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Gate to Women's Country
Gate to Women's Country
Author: Sheri S. Tepper
In a future society where men and women are separated by a dividing wall, a single gate provides the only way to cross between masculine and feminine cultures, which have been growing increasingly divergent. — Classic fantasy from the amazing Sheri S. Tepper. Women rule in Women's Country. Women live apart from men, sheltering the remains of ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780385416887
ISBN-10: 0385416881
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 336
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

4.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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candieb avatar reviewed Gate to Women's Country on + 239 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Oh man... this was a great book! Set in post-nuclear war (surely) time, it follows the new world order. Men basically screwed the world up, so women have taken over. Very feminist, but beautifully told. I'm not a sci-fi fan, but one of my favorite books is Alas, Babylon - it's no wonder I loved this one as well.

I did find the play a little tedious. I get the symbolism and that, but I got the names all confused. There were already enough characters in the book for my short term memory issues!

I found the stark contrast between the Holylanders and those in Women's Country to be interesting. The different ways of life the educational issues of course; but also the inbreeding (on both parts, remember, there were only about 200 fathers in Women's Country!).

I was disappointed to see this book end. I wanted to know what happened next, were they successful in rebuilding society? Did the current class system work? It was apparent that Stavia and Corrig were in love (at least it was to me!); I wonder if it was ever acceptable to announce that; it seemed that everything was so secretive about the servitors.

I did find it extremely unlikely that the council would spill all it's secrets to Stavia after they just found out she'd broken the ordinances several times. Come on, now...

... I was left wondering exactly what the special weapon was... I just couldn't visualize it... *laugh*
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Helpful Score: 3
Loved this book. It was my first introduction to SCI FI feminist fiction and it's great!
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Helpful Score: 2
Very thought-provoking and challenging. Highly recommended!
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Helpful Score: 2
highly recomended if you like futuristic novels
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Helpful Score: 2
One of my all-time favorite books! It is a chilling look into a different sort of society, divided on gender lines. Unbelievably well-written.
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An excellent novel, with a unique twist on a post-apocalyptic situation. The novel is written very well in terms of suspense, and the way secrets are revealed. Also, the idea behind what the women are doing ... it's something I have thought about a lot! Except, I thought about it in terms of the whole human race, not just one gender.

5 stars, would recommend this to others. This is Sheri Tepper at her best.


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