Science Fiction Related to Gender Issues

Laurie D. T. Mann

More of a list then an essay:

Ursula Le Guin: Left Hand of Darkness

Joanna Russ: Female Man Also, her short story "When It Changed" in Again, Dangerous Visions is magnificent.

John Varley: "Persistence of Vision" (Hugo winner)

Ellen Kusher: Swordspoint

At least one of the shorter, older Darkover books by Marion Zimmer Bradley since these books spawned a huge subgenre

Amy Thomson Virtual Girl

James Morrow's Only Begotten Daughter -- turns Christ mythology on its ear

Nancy Springer's Larque on the Wing -- intersting cover & take on gender issues---I really didn't like it but many people whose opinions I respect did.