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Forgotten Women of Genre: Paula Maxa

By Carly Lane

March is Women's History Month. And while we at SYFY FANGRRLS celebrate women's achievements all year long, we're going above and beyond this month with Season 2 of our limited podcast series, Forgotten Women of Genre.

When we talk about genre, we’re not just talking about science fiction and fantasy. There are other realms the term “genre” represents. Genre also includes horror — and women have had a presence in that world since its inception. Today, we’re going to take you down a lesser-known path of horror history to tell you about Paula Maxa, once referred to as The Most Assassinated Woman in the World.

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. SYFY FANGRRLS' 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 Forgotten Women of Genre will be released every weekday in March. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.