Amazon Planet (A book in the United Planets series) by Mack Reynolds

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It came to a halt, settled to the ground. There was no driver. He realized he was continuing to be a flat about his anticipations. Obviously, automation was no mystery to Amazonia. Why should it be? But he stirred unhappily. The technical progress of this world certainly didn't seem to jibe with its social institutions. He thought about it uncomfortably. Or did it? Was he so chauvinistic, as a male, that he identified an advanced economy with man'sdomination of the sexes? Why should Amazonia be backward, just because women were in the saddle?

I hope not," Guy muttered. "But look, I've got to go to bed. " "Oh dear no," Podner fluttered. "Do forgive me for keeping you up so long. When you wish breakfast, just switch on the orderbox and call for it. " "Goodnight," Guy said. When the other was gone, he stood for a long moment in the center of the living room, in thought. He let his eyes go around the apartment. After a time he went to the door and threw the lock. It looked adequate. He went to the window then, opened it and looked out.

When the founders of this colony were recruiting the woman necessary to populate the new world, they needed all sorts of slogans and symbols. Since they were so staunchly feminists, what better symbols could they have used than the ancient Amazons? Frankly, darling, I think they've done remarkably well at this sort of thing. It's really quite inspiring, all the pomp and parade and all. The youngsters just eat it up. " Guy looked at him wryly, "How about the boys? Do they eat it up too? " The other's eyes were wide.

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