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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4.12 avg rating — 43,331 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 15,109 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 14,139 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 13,791 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 19,285 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 7,548 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 130,085 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 2,497,028 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 2,690,808 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 132,170 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 31,699 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 244,760 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 24,385 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 277,239 ratings
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18

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4.27 avg rating — 119,926 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 54,976 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 87,045 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 52,575 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 4,530 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 3,100,678 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 3,751 ratings
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25

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3.94 avg rating — 14,315 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 8,813 ratings
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27

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3.85 avg rating — 586,511 ratings
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28

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4.23 avg rating — 856,046 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 83,852 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 739,613 ratings
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31

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4.05 avg rating — 61 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 11,931 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 7,619 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 28,208 ratings
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35

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4.28 avg rating — 42,746 ratings
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4.84 avg rating — 38 ratings
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37

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4.20 avg rating — 169,069 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 8,460 ratings
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39

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3.70 avg rating — 286 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 10,444 ratings
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41

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4.26 avg rating — 5,954 ratings
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42

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3.94 avg rating — 7,468 ratings
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43

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3.88 avg rating — 5,486 ratings
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44

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3.86 avg rating — 130,250 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 7,895 ratings
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46

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3.86 avg rating — 9,208 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 41,845 ratings
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4.83 avg rating — 35 ratings
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49

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3.94 avg rating — 6,441 ratings
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50

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3.86 avg rating — 16,255 ratings
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51

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3.90 avg rating — 90,665 ratings
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52

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3.88 avg rating — 2,116 ratings
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53

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3.98 avg rating — 129,050 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 3,889 ratings
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55

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4.29 avg rating — 26,150 ratings
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56

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4.07 avg rating — 5,079 ratings
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57

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3.97 avg rating — 88,301 ratings
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58

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3.93 avg rating — 3,346 ratings
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59

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3.69 avg rating — 5,312 ratings
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60

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3.89 avg rating — 2,726 ratings
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61

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4.25 avg rating — 56 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 18,043 ratings
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63

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4.04 avg rating — 114,286 ratings
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64

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3.86 avg rating — 21,801 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 3,016 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 9,386 ratings
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67

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4.23 avg rating — 200,644 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 56 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 10,070 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 15,746 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 4,021 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 3,154 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 5,269 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 2,831 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 1,929 ratings
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76

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3.65 avg rating — 104 ratings
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76

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3.83 avg rating — 337 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 2,035 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 4,248 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 3,637 ratings
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81

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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 9,707 ratings
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82

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4.17 avg rating — 37,400 ratings
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83

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3.98 avg rating — 1,627,090 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 931 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 16,103 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 20,900 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 1,895 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 23,738 ratings
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89

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4.15 avg rating — 71 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 10,756 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 1,475 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 18,777 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 2,752 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 1,900 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 3,733 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 13,901 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 3,307 ratings
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98

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4.41 avg rating — 820 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 12,502 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 277 ratings
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866 books · 942 voters · list created July 18th, 2009 by Kevis Hendrickson (votes) .
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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 Sarah (new)

Sarah 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.


message 12: by David (new)

David Leemon Monique wrote: "How few!"

I thought of five books to add to the list.


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