"These gorgeous fanatics were equally at home with men, murder, or matrimony, and they used all three with amazing success."
My grandfather, Winston K. Marks
was a somewhat well published science fiction author. My Aunt's birth was paid for by selling a story.
He wrote 50 or more stories, listed here
I have not read many of his stories - complex reasons - but this one came to my attention recently The Deadly Daughters
I don't really have a response, other than to offer that he had four daughters and one son by two different women.
The fears we manifest, and the enemies we create say more about us than about the world.