Clare Winger Harris





Clare Winger Harris

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in Freeport, Illinois, The United States
January 18, 1891

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Clare Winger Harris (January 18, 1891- October, 1968) was an early science fiction writer whose short stories were published during the 1920s. She is credited as the first woman to publish stories under her own name in science fiction magazines. Her stories often dealt with characters on the "borders of humanity" such as cyborgs.

Harris began publishing in 1926, and soon became well liked by readers. She sold a total of eleven stories, which were collected in 1947 as Away From the Here and Now. Her gender was a surprise to Gernsback, the editor who first bought her work, as she was the first woman to publish science fiction stories under her own name. Her stories, which often feature strong female characters, have been occasionally reprinted
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Average rating: 3.46 · 39 ratings · 14 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
The Fate of the Poseidonia
2.4 of 5 stars 2.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1927 — 2 editions
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Away from the Here and Now:...
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Persephone of Eleusis: A Ro...
0.0 of 5 stars 0.00 avg rating — 0 ratings — published 1923
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The Dreaming Sex: Early Tal...
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The Feminine Future: Early ...
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“Already, in the last few decades, you have realized the utter futility of of encumbering yourselves with superfluous possessions that have no useful virtue, but which, for various sentimental reasons, you continue to hoard, thus lessening your life's efficiency by using for it time and attention that should have been applied to the practical work of life's accomplishments. (The Miracle of the Lily - 1928)”
Clare Winger Harris, The Dreaming Sex: Early Tales of Scientific Imagination by Women



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