more mixed but ultimately positive review, commenting that it "brings little new to the table, but it does assemble excellent work by sci-fi luminaries" and that it could be that the "familiarity of the stories in this anthology signals women's entrenchment in the genre."[4]

The Women's Review of Books was also mixed, and stated that they felt that the pieces chosen were fairly random "as though any old works by women would do if they happened to be set on other planets. Stories that really tackle "liberation" are few and far between. Not many of the pieces go beyond the superficial." They also felt that it was rather tame in comparison to Maureen McHugh's Nekropolis, which had released around the same time.[5]


  1. ^ Brissett, Jennifer Marie. "MIND MELD: What Science Fiction Books Should Be in Every Fan's Library? (Part 1)". SF Signal. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "A Woman's Liberation: A Choice of Futures by and about Women. (review)". Booklist. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Justice, Faith L. "The Second Sex and Science Fiction: A Woman's Liberation: A Choice Of Futures By And About Women, edited by Connie Willis and Sheila Williams". Strange Horizons. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "A WOMAN'S LIBERATION: A Choice of Futures by and About Women (review)". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 30 June 2015. 
  5. ^ Minkowitz, Donna (March 2002). "Review: New Worlds, Old Conflicts". The Women's Review of Books. 19 (6): 9–10. doi:10.2307/4023953. JSTOR 4023953.