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Speculative Fiction that Passes the Bechdel Test

(1) Does the book have at least two named female characters?
(2) Who have a conversation with each other?
(3) About something other than a man?

Wikipedia defines "speculative fiction" as "an umbrella term encompassing the more fantastical fiction genres, specifically science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, and alternate history in literature as well as related static, motion, and virtual arts."
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796 books · 809 voters · list created April 18th, 2012 by Debbie (votes) .
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Emma Deplores Goodreads Censorship This is a great list! I had to think about how to vote on it - in the end I went for books that portray meaningful relationships between female characters, because books have a lot more time than movies and so I'd hope for more than one conversation.


Women_of_the_Future This is such a great list!

For anyone who'd like to join a group to read some of the SciFi from this list, check out Women of the Future. We do monthly reads and have an annual reading challenge.

We also maintain a bookshelf that only lists adult SciFi & Speculative Fiction authored by womxn (no young adult). It is a private group, but all are welcome!

Group: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...

Group Bookshelf: https://www.goodreads.com/group/books...


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