'The Future Is Female:' Exploring Women's Contributions To Science Fiction Writing

Oct 2, 2018

Women have historically been erased from science fiction storytelling, but Lisa Yaszek is working to change that. Her new anthology “The Future Is Female! 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories by Women, from Pulp Pioneers to Ursula K. Le Guin” showcases female pioneers in the genre since the 1920s.

We spoke with Yaszek, who is a professor of science fiction studies at Georgia Tech, about how women have shaped our understanding of technology and identity.

Her favorite story in the anthology is “The Conquest of Gola,” written by Leslie F. Stone in the 1930s. It is a battle of the sexes story told from the perspective of a female alien from Gola, one of the first stories told from a female perspective.

Eagle Eye Bookshop in Decatur plans to host a launch party for the book’s release on Tuesday, Oct. 9.