Wednesday, 4 July 2012
A Woman In Space
Author: Sara Cavanaugh
Year of publication: 1981, Ace/Stoneshire edition 1983
Back cover blurb: 'She's young, she's lovely - she's an astronaut! And she's been assigned a dangerous mission: to discove the wherabouts of four missing male astronauts who had preceded her to the Moon. Carol's space ship is mysteriously caught up in a force field that draws her inexorably into outer space. Carol's mission is in great danger, as is her life and that of the man she loves!'
Quick flick reveals: A bit of a novelty this: a sci-fi novel aimed exclusively at the female reader. Astronaut Carol tackles male chauvinism, space danger, and inadequate washing facilities (Inner cover blurb: 'Spacewoman's problem: How do you take a bath without your male copilot peeking?'). Looks fun.
Random paragraphs: 'She would find out, and in the process maybe find a way out of her dilemma. Having decided on a course of action, Carol went to the closet and picked out a sexy outfit. She would try to bait Marcus! She would offer her love to him in return for a slight favor.
Send her back to the moon!'