Joanna Russ

1 Quotation from Joanna Russ

sophont n. 1973 J. Russ Books in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Feb. 27/1 The book’s message seems to be that one ought to consider unhuman sophonts (‘animaloids’) one’s brothers; that is why a horse-like sophont, the one individualized alien in the book, is told ‘there, there, old fellow’ and patted on the neck.