The Gate to Women's Country

10 best books like The Gate to Women's Country (Sheri S. Tepper): The Handmaid's Tale, Parable of the Sower, The Fifth Sacred Thing, Native Tongue, The Stone Diaries, Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future, Ammonite, Beggars in Spain, A Door Into Ocean, A Complicated Kindness

AuthorMargaret Atwood
Offred is a Handmaid in the Republic of Gilead. She may leave the home of the Commander and his wife once a day to walk to food markets whose signs are now pictures instead of words because women are no longer allowed to read. She must lie on her back once a month and pray that the Commander makes her pregnant,...
AuthorOctavia E. Butler
In 2025, with the world descending into madness and anarchy, one woman begins a fateful journey toward a better future.

Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s...
The Fifth Sacred Thing
11/2015 I live in the sweetness of this book, whether I am reading it or not. There are times when I need this book the way I need air. This has been one of those times. I slipped into it the way Madrone slipped into Sara's pool, unable to resist, entirely yielding myself to the narrative. It's prose that speaks...
AuthorSuzette Haden Elgin
Called "fascinating" by the New York Times upon its first publication in 1984, Native Tongue won wide critical praise and cult status, and has often been compared to the futurist fiction of Margaret Atwood. Set in the twenty-second century, the novel tells of a world where women are once again property,...
The Stone Diaries
AuthorCarol Shields
The Stone Diaries is one ordinary woman's story of her journey through life. Born in 1905, Daisy Stone Goodwill drifts through the roles of child, wife, widow, and mother, and finally into her old age. Bewildered by her inability to understand her place in her own life, Daisy attempts to find a way to tell...
Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future
AuthorJennifer Baumgardner
A powerful indictment from within of the current state of feminism, and a passionate call to arms

From Lilith Fair to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the WNBA--everywhere you look, girl culture is clearly ascendant. Young women live by feminism's goals, yet feminism itself is undeniably at a crossroads;...
AuthorNicola Griffith
Change or die. These are the only options available on the planet Jeep. Centuries earlier, a deadly virus shattered the original colony, killing the men and forever altering the few surviving women. Now, generations after the colony has lost touch with the rest of humanity, a company arrives to exploit...
AuthorNancy Kress
In this future, some people need no sleep at all. Leisha Camden was genetically modified at birth to require no sleep, and her normal twin Alice is the control. Problems and envy between the sisters mirror those in the larger world, as society struggles to adjust to a growing pool of people who not only...
AuthorJoan Slonczewski
A Door into Ocean is the novel upon which the author's reputation as an important SF writer principally rests. A ground-breaking work both of feminist SF and of world-building hard SF, it concerns the Sharers of Shora, a nation of women on a distant moon in the far future who are pacifists, highly advanced...
A Complicated Kindness
AuthorMiriam Toews
In this stunning coming-of-age novel, award-winner Miriam Toews balances grief and hope in the voice of a witty, beleaguered teenager whose family is shattered by fundamentalist Christianity.

"Half of our family, the better-looking half, is missing," Nomi Nickel tells us at the beginning...
The Shore of Women
AuthorPamela Sargent
I really enjoyed this book's exploration of daring feminist themes like "Wouldn't it be awful if the world was controlled by domineering man-hating lesbian separatists who forced all the men to live in primitive squalor? I bet they'd ostracize any woman who even wondered if men should be treated like...
AuthorCristina Page
this book made me really angry. like gripping the book so hard that my knuckles turned red angry. so i think page accomplished her goal. it's a look at the measures that the anti-choice movement goes to to prevent access to contraceptives. of course, there is a talk on abortion but it's main focus is birth...
AuthorGeoff Ryman
There's no place like home. There's no place like home. - Dorothy GaleIs that necessarily a bad thing?

We have all had the experience, as kids usually, of seeing something that inspired us. Whether it was to hit a baseball, run faster than anyone else, jump higher, shoot straighter, sing with...
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