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Forgotten Women of Genre: Gertrude Barrows Bennett

By Riley Silverman

March is Women's History Month. And while here on SYFY FANGRRLS we celebrate women's achievements throughout the year, we're going above and beyond for the upcoming month with a limited podcast series called Forgotten Women of Genre.

Living in a society beleaguered by the horrors reported from the frontlines of WWI, Gertrude Barrows Bennett created dark fiction the likes of which the world had never before seen. Yet because she worked under a pseudonym, Francis Stevens, even the biggest fans of the mother of dark fantasy didn't know her name. But we do. For the 18th episode of the Forgotten Women of Genre podcast, we celebrate Gertrude Barrows Bennett, the woman who gave form to our nightmares. 

Science fiction, fantasy, and all associated genres have finally evolved from a niche interest into a mainstream staple. But the women who have been instrumental in creating and shaping the nerdverse have largely gone unrecognized. Until today. Forgotten Women of Genre tells the stories of the women who helped some of the most famous fantasy worlds become a reality.

New episodes of this series will be released each day in the month of March, in addition to regularly scheduled episodes of STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS.

Subscribe to STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS and get these amazing stories in your feed all month.