Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.
(? - ) Australian-born author, in USA for many years, and in the Netherlands from about 2005; her sf novel Flesh & Wires (2015) moves sharply from a conventional beginning – an Alien Invasion has created a Ruined Earth – into a long but active scrutiny of the culture subsequently created by a small group of survivors in a Keep-like Connecticut village, almost all of its inhabitants being female (see Feminism; Women in SF). The arrival of a manned Spaceship alarms the women's Genetically Engineered leader, and her complex responses to challenges – milder than though reminiscent of those faced in Joanna Russ's "When It Changed" (in Again, Dangerous Visions, anth 1972, edited by Harlan Ellison) – governs the development of the tale. Enough remains unresolved at the end to arouse hopes of a sequel. [JC]
- Flesh & Wires (Seattle, Washington: Aqueduct Press, 2015) [pb/Jackie Hatton and Kathryn Wilham]
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