“The haunted mansion stands for an abusive partner, the vampire reminds you of your emotionally draining housemate, the alien is you.” I write about the power of the fantastic and the women who imagine it in my review of The Future Is Female! Volume Two, the 1970s: More Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, edited by Lisa Yaszek. More here: 4columns.org/phillips-julie/the-future-is-female