Picnic on Paradise by Joanna Russ

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Picnic on Paradise

'“The depth, humanity and craft of this novel are as rich as the situation is stark.” —Samuel R. Delany   “Splendid!” —Theodore Sturgeon   “Picnic on Paradise is the only science fiction novel I’ve read in a single sitting in the past ten years. The tough little heroine Alyx grabbed my interest in the first sentence and never let go, any more than she ever lets go of her job of herding a fascinating bunch of future tourists across a winter resort planet which is the battlefield of an eerie war and glitters with peril. Here is adventure, not romanticized, but as it really is: rough, dangerous and dirty, a-bristle with the unexpected though with moments of high humor and surprising beauty.” —Fritz Leiber   “[Russ offers] sharp lessons in gender perception. For Alyx does not seem to realize that it’s a man’s world she triumphs in. An adventurer and a thief, she is shockingly matter-of-fact about being a free spirit, a hero, a protagonist. She is simply herself, and very relaxed and savvy about the fact.” —The Washington Post  Praise for Joanna Russ “Joanna Russ offers a gallery of some of the most interesting female protagonists in current fiction, women who are rarely victims and sometimes even victors, but always engaged sharply and perceptively with their fate.” —Marge Piercy   “As hard and mean and fine as Flannery O’Connor . . . I wish that everyone would read Joanna Russ's books.” —Dorothy Allison   “Beyond questions of genre or gender, Joanna Russ is one of the best prose writers working in the English language.” —Marilyn Hacker   “One of the pioneers and luminaries of women’s science fiction!” —Ms. Magazine   “Joanna Russ at her merciless, irreverent, hilarious, cold-hearted best is one of the most serious and satisfying writers of science fiction and fantasy. . . . One of this country’s most important writers.” —The Washington Post Book World   “A most entertaining and challenging science fiction novelist . . . Provocative, uncompromising brave . . . Her fiction was stylistically diverse, and much of her work showed genuine good humour and a sense of the absurd.” —The Guardian   “[Russ] actively pushed the boundaries. . . . She looked under the hood of what made science fiction tick, and began to question the underlying social structure which informed its creation . . . advancing science fiction into bold new worlds.” —Kirkus Reviews  '
'“The depth, humanity and craft of this novel are as rich as the situation is stark.” —Samuel R. Delany   “Splendid!” —Theodore Sturgeon   “Picnic on Paradise is the only science fiction novel I’ve read in a single sitting in the past ten years. The tough little heroine Alyx grabbed my interest in the first sentence and never let go, any more than she ever lets go of her job of herding a fascinating bunch of future tourists across a winter resort planet which is the battlefield of an eerie war and glitters with peril. Here is adventure, not romanticized, but as it really is: rough, dangerous and dirty, a-bristle with the unexpected though with moments of high humor and surprising beauty.” —Fritz Leiber   “[Russ offers] sharp lessons in gender perception. For Alyx does not seem to realize that it’s a man’s world she triumphs in. An adventurer and a thief, she is shockingly matter-of-fact about being a free spirit, a hero, a protagonist. She is simply herself, and very relaxed and savvy about the fact.” —The Washington Post  Praise for Joanna Russ “Joanna Russ offers a gallery of some of the most interesting female protagonists in current fiction, women who are rarely victims and sometimes even victors, but always engaged sharply and perceptively with their fate.” —Marge Piercy   “As hard and mean and fine as Flannery O’Connor . . . I wish that everyone would read Joanna Russ's books.” —Dorothy Allison   “Beyond questions of genre or gender, Joanna Russ is one of the best prose writers working in the English language.” —Marilyn Hacker   “One of the pioneers and luminaries of women’s science fiction!” —Ms. Magazine   “Joanna Russ at her merciless, irreverent, hilarious, cold-hearted best is one of the most serious and satisfying writers of science fiction and fantasy. . . . One of this country’s most important writers.” —The Washington Post Book World   “A most entertaining and challenging science fiction novelist . . . Provocative, uncompromising brave . . . Her fiction was stylistically diverse, and much of her work showed genuine good humour and a sense of the absurd.” —The Guardian   “[Russ] actively pushed the boundaries. . . . She looked under the hood of what made science fiction tick, and began to question the underlying social structure which informed its creation . . . advancing science fiction into bold new worlds.” —Kirkus Reviews  '
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy ISBN: 9781504050944 Pages: 152