Books: Apocalypse Soon Golden Days

by Carolyn See McGraw Hill; 196 pages; $15.95

Carolyn See's latest novel is an adventuresome blend of feminist fiction and nuclear apocalypse fantasy set in California. That pulling this off might require the implacable imagination of Doris Lessing does not seem to have daunted the author, whose career suggests a practical attitude toward the writing game. See has had good critical success with her novels Rhine Maidens and Mothers, Daughters. As a component of "Monica Highland," she has collaborated on mass-market romances (Lotus Land and 110 Shanghai Road). There is also Professor See, who teaches writing at UCLA, and See a book reviewer for the Los Angeles Times.

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