Three Classic SF Novellas About Women Changed into Men.
The number of female-to-male transsexuals has increased dramatically in recent years, and they have received much national publicity. But science fiction writers predicted the phenomenon more than three-quarters of a century earlier. Straight from the cutting-edge of the 1920s and '30s, when glandular research was first unearthing clues about the effect of the sex hormones on the body, here is a trio of dangerous visions in which the greatest authors of the time speculated about what might if science could transform females in to males.
In "The Sex Serum," a young artist discovers his fiancee has been turned into a man by her scientist guardian, and swears to kill the guardian unless he turns her back. But neither fully understands the forces they are dealing with, leading to a final, unexpected conclusion. For psychiatrist David H. Keller, the notion was a horror, a repugnant act that could only upset the natural order of things, unleashing chaos and destruction, and his scientific-detective Science fiction is quick to put women back in their place and lecture them sternly about being good wives. But first, he must uncover the conspiracy of brilliant, Amazonian scientists he views as "The Menace." But, for Science Fiction Hall of Fame author, Stanley G. Weinbaum, the new discoveries about hormones becomes the departure point for a thought-provoking tale of a future dictator and a surprising love story. One of the cabal of men in the inner circle of a future dictator was once a woman. Why s/he is there and how it effects the future of the United States will surprise and thrill you! In addition there is an informativeIntroduction by transgender author Raven Kaldera and a list of recommended readings for those interested in learning more about this phenomenon. Whether you read this unique anthology for its insights into 1930s science fiction or into the contemporary female-to-male movement--read it!