"My Lady Tongue"

Title"My Lady Tongue"
Year for Search1988
AuthorsSussex, Lucy [Jane](b. 1957)
Secondary AuthorsBroderick, Damien [Francis](b. 1944)
Secondary TitleMatilda at the Speed of Light
Pagination205-50
Date Published1988
PublisherAngus & Robertson
Place PublishedNorth Ryde, NSW, Australia
KeywordsAotearoa/New Zealand author, Australian author, Female author
Annotation

A lesbian community as a eutopia in conflict with men. The community is presented as a set of complex interactions among the women within the community, with issues around the degrees of lesbianism. Much of the story is also concerned with a relationship the protagonist had with a man. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Women Who Walk Through Fire: Women’s Fantasy and Science Fiction Vol. 2. Ed. Susanna J. Sturgis (Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1990), 208-55; in her My Lady Tongue and Other Stories (London: Heinemann, 1990/Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: William Heinemann Australia, 1990), 75-133 [London edition has Stories rather than Tales]; in Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF. Ed. Terry [Terence William] Dowling and Van Ikin (Rydalmere, NSW, Australia: Hodder & Stoughton (Australia), 1993), 274-320; in Centaurus: The Best Australian Science Fiction. Ed. David G. Hartwell and Damien [Francis] Broderick (New York: Tor, 1999), 150-87; and in her Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies: The Essential Lucy Sussex (Greenwood, WA, Australia: Ticonderoga publications, 2011), 71-112.

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The female author (b. 1957) was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia at age 14.

Full Text

1988 Sussex, Lucy [Jane] (b. 1957). “My Lady Tongue.” Matilda at the Speed of Light. Ed. Damien [Francis] Broderick (North Ryde, NSW, Australia: Angus & Robertson, 1988), 205-50. Rpt. in The Women Who Walk Through Fire: Women’s Fantasy and Science Fiction Vol. 2. Ed. Susanna J. Sturgis (Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1990), 208-55; in her My Lady Tongue and Other Stories (London: Heinemann, 1990/Port Melbourne, VIC, Australia: William Heinemann Australia, 1990), 75-133 [London edition has Stories rather than Tales]; in Mortal Fire: Best Australian SF. Ed. Terry [Terence William] Dowling and Van Ikin (Rydalmere, NSW, Australia: Hodder & Stoughton (Australia), 1993), 274-320; in Centaurus: The Best Australian Science Fiction. Ed. David G. Hartwell and Damien [Francis] Broderick (New York: Tor, 1999), 150-87; and in her Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies: The Essential Lucy Sussex (Greenwood, WA, Australia: Ticonderoga Publications, 2011), 71-112. A, M, MoU-St, PSt

A lesbian community as a eutopia in conflict with men. The community is presented as a set of complex interactions among the women within the community, with issues around the degrees of lesbianism. Much of the story is also concerned with a relationship the protagonist had with a man. The female author was born in New Zealand and moved to Australia at age 14.