"The Conquest of Gola"

Title"The Conquest of Gola"
Year for Search1931
AuthorsStone, Leslie F[rancis](1905-91)
Secondary TitleWonder Stories (Mt. Morris, IL)
Volume / Edition2.11
Pagination1278-87
Date PublishedApril 1931
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Eutopia with dystopian elements. Described at the beginning in purely eutopian terms but becomes an atypical gender-role reversal story with the women having primarily mental powers and the men from another planet having only physical and technological powers. The women expel the invaders, and the men remain subversive.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in New Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow. Ed. Janrae Frank, Jean Stine, and Forrest J. Ackerman (Stamford, CT: Longmeadow Press, 1994), 31-42 with an editors’ note on 30; in Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century. Ed. Justine Larbalestier (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2006), 36-49; in The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction. Ed. Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, and Carol McGuirk (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010), 96-109 with an editors’ note on 96-97; in The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection. Ed. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (New York: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Vintage Books, 2016), 99-107 with an editors’ note on 98; and in The Future is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin. Ed. Lisa Yaszek (New York: Library of America, 2018), 24-43. Addition material, including biographies, can be found at womenSF. loa. org.

Holding Institutions

DLC, Merril

Author Note

Female author (1905-91)

Full Text

1931 Stone, Leslie F[rancis] (1905-91). “The Conquest of Gola.” Wonder Stories (Mt. Morris, IL) 2.11 (April 1931): 1278-87. Rpt. in New Eves: Science Fiction About the Extraordinary Women of Today and Tomorrow. Ed. Janrae Frank, Jean Stine, and Forrest J. Ackerman (Stamford, CT: Longmeadow Press, 1994), 31-42 with an editors’ note on 30; in Daughters of Earth: Feminist Science Fiction in the Twentieth Century. Ed. Justine Larbalestier (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2006), 36-49; in The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction. Ed. Arthur B. Evans, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Joan Gordon, Veronica Hollinger, Rob Latham, and Carol McGuirk (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2010), 96-109 with an editors’ note on 96-97; in The Big Book of Science Fiction: The Ultimate Collection. Ed. Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (New York: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Vintage Books, 2016), 99-107 with an editors’ note on 98; and in The Future is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin. Ed. Lisa Yaszek (New York: Library of America, 2018), 24-43. Addition material, including biographies, can be found at womenSF. loa. org. DLC, Merril

Eutopia with dystopian elements. Described at the beginning in purely eutopian terms but becomes an atypical gender-role reversal story with the women having primarily mental powers and the men from another planet having only physical and technological powers. The women expel the invaders, and the men remain subversive. Female author.