She's Got Moxxie - James Tiptree Jr.
If you didn’t know about him, we’re telling you now. In honor of Women's History Month, meet James Tiptree Jr. (August 24, 1915 - May 19, 1987): American author of science fiction, celebrated for a series of edgy short stories published in the 70’s and praised for his decidedly masculine understanding of and sympathy for his female characters. He maintained letter correspondences with fellow writers Phillip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, and Ursula Le Guin.
After nearly a decade, the cover of his pseudonym was blown and he was revealed to be 61-year-old Alice Bradley Sheldon (a woman). It is possible Sheldon adopted a pen name to protect her academic reputation, as she held a PhD in psychology and conducted research on rat behavior. Interestingly, she was a graphic artist and painter in her twenties and wrote as an art critic for the Chicago Sun. She later joined the U.S. Air Force where she worked in photo-intelligence during WWII, and also worked for the CIA during the Cold War before realizing her passion for psychological research.