Book: The EXXtinction - The Only Hope for Man is a Woman by J. A. Antoniocategories: Book, Dystopian Society, Rebellion, Military, Action, Adventure, War, Literary Fiction, Apocalyptic, Genetic Experimentation, Super Warriors, Technology, Science Fiction
J. A. Antonioabout this book: My book offers a unique twist to science fiction. Though there is always an element of truth when creating fictional stories - this book takes it to the extreme. What would happen in a society with out men? What if they became an endangered species? How can someone's utopia become someone else's dystopia?
How can something like this happen? Through disease, civil war, genocide, politics. Evil can take may forms and good always has a tendency to show up when you need it most.
In this case the only hope for man is a woman.
Lysa Grant says it best,
"As in many dystopian fantasies, there's a kernal of truth: given the high incarceration rate of men, as well as the fact that girls test better than boys in reading, math and science, Mantilla's premise is at the very least plausible, making it more gripping and effective.
One of the concerns with a book like this is if it is an anti-feminist screed, a sort of anti-Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, and thankfully that is not the case. Though there is inevitably some flavor of anti-feminism ("After women gained equality in all areas of American life, things tilted in a very different direction.") it is not a political screed saying: this is what will happen if we give feminists too much power. It's more of a what if scenario that celebrates both masculinity and femininity, and the bonds we all share. It's a tough balance for Mantilla, but he pulls it off. A thought-provoking and well-written work of speculative fiction."
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