'What can women tell us about the world? In this new collection of science fiction, a stunning assembly of authors explore the work laid before the daughters of Icarus, left behind after the prideful fall. Whether the worlds they imagine are hopeful of desolate, each sheds new light on the possibilities of feminism. Daughters of Icarus is a bold exploration of the present, past and future.'
Source: Publisher's blurb.
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'One of the most beautiful stories in this volume is ‘Kapras of Many Voices’ by Thoraiya Dyer, which is set in a tribal, perhaps post-apocalyptic culture, in which the categories of “female” and “male” are not rigidly defined by sexual characteristics, but are markers of strength, of wisdom, of fitness to govern. This largely well-functioning matriarchal culture is threatened both by corruption and deceit within, and by hostile foreigners without, as the protagonist, Kapras comes of age and to her own power. The world is sparely sketched, with background details hinted at or lightly shaded, but never info-dumped or made a focus of the story, a technique which is both effective and a delight to read.'
Source: The Future Fire (http://reviews.futurefire.net/2013/08/brown-ed-daughters-of-icarus.html). (Sighted: 13/03/2013)