Talk:Houston, Houston, Do You Read?

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Plot summary[edit]

This happens to be one of my favorite sci-fi novellas, so I decided to expand the stub. It is my first attempt at a book plot summary, so those who have also read the book should feel free to correct, truncate or expand, deobfuscate, clarify, NPOV-ize, and generally improve my feeble attempt. In fact, I insist on it! StanislavJ 20:20, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

A splendid summary, which covers all the points, I reckon. Thanks.
As this is also one of my favourite novellas, and my favourite Tiptree, please forgive a small niggle: the main Tiptree page describes the future civilisation as consisting of a 'somewhat colorless and ruthless society of female clones'.
For me, the message implicit in both 'Houston' and the equally extraordinary 'The Women Men Don't See' is just how horrible it is for many women living in a male-dominated world. As a male, and I'm very grateful to Allie for showing me this.
Far from 'colorless and ruthless', these women were responding sensibly and rationally to a very real and deadly threat. The behaviour of the men, in contrast, makes it pretty clear that their own response to a similar situation would probably be less careful and more bloody.
As you point out, the future all-female civilisation turns out to be entirely happy without men. Precisely why they are so content is made plain by the deranged behaviour of the chemically disinhibited Sunbird crew. I'd like to have seen these points given a bit more emphasis - which I think they deserve. I confess I have no idea how, though. --Cdavis999 (talk) 22:11, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

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