"This book explores how contemporary fantastic fiction by women writers responds to the past and imagines the future. Writers considered include Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Angela Carter, Ursula K. Le Guin, Doris Lessing, and Jeanette Winterson. The book reveals how fantastic fiction can be read as narratives of disruption that enable the creation of an ethics of becoming"-- Provided by publisher.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction: Fantastic interventions -- Beastly beauty and other revisioned fairy tales -- Tampering with time in historical narratives -- Working through the wreckage in dystopian fiction -- Becoming-alien in feminist space fiction -- Conclusion: Becoming powerful.