Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Review Live

My latest review, this one of Meg Elison's two books, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife and The Book of Etta, is now live over at Strange Horizons.

Three of the issues examined in this book—as well as in its sequel, The Book of Etta—are, first, the status of women in the post-apocalyptic world; and second, the question of whether and to what extent women should use violence to defend themselves; and finally, the subject of gender and identity.


Anonymous said...

Very good review!
I'm a lurker on your blog and haven't commented before, but I really enjoy your book posts (the other posts, too, but I get interesting new reading material from your book posts, which is always welcome). I found the Meg Elison books through your blog and like them a lot - very thought provoking. I'm also waiting for the third book to come out - I didn't much like the Ommum community as it is in the second book. It'll be interesting to see how it evolves.

delagar said...

Thank you!

Elison is wonderful, isn't she?