Posted on March 29, 2019 at 11:45 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

If you had to guess, who would you say was the first woman to publish a science-fiction story under her own name?

We’ll give you a quick hint: The story was titled "A Runaway World."

One more clue: It ran in Weird Tale Magazine in 1926.

Those of you who said Clare Winger Harris were correct ... but based on Literary Hub’s profile of Harris, we’re going to make a guess of our own.

And that guess is that very few of you knew the answer, let alone knew who Harris was.

(We’re not judging — we don’t recognize her name, even though she was born in the next county over from where we grew up, in an area that isn’t so population-dense that we can be picky about our hometown heroes!)

Learn more about Harris, a little-known sci-fi pioneer, in Literary Hub.

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