|Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) [Novel]|
by Marge Piercy
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(From the publisher):
Woman on the Edge of Time is the fascinating story of Connie Ramos, a Chicana woman in her mid-thirties, living in New York and labeled insane, committed to a mental institution. But the truth is that Connie is overwhelmingly sane, heroically sane, and tuned in to the future.
Connie is able to communicate with the year 2137. Two totally different ways of life are competing. One is beautiful - communal, nonsexist, enviromentally pure, open to ritual and magic. The other is a horror - totalitarian, exploitative, rigidly technological.
In Connie's struggle to keep the institution's doctors from forcing her into a brain control operation, we find the timeless struggle between beauty and terror, between good and evil... with an astonishing outcome.
Original title: Woman on the Edge of Time
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ World Versions→ Time Travel
Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Sex & Gender Roles