Ursula Le Guin, City of Illusions‘The British Library’s first exhibition to explore science fiction features many female authors, including Mary Shelley, Marge Piercy, Ursula K Le Guin, Margaret Atwood, Pat Cadigan and Gwyneth Jones. So is the perception of science fiction as a male-dominated genre out of date? To discuss Jane is joined by science fiction writers Gwyneth Jones and Karen Traviss, and by Farah Mendlesohn, Reader in Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature at Middlesex University.’

Out of this World: Science Fiction but not as you know it‘ is at the British Library from 20 May – 25 September 2011’