Walk to the End of the World

TitleWalk to the End of the World
Year for Search1974
AuthorsCharnas, Suzy McKee (b. 1939)
Date Published1974
PublisherBallantine Books
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Post-catastrophe dystopia where almost all past knowledge has been lost and civilization, such as it is, is restricted to a small area called the Holdfast. Women are called Fems, are effectively slaves, and are believed by the men to be animals with no intelligence. The men have a rigid hierarchy based on age. The novel ends with Alldera, a Fem, escaping the Holdfast in hopes of finding the rumored Free Fems. See also 1978, 1994, and 1999 Charnas.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Radical Utopias (New York: Book-of-the-Month Club, 1990), separately paged; and in her The Slave and the Free (New York: Tor, 1999), 1-215

Holding Institutions

MoU-St, PSt

Author Note

Female author (b. 1939).

Full Text

1974 Charnas, Suzy McKee (b. 1939). Walk to the End of the World. New York: Ballantine Books. Rpt. in Radical Utopias (New York: Book-of-the-Month Club, 1990), separately paged; and in her The Slave and the Free (New York: Tor, 1999), 1-215. MoU-St, PSt

Post-catastrophe dystopia where almost all past knowledge has been lost and civilization, such as it is, is restricted to a small area called the Holdfast. Women are called Fems, are effectively slaves, and are believed by the men to be animals with no intelligence. The men have a rigid hierarchy based on age. The novel ends with Alldera, a Fem, escaping the Holdfast in hopes of finding the rumored Free Fems. See also 1978, 1994, and 1999 Charnas.