Is this a loaded question?
That's like saying Romance writers are all women....
Most, not all, are women.
for the same reason why most people who attend SF conventions are also male. Not too many female SF geeks around (they seem to go more classic Fantasy).
Of course, as a counter example of a female writer who did SF, I could point out Andre Norton (she put out enough titles to make up for any 3 or 4 other female SF writers).
Mark, Then it seems that guys might have a lot more fun attending the Fantasy conventions.
hmm, impractical chainmail bikinis and girls with purple hair. Can't imagine why any guy would go for that ;)
Um... women created the genre and were the original intended audience...men, as usual dominated it to suppress our voice.
Mary Shelly, Margarete Cavendish, Claire Winger Harris, Gertrude Barrows Bennett all pioneers. Perhaps it's seems most scifi writers are men because women choose to create pen names men will identify with:) Look at why JK decided to only use initials for her fantasy novels.
Sangay is not my real name. I chose it to be gender neutral when I began writing articles about sex and sexuality for a male audience. It's a game that sometimes needs to be played.
Actually, I would have figured that men would prefer reading about sex from women writers.
lol... it's not that kind of sex advice:D More like "The side effects of Viagra"
There's a mathematic symmetry to many science fiction works. A well structured three act story with nicely developed plot points, compelling leads, require the intertwining of a modicum of mathematic skill. Generally speaking the female population has been less than enthusiastic about math and science. F
Depending on the age group most men like pictures-Actually porn has been a big seller, but when it comes to the written word a few female authors skip the foreplay, and get down and dirty.
Are you looking for a serious answer, or the standard jerk weed response?
Understanding the basic sciences is imperative for a good piece of science fiction to ring true. The population of gals writing sic-fi is limited.