Bookman asked Jessica Alter:

Is it hard to be a woman in science fiction?

Jessica Alter I haven't yet found being a woman science fiction author to be difficult so far. I was fortunate to have great fantasy and science fiction authors like Ursula K. LeGuin, Madeleine L'Engle, and Marion Zimmer Bradley to light my way.

Though, true and funny, some people thought I was a man because I go by Jess on a certain social media outlet and used a book cover photo instead of an author portrait. Since January 2015, I've used an author portrait and had no problems.

Thanks, Bookman!

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