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PASADENA– Angels and Amazons: The First Women of Science Fiction
October 30, 2018 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm$12
PASADENA– One of the persistent myths about science fiction (SF) 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 and Mary Shelley, the women science fictioneers of the early twentieth century used evolutionary ideas to imagine worlds where women were in full control of their bodies, pushed scientific progress alongside men, and used feminine civilization to contain masculine savagery. In his presentation, Cal State LA professor Patrick B. Sharp will walk you through some of the major contributor to this tradition of women’s SF and discuss their important to the SF of the twenty-first century. Tickets: Members $10; General $12. Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 5:30 pm @ Pasadena Museum of History Pasadena Museum of History 470 W. Walnut Street Pasadena, California 91103-3594 To purchase tickets, go to https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3611354 For more information, go to https://pasadenahistory.org/or call 626.577.1660