Women Writers and Science Fiction

Women Writers and Science Fiction

“There’s nothing more likely to infuriate a hard SF fan than confusing their rigorous, scientifically grounded genre with the namby-pamby made-up magic of high fantasy. But chauvinist SF creates a comforting fantasy world of its own. One free from emotional complexity, and hence largely free of women […] If the genre is to fulfil its potential it must not just encourage women writers but focus intently on the contribution they have to make.”

– Damien Walter


About handshedown

Keighley Perkins is a Cardiff-based poet whose influences include Anis Mojgani, Selima Hill and Richard Brautigan. Her work has previously been published in "Acumen", "Elbow Room", "Erbacce", "Fire", "Northwind" and "Obsessed with Pipework". She can also be found online on Twitter at @handshedown. View all posts by handshedown

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