"Good anthology"

The title misled this reviewer and will probably do likewise for many readers who will believe that the collection consists of works by female authors using male pseudonyms. Instead, women with no gender disguises write the tales, but the lead character is supposed to be a man providing a male's first person narrative.

That aside, the anthology is fun to read though there is little gender bending in most of the stories (no pregnant Mork from Ork). In fact the jobs, with one Holy exception, tilt in percentage towards the male, but women hold many of them in real life too. Fans will enjoy the stories as solid science fiction that run much of the gamut, but the gimmick fails dismally to bring out any unique revelations.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 20, 2003


They're not men. (But that won't stop them from writing SF like men.) That's the premise of this highly original collection of new short stories-written from the viewpoint of the opposite sex.


Women Writing Science Fiction As Men
by Editor Mike Resnick

Daw Books
June 3, 2003
ISBN #0756401488
320 pages
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