The NY Magazine recently featured them most feminist moments in sci-fi, a category defined here as 'the depiction of fictional worlds in which science (including space travel), technology, and/or pseudoscience feature prominently and necessarily in the story's telling.' The list of powerful women include Frankenstein creator Mary Shelley, Star Trek actor Nichelle Nichols, Alien actor Sigourney Weaver, The Empire Strikes Back writer Leigh Brackett, and MacArthur Genius Grant winner and writer Octavia E. Butler. Evidenced by this impressive list, sci-fi has pushed against misogyny and other forms of oppression, such as racism. Through the construction of alternative realities, sci-fi gives hope to all humans, and thereby eliminates the shackles that constrain the current human experience and characterize present realities.