Write the Future: Women in Speculative Fiction, Ann VanderMeer on The Colin McEnroe Show on NPR
"For some readers, it's hard to imagine speculative fiction without female writers. After all, Margaret Cavendish and Mary Shelley practically created the genre. More recently there are authors like Octavia Butler and Ursula LeGuin. Not to mention J.K. Rowling - who you may have heard of if you've been alive in this century.
The genre has often been a boys club - and some readers prefer it that way - but while women have historically been underrepresented, today women seem to be selling more books and winning more awards than ever before. Today we look at the past, present and future of the genre with three women." —Betsy Kaplan & Alex Dueben, The Colin McEnroe Show
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