“Garsh, I’m an academical, so very steeped in literature. And that’s why I’ve never heard of anybody named Leigh Brackett or Catherine Moore or Andre Norton, or 75% of the Star Trek novelists, or Rebecca Meluch who lived right down the pike, or Elizabeth Moon. Yup, there weren’t any other women writing space opera or military sf, and never mind that Bujold read all these books growing up, and so did her readers.”
K, I giggled. :D I do kind of wonder if the “perceived” is about stereotypes outside of folks who actually, y’know, have read science fiction– otherwise, who the heck is “acclaiming” the “science fiction scholar” that doesn’t even know how to do basic research?