Dalcher, Christina

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(?1968-    ) US theoretical linguist and author whose first novel Vox (2018) intensifies (if possible) the Dystopian nightmare of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale (1985) through the depiction of a Near Future America where females are allowed to speak only 100 words a day; the penalties for disobedience are sadistic (see Crime and Punishment; Feminism; Women in SF). A certain allegorical thinness typical of Mainstream Writers of SF is both abandoned and affirmed in the second half of the tale, when groups of women rebel with an ease that seems implausible. [JC]

Christina Dalcher




  • Vox (New York: Berkley Books, 2018) [hb/]


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