Three Ways that Women Revolutionized Science Fiction

Sci-fi has been a part of modern entertainment for decades. Think Ender’s Game, Brave New World, 1984, Terminator (parts 1-4), Star Wars, The Matrix, Firefly – I can do this all day. However, it is no secret that the sci-fi universe has been largely made up of men, writing for men, about men. In fact, all of the movies and novels named above have predominantly male protagonists. It’s sad but true, ladies. But there is hope! The 1960s saw a clash of the great Space Race and the second wave of feminism that opened the doors for more women to begin dabbling in stories about ray guns, aliens, and dystopias. In honor of Women’s History Month, here are three ways that women have revolutionized sci-fi, making it the exciting genre it is today.

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  • Caroline

    Great article! I think that this is really cool. In high school, one of my teachers told us that Mary Shelley wrote “Frankenstein” to show what the world would be like without women. So, there’s some food for thought. Also, I think she wrote it to prove a point to her husband that women are awesome. Classic.