THE GATE TO WOMEN'S COUNTRY. New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland: Doubleday, . Octavo, cloth-backed boards. First edition. "After the nuclear war, women rebuilt society with themselves in control of all government, commerce, agriculture, and art. The men live in garrisons outside the city walls, devoting themselves to games, parades, military training, and occasional, strictly controlled, small-scale wars. When they come of age, boys are given the choice of leaving the city to join the men or remaining as servants. One young woman takes exception to this system and runs away with her male lover. Although Tepper has occasionally been criticized for the stridency of her message, THE GATE TO WOMEN'S COUNTRY is in reality a subtle and sophisticated novel." - Michael Levy. An "imaginative and moving novel." - Pringle, The Ultimate Guide to Science Fiction, second edition (1995), pp. 152-153. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-1127. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1986-2009. A fine copy in fine second state dust jacket with "FREE / WITH PURCHASE OF / RAISING THE STONES" at upper right corner of front flap, dated "0990" at bottom edge of rear flap. (#161395).
"September 1988 / First Edition" on copyright page.