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Hope and a Little Courage

Memoirs of a Spacewoman

By Naomi Mitchison 

11 Dec, 2016

Because My Tears Are Delicious To You

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Assessing Naomi Mitchison by her science fiction is a bit like assessing Charles Darwin by his golf game. But her 1962 standalone Memoirs of a Spacewoman is the only work of hers I have read, so … here we are. 

The humans who set out to explore the rest of universe are a far more mature lot than the explorers who landed on Mars and Venus. In its youth, humanity was aggressive and expansionist. Now humans and their Martian partners take a more enlightened and dispassionate view of the universe. 

That’s the theory, anyway. 

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