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Stewart, Jean

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1953-    ) US author of the Women of Isis sf sequence, beginning with Return to Isis (1992) and ending (in mid-narrative) with Return to Isis (1992). The sequence, set in a Ruined Earth venue in a manner that evokes the Planetary Romance, is a forcefully articulated presentation of a world in which a lesbian state (see Gender; Sex) can gain and retain autonomy. This venue, a distant Near Future transformation of America, is divided basically into two states: Elysium, run by patriarchal males who enslave women as breeders; and the Freelander territories, where (specifically) lesbians, but also other ethnic or gender minorities, attempt to live in peace. Schisms and external threats make this difficult to achieve; but as the series stands, clearly possible in the end. [JC]

Jean Stewart

born Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: 1953



Women of Isis

  • Return to Isis (Huntington Station, New York: Rising Tide Press, 1992) [Women of Isis: pb/]
  • Isis Rising (Huntington Station, New York: Rising Tide Press, 1993) [Women of Isis: pb/Evelyn Rysdyk]
  • Warriors of Isis (Huntington Station, New York: Rising Tide Press, 1994) [Women of Isis: pb/Evelyn Rysdyk]
  • Winged Isis (Tallahassee, Florida: Bella Books, 2001) [Women of Isis: pb/]
  • Wizard of Isis (Tallahassee, Florida: Bella Books, 2004) [Women of Isis: pb/]


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