Tech in the News: Women Writing Scientifiction in the 1930s

Lisa Yaszek

Posted November 29, 2018

External Article: Wired

Lisa Yaszek, a professor in the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media, and Communication, was recently quoted in a Wired article entitled “Women writing scientifiction in the 1930s”

Here's an excerpt: 

Lisa Yaszek: I read a lot of stories for The Future is Female! To give a sense of scope: nearly 300 women entered the science fiction community between 1926 and 1940; about 300 more made their own contributions in 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. I wanted to honor these genre pioneers by considering at least one story from all of them (and often many more); to put together an anthology that included both classics by science fiction luminaries and stories by women who were celebrated in their own time but then lost to history.

Read the full article here.

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