Before you spout off that science fiction is a "man's" genre, as someone literally just did to me an hour ago, you might want to educate yourself on the genre's actual history.
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein and The Last Man all the way back in the 1800's, effectively inventing our modern concept of "mad science" and the "post apocalypse" subgenre, respectively. It was her success that sparked an explosion of fantastical literature with scientific and technological themes, later dubbed "science fiction."
Later, Charlotte Perkins Gilman's wildly successful "The Yellow Wallpaper," hailed as a groundbreaking work of feminism, sparked its own wave of "weird horror" and is cited by H.P. Lovecraft as one of his biggest inspirations, his very writing style practically lifted from Gilman's.
The trends kicked off by Mary Shelley and her imitators eventually grew directly into the pulp science fiction boom of the 1930's, and a great deal of those authors were also women. Nobody knew they were women at the time, because publishers rejected their work until it was submitted under male-sounding names. We don't know just how many such authors were secretly female, just a handful of the known examples include C.L. Moore, Andre Norton, Leigh Brackett, Marion Bradley, J. Hunter Holly and James Tiptree. All women writing under masculine or androgynous pen names so their work would be taken seriously in a grotesquely misogynistic culture.
The men credited today as the fathers of science fiction - like Rodenberry and Asimov - were reading the science fiction, fantasy and horror work of women when they themselves were nobodies. When they were little boys.