Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Saturday, April 30, 2011


     Joanna Russ, Nebula-winning author, essayist, and critic died in hospice yesterday.  She was a strong and courageous voice for reason and for feminism.  Agree with her or not, one has to admire her vision and intellect.

     Here's her obituary from Locus Online:

     And Todd Mason posted this touching appreciation (you may have to scroll down for this):

     To get a taste of her work, here's a 1979 performance of Shockwave Radio Theater, with Laramie Sasseville reading the short story "When It Changed':

     Her influence was widespread.  Here ia a 2010 operatic performance of fragments from Russ's novel The Female Man:

     Magic Mommas and Trembling Sisters are weeping today.

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