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A Neglected Adventure Story of the First Water,
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This review is from: The Adventures of Alyx (Mass Market Paperback)
Joanna Russ wrote this as a reaction to the multiplicity of adventure stories where the hero is male and the females are two-dimensional bimboes whose only function is bedwarming and rescue-material. This heroine is a solid "slightly inept Greek thief" whose adventures span a very long time and space indeed. The touchstone of a good story is whether it reads well aloud. This one does! If this story does not make you gasp and bring tears (sometimes of laughter) to your eyes, you are made of wood or stone. The question why this story has not yet been made into a film/movie continues to puzzle me. Read this! It may not change your life, but it will enchant and amuse you.