Showing posts with label Joanna Russ. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Joanna Russ. Show all posts

Monday, August 24, 2009

Paperback 280: The Female Man / Joanna Russ (Bantam Q8765)

Paperback 280: Bantam Q8765 (PBO, 1975)

Title: The Female Man
Author: Joanna Russ
Cover artist: uncredited

Yours for: $15

Best things about this cover:

  • "See, you thought I was a woman, but under these boobs ... no, wait, under these boobs ..."
  • You decide: crazy red hair that conveniently hides her (apparently faux) vagina? or monstrous red pubic hair that is attempting to eat her head?
  • "Dad, this stripper is scaring me. Can we go home now?"

Best things about this back cover:

  • "Reality Times 3" — sounds like a very bad educational / religious rap act.
  • Passive voice cavalcade in that fourth sentence is setting my teeth on edge.
  • Apparently a reference to Philip Wylie's "The Disappearance" meant something to someone at some point.

Page 123~

I want love. (she dropped her paper cup of lemonade and covered her face with her hands.)

Wow, they really screwed up her order.


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