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Matriarchs: Eliza's Revenge

Matriarchs Eliza s Revenge Winga married Jakor to escape her restrictive home planet Gaia which was settled by Earthwomen The somewhat paranoid governing council of Gaia fears the influence of other planets on the very religi

  • Title: Matriarchs: Eliza's Revenge
  • Author: Susan McDonough-Wachtman
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Winga married Jakor to escape her restrictive home planet, Gaia, which was settled by Earthwomen The somewhat paranoid governing council of Gaia fears the influence of other planets on the very religious matriarchy of Gaia Winga wants to experience other ways of life, so she defies her culture and her mother, to marry an offworld man and leave Gaia Unfortunately, JakorWinga married Jakor to escape her restrictive home planet, Gaia, which was settled by Earthwomen The somewhat paranoid governing council of Gaia fears the influence of other planets on the very religious matriarchy of Gaia Winga wants to experience other ways of life, so she defies her culture and her mother, to marry an offworld man and leave Gaia Unfortunately, Jakor dies on their honeymoon in what she is told is an accident She doesn t believe it was Captain Rifkin Lile is told by his superior officer to marry or at least pretend to marry Winga in order to gain entry to the planet and continue Jakor s investigation of the possibility of drug smuggling on Gaia Rif doesn t want to marry Winga, Winga doesn t want to marry Rif, but both find it expedient to make the match Rif and Winga have to work out their relationship, pick their way through enormous cultural differences, figure out exactly what is going on and why, and determine what to do about the discoveries they eventually make about what is really happening on Gaia and why If their relationship can withstand the strain, they will help make revolutionary changes to society on Gaia.

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    1. A light-hearted, entertaining post-feminist twist from a committed feminist writer?I’m not sure that McDonough-Wachtman would accept that as an even partly accurate statement, but that was the sense of her writer that reading Eliza’s Revenge gave me. It is nice to read books from her generation of feminist writers that manage to be affirmative for women, while accepting that female governance doesn’t naturally take the thorns off pink-tinted roses, or indeed those blooms of any other hue. [...]

    2. Note-The author is a friend and I was given a copy. This is my favorite of Susan’s books…loved it from the first page. Set in the future, a captain with the Inter-planetary Service has been ordered to marry a woman from the Gaia planet in order to investigate possible smuggling. The planet she comes from is a matriarchy. There are some interesting sidebars in the story that explain how and why the planet came to be. I liked this line about their elected representatives "She is expected to ma [...]

    3. Let me just take a moment to applaud Susan McDonough-Wachtman and her superb book. I love Science Fiction. Especially Science Fiction with strong heroines written by intelligent women.I was tempted to give this book five star, but to be honest there are a couple of issues I have so my honest opinion is four stars.Keep reading to find out why.There are some pretty interesting views about religion, politics, and the affects (good or bad) of patriarchal and matriarchal societies.The technology in t [...]

    4. Fast, Enjoyable ReadThis was a great read. I loved the sparring between Rif and Winga, but the other characters really made the story for me, especially Dolores and Hamir. At first blush, I disliked them both yet there was much more to them as the story progresses. The world this author brought to life with the planet Gaia, as well as its emotional and spiritual ties with its people, was spectacular. The sidebars seemed to interrupt the flow for me so I skipped them and went back and read them a [...]

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