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Queen of the States

Josephine Saxton

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Fiction, Science fiction

This book is about Magdalen, a woman who is on her own planet, out to lunch and on her own trip. She moves through time and space, from a private mental hospital to an alien spaceship where she is interrogated about human behaviour and the function of sex. Is Magdalen mad, or have the aliens really landed She weaves her way through the fantasies of those around her - husband Clive, psychiatrist Dr. Murgatroyd, lovers, friends and friends' lovers - until, finally, she can reclaim her own existence.

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Josephine Saxton

Josephine Saxton (1935 -)
Josephine Mary Howard was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, in 1935 and from the mid-60's produced a body of highly regarded sceicne fiction novels and short stories under the name Josephine Saxton. Her 1986 novel Queen of the States was nominated for the 1987 Arthur C. Clarke Award. She lives in Warwickshire.

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