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   We who Are About to ..., by Joanna Russ  
 
  Novel, first publication in June 1977
 
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      Turning the Robinson Crusoe plot on its head, Russ presents a protagonist who finds herself shipwrecked on a foreign planet with six other travelers. While the others view procreation as a means for survival, our unnamed heroine defies the plan to colonize the planet. Instead, she resigns herself to die with dignity, even if it means eliminating her fellow castaways. Samuel R.
    Delany has written a new foreword for this Wesleyan edition.

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