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Clare Winger Harris

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Clare Winger Harris

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Full Name: Clare Winger Harris
Born: January 18, 1891
Freeport, Illinois, USA
Died: October 16, 1968
Pasadena, California, USA
Nationality: American


Clare Winger Harris (January 18, 1891-October 16, 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 and have received some positive critical response, including a recognition of her pioneering role as a woman writer in a male-dominated field.

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