[Venus Plus X] E–pub ↠ Theodore Sturgeon

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Venus Plus X characters ¿ 7 Charlie Johns has been snatched from his home on 61 North 34th Street delivered to the strange future world of Ledom Here violence is a vague improbable notion Technology has triumphed over hunger overpopulation pollution even time space But there is a change Charlie finds even shocking gender is a thing of. This is a SF classic I would like to see discussed often Written in 1960 it is vitally relevant to the current transformation in constructing gender and sexuality If nothing else it serves to remind us that the change has been going on for uite some timeVenus Plus X takes an everyman observer to a world called Ledom where gender dichotomy has been made obsolete The people of Ledom are neither men nor women they are both As in Ursula LeGuin s The Left Hand of Darkness and Marge Piercy s Woman on the Edge of Time removing sexual difference makes room for speculation about a gender neutral society Sturgeon also adds religion as a stabilizing and orienting factor positing two needs as human universals the need to love and the need to worship In Ledom the ultimate object of both those needs is the Child Ledom is all about future all about ridding the culture of historical diseases violence exploitation patriarchal authority We keep before us the image of that which is malleable and growing of that which we have the power to improve We worship that very power in ourselves and the sense of responsibility which lives with it We worship the child because it is inconceivable that we would ever obey one As the everyman observer sees it all of this functions uite smoothly Sturgeon does not however construct a naturalized Utopia rather he explores what techniues and policies are needed to make this culture tick the ingrained irony within any Utopia In the end even the everyman observer is revealed as a construct This makes Venus Plus X an explicitly political novel We are not a Utopia A Utopia is something finished completed We are transients custodians a bridge if you like The Ledom narrative is constantly contrasted with scenes from the other world depicting two contemporary suburban families in the throes of what seems like gender eualization While the mothers discuss business in a bowling alley the fathers stay at home with the young comparing home decors and consumer products From the face of it it seems like Ledom is not that far away Old habits die hard however The modern father still raises his children to be Men and Women kissing the daughter goodnight and leaving the son with a handshake and a laconic Good night old man Makes you wonder how slowly these things change and what are the habits you pass on yourselfWarmly recommended to all interested in feminist SF trans issues and the performative aspects of gender in general Even with all the philosophy lectures the book is an enjoyable and engaging read I only put it down once during the five hours of reading time

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Venus Plus X characters ¿ 7 The past Venus Plus X is Theodore Sturgeon's brilliant evocation of a civilization for whom tensions between male female the human preoccupation with sex no longer exist As Charlie Johns explores Ledom its people he finds that the human precepts he holds dear are profane in this new world But has Charlie l. caveat I m biased D Sturgeon s essay herein about the role of religion and the change Christianity brought was a trailblazer in my teens and the direct reason for the kind of faith I choseAt first I wasn t sure if I already had read this novel I own than 20 different books by this author several in two different languages and nearly everything as backup again as ebook His short stories were the mantra of my youth and my very reason to get into Science Fiction as literature genre But I wasn t sure if I ever read his novels So I decided to rectify this potential fault and started with Venus Plus X My memory always has been bad and my teens are well loooooong ago so I couldn t remember the details But when I got to the above mentioned speech it all came back This was written in flamescript upon my teenage heartSo I can give nothing less than 4 stars here because of the personal importance and because of the topic of gender identity and social oppression that Sturgeon took on here in 1960 which still doesn t feel that dated todayIn two alternating never convening plotlines he describes two different models of social structures and the unconscious behaviour we fall prey to He poses uestions but doesn t deliver all the answers The reader is called to do their own thinkingMost striking for me was a good night scene where a father behaves differently towards his daughter and his son and is flabbergasted by the resulting aftermathThere is nearly no action in this novel It is written as a thought experiment in terms of an essay This is important to know before going into it and it has been written somewhen in the 1950ies so of course there are parts that feel datedI was inclined to give this 5 stars but there is a uirky behaviour at the end that even my Sturgeon fan soul can t overlook Still a great read even 60 years later The Two Mrs Abbotts is Theodore Sturgeon's brilliant evocation of a civilization for whom tensions between male female the human preoccupation with sex no longer exist As Charlie Johns explores Ledom Massacre (The Horus Heresy Book, #2) its people he finds that the human precepts he holds dear are profane New Latin Grammar in this new world But has Charlie l. caveat I m biased D Sturgeon s essay herein about the role of religion and the change Christianity brought was a trailblazer Festive Persuasion (Cotillion Christmas Traditions, #3) in my teens and the direct reason for the kind of faith I choseAt first I wasn t sure The Almond Tree if I already had read this novel I own than 20 different books by this author several Skippy Jon Jones in two different languages and nearly everything as backup 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Venus Plus X characters ¿ 7 Earned all there is to know about this advanced society Why are the Ledom so intent on gaining Charlie's approval Unsettling compelling no less than visionary here is science fiction at its boldest a novel whose wisdom lyricism make it one of the most original insightful speculations on gender ever produced. Venus Plus X is a 1960 SciFi novel by one of the fathers of modern Science Fiction It introduced feminism and gender fluidity and euality to the fans of SF Recommended


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    [Venus Plus X] E–pub ↠ Theodore Sturgeon Theodore Sturgeon published Venus Plus X in 1960 before much of what would be considered the women’s rights movement Many science fiction books from this era were well written and visionary but the science has grown stale and modern readers wince at technological incongruities or fail to appreciate a novel idea when written when the reality has occurred; like driving past a reference to a cell phone from 1950But here

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    [Venus Plus X] E–pub ↠ Theodore Sturgeon A Platonic dialogue exploring the similarities between the sexes and our stereotypes about sex many of which sadly persist than 60 years after

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    review Venus Plus X [Venus Plus X] E–pub ↠ Theodore Sturgeon Theodore Sturgeon ✓ 7 Free download This is a SF classic I would like to see discussed often Written in 1960 it is vitally relevant to the current transformation in constructing ge

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    review Venus Plus X characters Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Theodore Sturgeon Theodore Sturgeon ✓ 7 Free download This is by any standard a novel of ideas that pushes the boundaries of what was acceptable in old style pulp sf The central premise a very unlikely one it must be said is that someone with a lot of wealth and influence creates a model society Ledom get it? in secret Ledom keeps the outside world at bay thanks to super science like many a Utopia before it But Sturgeon's basic premise is radical to say the least that if we

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    characters Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Theodore Sturgeon Theodore Sturgeon ✓ 7 Free download [Venus Plus X] E–pub ↠ Theodore Sturgeon caveat I'm biased D Sturgeon's 'essay' herein about the role of religion and the change Christianity brought was a trailblazer in my teens and the direct reason for the kind of faith I choseAt first I wasn't sure if I already had read this novel I own than 20 different books by this author several in two different languages and nearly everything as 'backup' again as ebook His short stories were the mantra of

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    review Venus Plus X Theodore Sturgeon ✓ 7 Free download [Venus Plus X] E–pub ↠ Theodore Sturgeon ‘HE WAS A STRANGER IN THE STRANGEST NEW WORLD EVERHe awoke to terror He was in a silver cell and all he could remember was his name Charlie JohnsLater they told him he was in Ledom – a country where the people were wise and gentle and kind They tried to help Charlie Johns but they were strange He could see it in many ways – their clothes their over developed pectoral muscles the odd silky sporrans they all wore B

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    Theodore Sturgeon ✓ 7 Free download characters Ø eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ✓ Theodore Sturgeon [Venus Plus X] E–pub ↠ Theodore Sturgeon Venus Plus X is a 1960 SciFi novel by one of the fathers of modern Science Fiction It introduced feminism and gender fluidity and euality to the fans of SF Recommended

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    [Venus Plus X] E–pub ↠ Theodore Sturgeon Sturgeon is a skilled writer and he has lots of interesting ideas The problem with this book is its lack of plot Nothing really happens until the last 40 pages or so We just get a description of Ledom and some musings on gender issues It would have been better if he actually put together a story around them

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    [Venus Plus X] E–pub ↠ Theodore Sturgeon This book surprised the hell out of me The cover makes it look like it's going to be some pulp scifi and it turns out to be EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE Seriously whomever painted this cover should be sacked and then the

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    [Venus Plus X] E–pub ↠ Theodore Sturgeon I honestly don’t know how I feel about Sturgeon’s novel I’ve been trying to think of it in context In 1960 the sexual revolution hadn’t happened yet Science fiction novels were often still boring boys adventure fantasies And the complex unraveling of sex and gender in sf that came with the New Wave and

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  • Paperback
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  • Venus Plus X
  • Theodore Sturgeon
  • English
  • 04 August 2018
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