"Daughters of the Distant Dream"

Title"Daughters of the Distant Dream"
Year for Search2002
AuthorsWalus, Yvonne Eve
Secondary TitleWriters of the Future. First Edition. devised by Pipers' Ash Limited
Pagination26-48
Date Published[2002?]
PublisherPipers' Ash
Place PublishedChippenham, Wiltshire, Eng.
KeywordsFemale author, New Zealand author
Annotation

Series of stories about women in the future. “The Learning Experience” (31-34) is about a visit to a eutopian (?) world. All subservient positions are filled by robots. All flora and fauna protected (said to be a fad that would last a century or two). High noise level (speech and broadcast) to avoid seeming clandestine. All virtual reality. “Glance at Eden” (36-40) includes gender-role reversal in which men do the physical tasks that are considered less important. Another world advanced in bio-technology, genetic engineering. A character from that planet says, “ ‘We created everything around here. We also engineered ourselves, rooting out the undesirable characteristics until we achieved total perfection’ ” (38). “The Vanishing Race” (42-44) depicts a world where people never go outside; “no more inter-human contacts” (43).

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Info Notes

Some page numbers in the Table of Contents are wrong.

Title Note

Cover says All Our … ‘Writers of the Future’ 1st Lincoln Edition–comprising all our science fiction short stories by: Val Kyrie, Yvonne Eve Walus, Lyn McConchie, Neal Asher, David Murphy, Malcolm Twigg, Tansy Lovage, Teresa Holmes & Science Fiction Writers of New Zealand.

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Author Note

New Zealand female author.

Full Text

[2002?] Walus, Yvonne Eve. “Daughters of the Distant Dream.” Writers of the Future. First Edition. devised by Pipers’ Ash Limited. www. supamasu.com (Chippenham, Wiltshire, Eng.: Pipers’ Ash), [2002?]), 26-48. Cover says All Our … ‘Writers of the Future’ 1st Lincoln Edition–comprising all our science fiction short stories by: Val Kyrie, Yvonne Eve Walus, Lyn McConchie, Neal Asher, David Murphy, Malcolm Twigg, Tansy Lovage, Teresa Holmes & Science Fiction Writers of New Zealand. Some page numbers in the Table of Contents are wrong. O

Series of stories about women in the future. “The Learning Experience” (31-34) is about a visit to a eutopian (?) world. All subservient positions are filled by robots. All flora and fauna protected (said to be a fad that would last a century or two). High noise level (speech and broadcast) to avoid seeming clandestine. All virtual reality. “Glance at Eden” (36-40) includes gender-role reversal in which men do the physical tasks that are considered less important. Another world advanced in bio-technology, genetic engineering. A character from that planet says, “‘We created everything around here. We also engineered ourselves, rooting out the undesirable characteristics until we achieved total perfection’” (38). “The Vanishing Race” (42-44) depicts a world where people never go outside; “no more inter-human contacts” (43). New Zealand female author.