One of Yaszek's goals in this volume is to provide a glimpse into the world of women science fiction writers between Mary Shelley—often seen as the writer who kick-started the genre—and the explosion of women and other non-cis-male science fiction writers in the 1970s and beyond.
The society of Before She Sleeps operates ostensibly through the enslavement of the female reproductive body, whilst also being obliquely bolstered by the commodification of intimacy and emotional labour.
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