MOTHERLINES. New York: Published by Berkley Publishing Corporation Distributed by G. P. Putnam's Sons, . Octavo, cloth. First edition. Brief inscription signed by Charnas to "Jim" on the title page. The author's second novel, published by Berkley Publishing Corporation in 1978. A continuation of WALK TO THE END OF THE WORLD, in which the protagonist, who has escaped from captivity in a grim, post holocaust world, finds a "feminist alternative beyond the city, a matriarchal high-plains world where women on horseback ride free and scapegrace." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 208. "One of the ten most important feminist SF novels of the 1970s. Also one of the five works selected as crucial, for The Retrospective James Tiptree Awards, given in 1996: Only time these were given." - David G. Hartwell. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-228. Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 157. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 385. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#21030).
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