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Jeff Wilson jwilson at clueland.com
Sun Aug 7 06:31:08 PDT 2011

On 8/6/2011 7:42 PM, Jane Delawney wrote:
> On 28/07/11 16:27, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:
>> Sigh. Not a single book by a woman made the list.
> Dan'l, sorry to change the header and divert the thread but as I've
> often noted before I will not receive my list mails back unless I do
> this. That's Sky Mail aka gmail for you :(
> On your comment: well as a woman I care far less about the lack of
> female presence in the top 10 than I do about the *absence* of Ringworld
> and also The Disposessed.
> Praise the Lord, or the higher power of your choice, that neither of
> these made it!
> Niven is one of the most sexist male SF writers ever IMO (so even if
> Ringworld itself isn't sexist (I don't know, because I'll never read a
> Niven ever again after looking briefly at the Man-Kzin Wars / Known
> Space series)

Er, how is _Niven_ especially sexist? There was a story where a woman 
gets terribly experimented on and forcibly bred by a Kzin, but that was 
by Donald Kingsbury, not Niven.

Jeff Wilson - jwilson at clueland.com
Computational Intelligence Laboratory - Texas A&M Texarkana
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