In her introduction, American author Ursula Le Guin argues that women writers see 'a rather different
world to men and describe it by rather different means.
Working within the parameters of the fantastic provides "a
rebel's mode" which enables women writers to "knock the
posts out from under the status quo".'Melbourne:Sybylla Press,1995
yA Few Hours in a Far-Off AgeHenrietta Augusta Dugdale,
Melbourne:McCarron, Bird,1883Z2961481883single work novel science fiction The unnamed narrator travels from the present day (1883) into the distant future, a utopian future. She observes a woman and her two late-teenage children, a girl and boy, as they travel through a museum that houses 'relics of what was once called the "Christian Era," subsequently designated by historians as the "The Age of Blood and Malevolence," the period from the 15th to the 21st centuries. The children are instructed on the gender inequalities of the past.