Fragment(s): Monday Maps and Diagrams (Science Fiction) 12/10/18 — Suzy McKee Charnas’ Walk to the End of the World (1974)

Monday Maps and Diagrams 12/10/18

A map from one of my absolute favorite SF novels… Suzy McKee Charnas’ Walk to the End of the World (1974).

The Map:

Citation: Map from the Ballantine Books 1st edition of Suzy McKee Charnas’ Walk to the End of the World (1974)
[click to enlarge] [review]

Series blurb: In my informal Monday Maps and Diagrams series, I showcase scans of SF maps and diagrams from my personal collection. As a kid I was primarily a fantasy reader and I judged books on the quality of their maps. When my reading interests shifted to science fiction, for years I still excitedly peaked at the first few pages… there could be a map!

Related Links:

Monday Maps and Diagrams 7/25/19: Greg Bear’s Hegira (1979)

Monday Maps and Diagrams 3/15/19: A French edition of Mark S. Geston’s Lords of the Starship (1967) and Out of the Mouth of the Dragon (1969)

Monday Maps and Diagrams 2/18/19: David Brin’s Sundiver (1980)

Monday Maps and Diagrams 1/21/19: Larry Niven’s The Integral Trees (1984)

Monday Maps and Diagrams 1/14/19: Alan Dean Foster’s Voyage to the City of the Dead (1984)

Monday Maps and Diagrams 12/24/18: C. J. Cherryh’s Forty Thousand in Gehenna (1983)

Monday Maps and Diagrams 12/17/18: Russell Hoban’s Riddley Walker (1980)

Monday Maps and Diagrams 12/10/18: Suzy McKee Charnas’ Walk to the End of the World  (1974)

Monday Maps and Diagrams 11/26/18: Mark S. Geston’s The Lords of the Starship (1967)

Monday Maps and Diagrams 12/3/18: Jack Vance’s Trullion: Alastor 2262 (1973)

For a more detailed article on the visual and graphic elements of SF consult Charts, Diagrams, and Tables in Science Fiction.

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For cover art posts consult the INDEX

For additional articles consult the INDEX

13 thoughts on “Fragment(s): Monday Maps and Diagrams (Science Fiction) 12/10/18 — Suzy McKee Charnas’ Walk to the End of the World (1974)”

    1. I can’t remember if you’ve read this novel or not…. you should if you haven’t! It’s so good, and dark, and powerful, and brilliantly formulated (structure, invented slang/songs, etc.).

            1. And ignore the DOWNRIGHT hideous covers! The book will redeem itself — I promise. It should be considered along with Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale (1985) and Russ’ The Female Man (1975) as a feminist classic (and, obviously, a SF classic in its own right).

            2. I haven’t read the sequel yet — I have it schedule in this series though as it too has a map. If I remember correctly, its publication was delayed apparently as it contains only female characters…. Russ’ The Female Man also was published years after it was written.

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