Thursday, March 18, 2010

Leigh (Douglass) Brackett (1915-1978) - Eric L. David

Leigh (Douglass) Brackett (1915-1978)

Davin, Eric L.

in: Davin, Eric L. Partners in Wonder: Women and the Birth of Science Fiction 1926-1965. New York: Ibooks, 2006. p. 372.

This concludes :-

"known to be female first. She became popular later. In one of the most famous instances used to "prove" prejudice against women, then, we discover that it is completely impossible to find any prejudice at all from editors, fans, or readers. Nor can we find any evidence that there was ever any attempt at gender-concealment on Leigh Brackett's part or on the part of the editors who published her. Indeed, the latter went out of their way to proudly publicize her gender with photographs, profiles and announcements, and it was fellow writers, such as Henry Kuttner, who brought her into the science fiction world. Thus, as with Leslie F. Stone, it is a complete fiction to use Leigh Brackett as an example of a woman author who either attempted to conceal her gender, or whose gender was unknown to editors or readers, or who was discriminated against because of her gender."'s+renaissance+leigh+brackett&source=bl&ots=gkJrpIu4Lu&sig=KvYKVjO8BNH1JyVyqM3is6eAboI&hl=en&ei=ZOlITYP8GoyyuAPZmLGhBQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CCUQ6AEwAg#v=onepage&q=earth's%20renaissance%20leigh%20brackett&f=false

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