Woman on the Edge of Time Topics for Discussion

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Do you think Connie's experience of the future is real or imagined, genuine or a manifestation of her diagnosed schizophrenia? Explain your answer.

What do you think are the symbolic/metaphoric layers of meaning in the name of Connie's daughter? Consider not just her "real-world" daughter, but how she also manifests in Luciente's world.

What are the different names you have had in your life - nicknames, childhood names, etc. What did they mean? Why did they come into being? Why did they change?

What is your reaction to Luciente's comments in Chapter 5 about women choosing to give up what makes them uniquely female (the capacity to give birth) in order to gain full equality? Do you believe this is a valid or invalid idea? Why or why not? Is it necessary, do you think, to reduce and/or eliminate the differences between the...

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