An All-Female World Turns Out To Be A Pretty Funny Dystopia

When women imagine future societies without men, it's often a bit utopian... like, say, Sally Gearhart's The Wanderground. But a new play taking New York by storm takes place in a women-only dystopia... and it's a comedy. » 11/11/09 4:30pm 11/11/09 4:30pm

The Frontier Planet Where Everyone Wears Cowboy Hats... And Cheap…

The "man crashlands on a planet of all women" genre is both miserable and ludicrous, but you know what would spice it up? Make the all-female planet inexplicably Western-themed. That way, you at least get Sheriff Sarah Parker, who carries two six-shooters and dances in fishnets with all the ladyfolk. » 5/26/09 5:46pm 5/26/09 5:46pm

Post-Apocalyptic Hell Can Be Beautiful

Future dystopias don't have to turn into every-man-for-himself carnage. They can be about communities banding together — and they don't even have to be about men at all, if Sarah Hall's The Carhullan Army is any guide. The story of a woman who flees an oppressive society and finds a woman-only communal utopia, … » 3/19/08 10:21am 3/19/08 10:21am

Greet Your New Lesbian Overlords!

With Y: The Last Man wrapping up and turning into a movie, the science fiction cliche of the female-dominated planet is red-hot once again. The cosmos is safe for our red-blooded spacemen to venture to worlds where there are no men, or where men are subjugated and the women wear funny headgear. But what about the… » 3/10/08 1:30pm 3/10/08 1:30pm