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10 of the Earliest Female Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors

Women have always been part of SFF.

Marie de France
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Corinna (born c. 518 B.C.)

corinna

Marie de France (1160-1215)

the lais of marie de france

The Lais of Marie De France

By Marie de France

Margaret Cavendish (1623-1673)

The Blazing World

The Blazing World

By Margaret Cavendish

Mary Shelley (1797-1851)

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley

Jane Webb (1807-1858)

the mummy

The Mummy

By Jane Webb-Loudon

Christina Rosetti (1830-1894)

christina rosetti complete poems and stories

Christina Rosetti: The Complete Poems

By Christina Rosetti

Gertrude Barrows Bennet (1884-1948)

the citadel of fear

The Citadel of Fear

By Gertrude Barrows Bennnett

Thea von Harbou (1888-1954)

Metropolis

Metropolis

By Thea von Harbou

Miriam Allen deFord (1888-1975)

Miriam Allen deFord
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Clare Winger Harris (1891-1968)

The Artificial Man

The Artificial Man

By Clare Winger Harris