Best Sci Fi Books with Female Main Characters

This list features the best books in science fiction featuring great female protagonists.
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4.17 avg rating — 1,083 ratings
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3.32 avg rating — 534 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 1,689 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 4,587 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 1,902 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 141 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 263 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 2,752 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 2,809 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 5,169 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 2,330 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 1,927 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 4,378 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 3,292 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 3,795 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 3,905 ratings
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219

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3.96 avg rating — 762 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 763 ratings
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221

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3.79 avg rating — 715 ratings
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221

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3.80 avg rating — 11,769 ratings
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221

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4.41 avg rating — 5,300 ratings
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224

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4.01 avg rating — 2,885 ratings
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225

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3.81 avg rating — 1,102 ratings
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226

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3.56 avg rating — 3,185 ratings
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227

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3.93 avg rating — 199 ratings
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228

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 324,173 ratings
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229

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3.96 avg rating — 26,207 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 1,322 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 3,292 ratings
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3.56 avg rating — 1,388 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 1,015 ratings
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3.65 avg rating — 6,685 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 3,615 ratings
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237

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3.77 avg rating — 680 ratings
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238

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3.97 avg rating — 2,407 ratings
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239

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3.92 avg rating — 25,606 ratings
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3.52 avg rating — 3,259 ratings
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241

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3.67 avg rating — 180 ratings
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241

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4.01 avg rating — 9,707 ratings
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241

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4.02 avg rating — 50 ratings
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241

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3.51 avg rating — 292 ratings
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241

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3.98 avg rating — 3,266 ratings
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3.42 avg rating — 118 ratings
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241

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3.88 avg rating — 34 ratings
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241

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3.84 avg rating — 55 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 9 ratings
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241

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3.79 avg rating — 591 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 486 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 3,824 ratings
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252

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4.28 avg rating — 79,942 ratings
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254

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3.61 avg rating — 538 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 353 ratings
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256

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3.33 avg rating — 129 ratings
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256

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3.63 avg rating — 30 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 3,864 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 72 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 1,021 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 187 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 50 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 6,216 ratings
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3.49 avg rating — 1,164 ratings
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3.55 avg rating — 14,027 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 3,515 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 1,584 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 3,014 ratings
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3.57 avg rating — 1,389 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 154,683 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 3,266 ratings
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272

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4.06 avg rating — 51 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 1,642 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 13,465 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 2,098 ratings
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276

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3.83 avg rating — 2,762 ratings
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277

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3.96 avg rating — 38,532 ratings
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278

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4.21 avg rating — 72 ratings
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279

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3.68 avg rating — 1,132 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 73 ratings
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3.30 avg rating — 1,708 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 15,773 ratings
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283

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3.90 avg rating — 1,056 ratings
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283

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3.73 avg rating — 2,964 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 5,005 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 1,809 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 9,042 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 68 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 3,748 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 159 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 1,432 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 7,013 ratings
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293

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3.70 avg rating — 948 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 84,760 ratings
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293

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3.71 avg rating — 36,531 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 850 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 2,596 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 2,486 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 20,148 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 107 ratings
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739 books · 820 voters · list created July 18th, 2009 by Kevis Hendrickson (votes) .
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Kevis 1623 books
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Travis 219 books
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Jerry 192 books
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message 1: by Monique (new)

Monique How few!


message 2: by CaliGirlRae (new)

CaliGirlRae So true. Certainly there's more SF books to add with awesome main female characters!


Kagama-the Literaturevixen Isnt the Meljean Brooks book more of a steampunk?


message 4: by Dawn (new)

Dawn Dragondrums has a male protagonist, BTW (Piemur).

Nice list.


message 5: by Karen (new)

Karen Love the Tamora Pierce but that is fantasy isn't?


message 6: by Lou (new)

Lou Bell No Sarah Zettel, or did I miss one? Fool's War is a classic!


message 7: by Marne (new)

Marne Wilson By what stretch of the imagination is the Mists of Avalon a science fiction book?


message 8: by Kevis (new)

Kevis Hendrickson Marne wrote: "By what stretch of the imagination is the Mists of Avalon a science fiction book?"

Good question, Marne. I think that book warrants removal.


message 9: by Anastasia (new)

Anastasia I deleted a score of books which are fantasy:
- Birthgrave by Tanith Lee (happens to be my favorite book ever... still not scifi, although you could argue that point, it's classical pulp sword & sorcery)
- Tamora Pierce books
- Golden Compass books by Pullman
- Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
- Dragonsbane by Barbara Hambly
- Godstalk by P.C. Hodgell (great book)


message 10: by Coolcurry (new)

Coolcurry I cleaned out some fantasy books
- Tamora Pierce books (someone post have added them back in after Anastasia deleted them)
- Golden Compass books by Pullman (ditto)
- The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley


message 11: by Amy (new)

Amy I also have to say the Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin is also a fantasy novel. Mrs. Le Guin did write a number of Sci Fi books though.


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