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Women scientists in fiction

Karen Wheless wheless at sunchem.uucp
Sun Jan 8 01:12:04 EST 1995

There have been a few female scientists in romance novels, and in every 
case that I have read, they are portrayed quite positively (although 
science isn't usually discussed much!).  One that I remember distinctly 
involved a geneticist who "time-traveled" back to the Old West.  Although 
she obviously couldn't practice science there, she did have a unique 
approach to her experience.  Instead of being enraptured by the romance 
of it all, she missed her microwave, tampons and other modern 
conveniences - a rather scientific approach, I thought at the time.

        Karen Wheless              "Art is I, science is we."
 wheless at sunchem.chem.uga.edu              Claude Bernard

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