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Sarah LeFanu

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Sarah LeFanu

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Full Name: Antoinette Sarah LeFanu
Born: August 6, 1953
Aberdeen, Scotland
Occupation: Editor, Writer
Nationality: Scottish


Scottish academic long in England whose Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind, edited with Jen Green, provided a forum for Women SF Writers. The Feminism illustrated in that book could serve readers as a backdrop for In the Chinks of the World Machine: Feminism and Science Fiction, her solid nonfiction analysis of the work of several contemporary sf writers, most notably Suzy McKee Charnas, Ursula K Le Guin, Joanna Russ and James Tiptree Jr, the UK title being a quote from the latter's "The Women Men Don't See". Through readings of some acuteness, Lefanu argues that Genre SF has provided a conceptual opportunity for women writers to speak in their own autonomous voices, unimprisoned by the patriarchal modes dominant in more "normal" literatures. Writing Fantasy Fiction is an untaxing but clear nonfiction guide.

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