Multcolib My Librarian Rachael: Worlds built by women

China Mountain Zhang
China Mountain Zhang By McHugh, Maureen F. Book - 1997 SF MCHUGH Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 7 copies

Annotation:In a China-dominated future, a young gay man grows from being ashamed to being himself. A well-imagined world with excellent characters.

Mara and Dann
Mara and Dann An Adventure By Lessing, Doris Book - 2000 FICTION LESSING 2000 Available in some locations

Annotation:Thousands of years in the future two siblings travel one step at a time through a world made incredibly harsh by environmental disasters.

Kabu Kabu
Kabu Kabu By Okorafor, Nnedi Book - 2013 SF OKORAFOR 2013 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:A collection of science fiction stories that explore the future of Africa from World Fantasy Award winner Okorafor.

Oryx and Crake
Oryx and Crake A Novel By Atwood, Margaret Book - 2004 FICTION ATWOOD 2004 Available in some locations Holds: 3 on 13 copies

Annotation:A novel of the future that explores a world that has been devastated by ecological and scientific disasters.

Woman on the Edge of Time
Woman on the Edge of Time By Piercy, Marge Book - 1983 FICTION PIERCY 1983 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:Connie Ramos, a Chicana woman in her mid-thirties, living in New York and labeled insane, committed to a mental institution, is able to communicate with the year 2137.

Cordelia's Honor
Cordelia's Honor By Bujold, Lois McMaster Book - 1999 SF BUJOLD 1999 Available in some locations

Annotation:A young female captain of a exploring space ship is taken captive by a militaristic society. Wonderful world-building, part of Bujold's far-reaching Vorkosigan saga.

The Margarets
The Margarets By Tepper, Sheri S. Book - 2007 SF TEPPER Available in some locations

Annotation:Margaret is the only human on Mars, so she invents imaginary Margarets to keep her company. They become real Margarets, and she must find them.

The Inheritance and Other Stories
The Inheritance and Other Stories By Lindholm, Megan Book - 2011 FICTION LINDHOLM 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Collects previously published and new short works written under both of Robin Hobb's/Megan Lindholm's pseudonyms, with brief notes by the author prefacing every piece that offers insight into the story's origin.

Wild Seed
Wild Seed By Butler, Octavia E. Book - 2001 SF BUTLER 2001 Available in some locations

Annotation:Anyanwu is all that is female: She can birth tribes, heal with kisses, and transform into anything she forces herself to be. Doro is all that is male: He possesses, seduces, hunts, and kills raising armies and bending empires to his will. One cannot die, the other cannot be killed.

The Dispossessed
The Dispossessed A Novel By Le Guin, Ursula K. Book - 2003 SF LEGUIN Available in some locations

Annotation:Shevek, a brilliant physicist from the anarchist moon Anarres, risks his life by traveling to the mother planet of Urras in the hope of offering wisdom to its inhabitants and to reunite the two long-alienated worlds.

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