Woman on the Edge of Time

Author(s): Marge Piercy

Sci-fi & Fantasy

Often compared to Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and Naomi Alderman's The PowerWoman on the Edge of Time has been hailed as a classic of speculative science fiction. Disturbing and forward thinking, Marge Piercy's remarkable novel will speak to a new generation of readers.

After being unjustly committed to a mental institution, Connie Ramos is contacted by an envoy from the year 2137, who shows her a utopian future of sexual and racial equality and environmental harmony. But Connie also bears witness to another potential outcome- a dystopian society of grotesque exploitation. One will become our world. And Connie herself may strike the decisive blow...

The classic feminist science fiction novel - reissued on its 40th anniversary with a new introduction by the author.


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"This is one of those rare novels that leave us different people at the end than we were at the beginning. Whether you are reading Marge Piercy's great work again or for the first time, it will remind you that we are creating the future with every choice we make."--Gloria Steinem 

"An ambitious, unusual novel about the possibilities for moral courage in contemporary society."--The Philadelphia Inquirer 

"A stunning, even astonishing novel . . . marvelous and compelling."--Publishers Weekly 

"Connie Ramos's world is cuttingly real."--Newsweek 

"Absorbing and exciting."--The New York Times Book Review

General Fields

  • : 9781529100570
  • : Penguin Random House
  • : Del Rey
  • : 0.298
  • : May 2019
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.6'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 432