World without Men

World without Men In a future society where only female children are born the birth of a male child promises to create scientific and socio political chaos so they determine to destroy the child until one woman stea

  • Title: World without Men
  • Author: Charles Eric Maine
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a future society where only female children are born, the birth of a male child promises to create scientific and socio political chaos, so they determine to destroy the child, until one woman steals him and vows to care for him in defiance of a ruthless totalitarian authority.

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    1. I picked up this title as I was perusing the shelves at a locally-owned bookstore and purchased it based only on its intriguing description and the fact that I'll buy just about anything at a locally-owned bookstore to support those fine and endangered institutions.The summary is a pretty simple one and one that about half the population isn't especially comfortable with. All the dudes are gone. Society has turned into the ultimate matriarchy. All is well and good though, they've figured out how [...]

    2. There were a few great ideas in this book. Unfortunately, they were presented in the style common to Sci-Fi of this time period. It focused so much on the politics and societal layout that it neglected the main plot. The story moved too quickly through the timeline and merely glanced over the main idea of the extinction and return of man to earth. It also lacked the character development needed for this type of story. I would love to see this rewritten today with a slightly more enlightened view [...]

    3. I was stunned by this book on first release but not so much now on re-read so it is time to go. A world without the male sex produces a lesbian culture. Reintroducing the gender results in helpless accommodation to the penis. The book ends all too abruptly.

    4. This one is a tough one to rate. There are some interesting ideas in this book, but there is also a lot of bigotry and other various nonsense, as well. Maine comes off as a raging homophobe throughout most of the book. Even though this future world has adopted lesbianism as the societal norm, he clearly views this as a vile evil that must be undone by bringing men back to the world. Also, he has a real hatred for the birth control pill, which was being approved by the FDA back when this book was [...]

    5. Not a stunning masterpiece, but I really enjoyed it in my teens; it rather suited the brand of feminist I was then. My response to the synopsis is that it overplays the politics that are in the actual book. The government is viewed negatively, but not much worse than many other fictional political systems being written at the time. The society itself (as distinct from its government) is viewed as improved over that of the modern day. If anything, so far from being dystopic, it reads like a fairl [...]

    6. The most interesting cosas about this book were it´s shortcomings. About a world without men, it is really just a long idea with horrible character development. He has some very interesting ideas about society and societal relationships, but he never properly explores the world he has created. I am left wondering if this is an idea best explored by a woman. The entire novel wreaks of a man´s hand, which is unfortunate in leu of the plot. There were many times where I made the ¨mcht¨lip smack [...]

    7. I think this may have been the first adult sci-fi books I ever read, but I read in 5th or 6th grade so I don't really remember much about it now apart from there being a lot of lesbian sex scenes and the story was about a future society where there were no men, but one is created through genetic engineering or something and upsets the entire society. Hmm, maybe it was not really an adult novel then but more of a teenage boy's fantasy? Maybe I'll track this down again.

    8. Terrible writing, but interesting concept. The story is also broken down into 3 unrelated parts. The author clearly had a stance against birth control and thought it would lead to promiscuity and decrease world population to the point that men no longer exist and all women become lesbians, procreating via parthenogenesis.I enjoyed the blurb's prediction that this sci-fi story would be "ranked with 1984 and Brave New World". Clearly, not.

    9. i picked this up after finishing y: the last man, wanting to get other sci-fi perspectives about a society without males was not at all enjoyable until the last two chapters, which then go by way to quickly. it's very dry and lacks character development. the author spends too much time focusing on cultural shifts, and using "sci-fi" words.blah.

    10. This is my book set in the future for my Reading Challenge 2015. I read it many years ago and did not remember it. Reminded me of Brave New World. I will not reread it. Definitely a good book for social commentary.

    11. Interesting idea, but terribly realised. Most of the book is spent with characters meticulously explaining how the world works, which means there is very little action. Also incredibly bigoted – seems to have a deep distrust of female sexuality and is very homophobic.

    12. Somewhat interesting take on a futuristic female eutopian society that breads it's first male child in 500 years. Very predictable story and not very entertaining. Kind of poorly written too.

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