Title: The Female Man
Author: Joanna Russ
I turned into a man.
I had been a man before, but only briefly and in a crowd.
What intrigues me about this book is that it deals with gender and parallel worlds; one society with an alternate history to our own, the other where there is only one sex - the female man. My WIP Cosmic Seed also deals with the blurring of genders, so The Female Man will be an interesting read.
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read.
- Open to a random page.
- Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others.
- Share the title and author too so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers.
“Now look here, Ruskie. I don’t know and don’t care why you and these . . .these people are here and why none of them are eating and why there’s a sign advertising the end of the world, but what I do want is some answers to some of my questions. Where is your underground bunker and how do you get us in there?” Hank waved the gun around in front of Oleg’s face and, as an afterthought, remembered to release the safety. This was not going to end well.
Dining In Hell is part of Wicked East Press's A Wicked Bag of Horror Tales Anthology and was published last week. The way the anthology came together was unusual. Each writer was asked to submit a horror story prompt and was then given someone else's prompt. The prompt I was given was, 'The run-down diner on a lost highway holds the horror within.' The final twist was that you had to write yourself into the story. The MC in my story is called Ellie and is English. Although she is quite different to me, I'd like to think I would have her survival instincts if I was ever faced with the horrors she experienced.
Do you have any books or stories you'd like to tease us with?