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The list: 100 Great Science Fiction Stories by Women

The point of the exercise was to demonstrate that women have been writing good science fiction since the beginnings of the genre – a point signally ignored by the table of contents of the 1978 anthology 100 Great Science Fiction Short Stories, which contained only five stories by women.

[ via Ian Sales ]

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Science Fiction’s Sexism Problem

Part of the reason is that women’s speculative fiction gets treated as “fantasy,” while the imaginings of men are deemed “science fiction,” which seems to have more of a connotation of gravitas. Science, after all, is serious, while fantasy is what children resort to.

[ via The Atlantic Wire ]