Women of the Future

Califia’s Daughters by Leigh Richards

Here’s a secret: Leigh Richards is actually Laurie R. King. This means Califia’s Daughters has got to be amazing. And it is. Imagine a future society, where women outnumber men 10 to 1 (due to a virus that nearly wipes out the male population). Dian, a warrior and leader of her people, undertakes a journey to meet with a secretive group that wishes to join forces with her community – only to discover some surprises. Technically, it’s science fiction, but the emphasis is on the (remarkable) characters and the challenges they face. If you enjoy this book, you may also want to pick up The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper.

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