DRIVING TOWARD FEMINIST SCIENCE FICTION
This road movie's brand of escapism offers transcendence, not instruction--and it rises above both the everyday and the limits of its genre. Thelma and Louise is transcendent in every way.
-- Janet Maslin, "Lay Off Thelma and Louise"
I went in search of astral America, not social and cultural America, but the America of the empty, absolute freedom of the freeways, not the deep America of mores and mentalities, but the America of desert speed, of motels and mineral surfaces. . . . For the mental desert form expands before your very eyes, and this is the purified form of social desertification.
Disaffection finds its pure form in the barrenness of speed. All that is cold and dead in desertification or social enucleation rediscovers its contemplative form here in the heat of the desert. Here in the transversality of the desert and the irony of geology, the transpolitical finds its