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Angels and Amazons & The First Women of Science Fiction
October 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$10 – $12
One of the persistent myths about science fiction is that women didn’t publish – or were excluded from publishing – in the genre before World War II. Recent scholarship has demonstrated that this is not even remotely true. Building on a tradition of women’s writing that included Margaret Cavendish (The Blazing World) and Mary Shelley (Frankenstein), the women science fictioneers of the early 20th century used revolutionary ideas to imagine worlds where women were in full control of their bodies, pushed scientific progress alongside men, and used feminine civilization to control masculine savagery.
In this presentation, CSULA professor Patrick B. Sharp will spotlight the major contributions to this tradition of women’s science fiction.
Tickets: $10 PMH Members; $12 General are available online by clicking here or calling 1.800.838.3006.