The Secret History of Science Fiction's Women Writers: The Future is Female!

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Lisa Yaszek, a professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was quoted in a Boing Boing article entitled “'The Future Is Female': New anthology collects sci-fi by women.”

Here's an excerpt: 

Eminent science fiction scholar Lisa Yaszek (Georgia Tech Professor of Science Fiction in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication) has edited "The Future Is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin," a forthcoming anthology of science fiction (and scientifiction!) by woman writers from the 1920s published last month by Library of America.

In a wide-ranging interview about the book, Yaszek discusses the historical research she did on the influence women writers had on the field and the ways that their contributions were viewed, and her discovery that the received narrative (women were viewed with suspicion and wrote under androgynous or masculine pen-names to avoid stigma) is at best incomplete and often dead wrong.

Read the full article here.

The School of Literature, Media, and Communication is a unit of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. 

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Lisa Yaszek, The Future is Female
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