science fiction

STEM Women Hall of Fame: Sci Fi Creatoress

In 1666, Lady Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, penned one of this universe's earliest examples - if not the first - of science fiction.

Empresses of Science Fiction

Did you know a woman wrote what many consider the first science-fiction novel? Cristen and Caroline explore women who've shaped science fiction's past and present and how the genre plays with gender.

Further Reading: Sci-Fi Edition

The First Lady of Cosplay

It's a well-known fact among science fiction fans that Forrest J. Ackerman was the first guy to ever "cosplay," arriving in a "futuristicostume" at the 1939 First World Science Fiction Convention. But what about his cosplaying companion, Myrtle R. Jones, who designed and made those history-making garments?