The one-sided problem of these stories…

Proto-science fiction includes many gothic narrative examples as well as those written before “The Golden Age.”[3] Before science fiction was classified as a separate genre, such authors as H. G. Wells, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Aldous Huxley, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Jules Verne were prime examples of writers creating a fiction considered speculative in nature. Women, however, are not always part of their created world, and those permitted to share it are often forced to conform to a sociological vision not unlike that of the contemporary century.

-Tonya  Browning, “A Brief Historical Survey of Women Writers of Science Fiction: A Foray into History” archived here.

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