And Chaos Died

By Joanna Russ

And Chaos Died (1970) is a technological know-how fiction novel through Joanna Russ, might be the genre's best-known feminist writer. Its atmosphere is a dystopian projection of recent society, within which Earth's inhabitants has persevered to develop, with the results slightly mitigated through complex expertise. the radical was once nominated for, yet didn't win, the 1970 Nebula Award.

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