Venus Plus X

By Theodore Sturgeon
Directed by Emily Janice Card
Read by Stefan Rudnicki

6.45 Hours 02/17/2009 unabridged
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Charlie Johns has been snatched from his home and delivered to the future world of Ledom, where violence is a vague, improbable notion and technology has triumphed over hunger, overpopulation, pollution, and even time and space. But there is a change Charlie finds even more shocking: gender is a thing of the past. This is a civilization in which tensions between male and female and the human preoccupation with sex no longer exist. Charlie finds that the human precepts he holds dear are profane in this new world. But has Charlie learned all there is to know about this advanced society? And why are the Ledom people so intent on gaining Charlie’s approval? Unsettling, compelling, and no less than visionary, Venus Plus X is Theodore Sturgeon’s brilliant, original, and insightful speculation on gender and civilization.

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A 1961 Hugo Award Nominee

Charlie Johns has been snatched from his home and delivered to the future world of Ledom, where violence is a vague, improbable notion and technology has triumphed over hunger, overpopulation, pollution, and even time and space. But there is a change Charlie finds even more shocking: gender is a thing of the past. This is a civilization in which tensions between male and female and the human preoccupation with sex no longer exist.

Charlie finds that the human precepts he holds dear are profane in this new world. But has Charlie learned all there is to know about this advanced society? And why are the Ledom people so intent on gaining Charlie’s approval?

Unsettling, compelling, and no less than visionary, Venus Plus X is Theodore Sturgeon’s brilliant, original, and insightful speculation on gender and civilization.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sturgeon…[was] among the first SF writers to deal with sexuality in an open, adult manner. Sturgeon’s approach was further distinguished by his uncommon awareness of sexual diversity and his passionate belief in the healing power of love…Venus Plus X was among the earliest SF works to explore and challenge gender-role stereotypes, and surely the first to do with a vision of a single-sex, androgynous human race.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Way ahead of its time…its critique of American prudence still holds.” Baltimore City Paper
“An astonishingly lucid examination of sex and gender in both a biological and historical context…[Told] with a storyteller’s patient guidance, building curiosity and suspense that only plays itself out as the story draws to its dramatic conclusion.” GLBT Fantasy Fiction Resources

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Author Bio: Theodore Sturgeon

Theodore Sturgeon (1918–1985) is one of the great figures of the golden age of science fiction. He wrote over two hundred stories, several novels, scripts for film and television (including two of the most famous episodes of the original Star Trek), plays, and dozens of nonfiction reviews and essays. His many literary awards include the Hugo, the Nebula, and the International Fantasy Award. His most famous novel, More Than Human, won serious academic recognition as literature, a rarity amongst science fiction works of the 1950s.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 6.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English