Joanna Russ, best known for her novel The Female Man, is a prolific author who is universally regarded as one of the finest science fiction novelists of the past 50 years. She combines a feminist perspective with a sophisticated style.
"This is an important science fiction novel." --The New York Times Book Review
"One of the pioneers and luminaries of women's science fiction!"--K.A. Laity, MS. Magazine "If this were a film it could be one of Peckinpah's, violent, self-indulgent, obsessively contemptuous of humanity, nihilistic and fascinating."--Publishers Weekly "Wesleyan University Press, fortunately, has seen fit to reissue [We Who Are About To...] in a handsome trade-paperback edition. ... This is an important book. Read it afresh and let it speak to you."--New York Review of Science Fiction "Despite her small output - five novels, four short story collection and a novella - Russ's achievement was huge. Noted for her contribution to feminist science fiction, Russ's power also lies in her critique of the science fiction dream, particularly immortality among the stars."--BBC Radio 4, Seriously... "10 Women Who Changed Science Fiction," web tie-in to Herland radio documentary