(Not so) Secret life of a woman naturalist: Mrs. Jane C. Loudon 1808-1878

In 1827, seventeen-year-old Jane Webb was adjusting to life after the death of her father.  She stated that, “on the winding up of his affairs that it would be necessary to do something for my support.”[i] She chose a rather creative solution to her financial challenges; she wrote a science fiction novel.  It did well, and Jane had a successful writing career, but never again wrote in the sci-fi genre.  If a more »

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