Best Sci Fi Books with Female Main Characters

This list features the best books in science fiction featuring great female protagonists.
1

by
4.33 avg rating — 6,159,631 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
2

by
4.13 avg rating — 40,105 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
3

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1,025,615 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
4

by
4.11 avg rating — 1,373,304 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
5

by
3.73 avg rating — 13,145 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
6

by
3.99 avg rating — 11,914 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
7

by
4.37 avg rating — 11,886 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
8

by
4.10 avg rating — 18,595 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
9

by
3.99 avg rating — 7,252 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
10

by
4.04 avg rating — 2,249,551 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
11

by
4.14 avg rating — 117,344 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
12

by
4.29 avg rating — 2,396,849 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
13

by
4.09 avg rating — 121,361 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
14

by
4.10 avg rating — 27,990 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
15

by
4.02 avg rating — 22,058 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
16

by
4.03 avg rating — 227,273 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
17

by
4.24 avg rating — 46,524 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
18

by
4.25 avg rating — 253,711 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
19

by
3.98 avg rating — 4,368 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
20

by
4.20 avg rating — 2,798,849 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
21

by
4.19 avg rating — 78,914 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
22

by
4.03 avg rating — 46,434 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
23

by
3.80 avg rating — 3,710 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
24

by
4.24 avg rating — 86,878 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
25

by
3.95 avg rating — 12,193 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
26

by
4.10 avg rating — 8,456 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
27

by
3.86 avg rating — 544,584 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
28

by
4.16 avg rating — 53,902 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
29

by
4.05 avg rating — 57 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
30

by
3.95 avg rating — 11,678 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
31

by
4.23 avg rating — 703,861 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
32

by
4.84 avg rating — 38 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
33

by
3.91 avg rating — 7,263 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
34

by
3.84 avg rating — 25,905 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
35

by
4.28 avg rating — 39,745 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
36

by
4.23 avg rating — 152,568 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
37

by
4.07 avg rating — 8,063 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
38

by
3.72 avg rating — 275 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
39

by
3.95 avg rating — 10,003 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
40

by
4.26 avg rating — 5,661 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
41

by
3.88 avg rating — 5,346 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
42

by
4.09 avg rating — 7,566 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
43

by
3.94 avg rating — 7,181 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
44

by
3.88 avg rating — 114,461 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
45

by
4.15 avg rating — 645,046 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
46

by
3.86 avg rating — 8,814 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
47

by
4.83 avg rating — 35 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
48

by
3.93 avg rating — 6,203 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
48

by
3.95 avg rating — 33,103 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
50

by
3.85 avg rating — 15,371 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
51

by
3.92 avg rating — 82,956 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
52

by
3.88 avg rating — 2,064 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
53

by
4.03 avg rating — 110,619 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
54

by
3.74 avg rating — 3,777 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
55

by
4.31 avg rating — 23,381 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
56

by
4.06 avg rating — 4,969 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
57

by
3.92 avg rating — 3,275 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
58

by
3.69 avg rating — 5,211 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
59

by
4.31 avg rating — 51 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
60

by
3.98 avg rating — 75,328 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
61

by
4.07 avg rating — 99,517 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
62

by
3.89 avg rating — 2,676 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
63

by
4.09 avg rating — 17,176 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
64

by
4.08 avg rating — 8,934 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
65

by
4.24 avg rating — 175,806 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
66

by
4.25 avg rating — 2,912 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
67

by
3.87 avg rating — 18,804 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
68

by
4.04 avg rating — 55 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
69

by
4.35 avg rating — 14,167 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
70

by
3.98 avg rating — 3,904 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
71

by
4.05 avg rating — 3,101 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
72

by
3.67 avg rating — 9,702 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
73

by
4.21 avg rating — 16,088 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
74

by
3.63 avg rating — 2,792 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
75

by
4.24 avg rating — 1,858 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
76

by
3.60 avg rating — 102 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
76

by
3.78 avg rating — 258 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
78

by
3.87 avg rating — 10,577 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79

by
3.94 avg rating — 1,982 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
80

by
4.02 avg rating — 3,501 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
81

by
really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 9,537 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
82

by
4.18 avg rating — 36,282 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
83

by
3.97 avg rating — 1,534,723 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
84

by
4.17 avg rating — 919 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
85

by
4.03 avg rating — 13,464 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
86

by
3.88 avg rating — 1,804 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
87

by
3.82 avg rating — 23,521 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
88

by
4.06 avg rating — 3,969 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
88

by
4.18 avg rating — 67 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
90

by
3.75 avg rating — 1,422 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
91

by
3.98 avg rating — 5,101 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92

by
3.89 avg rating — 2,686 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
93

by
3.76 avg rating — 1,852 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
94

by
3.85 avg rating — 3,612 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
95

by
4.13 avg rating — 3,211 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
96

by
4.07 avg rating — 16,346 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
96

by
4.05 avg rating — 12,175 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
98

by
3.67 avg rating — 268 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
99

by
4.04 avg rating — 15,372 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
100

by
4.25 avg rating — 29,015 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
flag this list (?)
856 books · 932 voters · list created July 18th, 2009 by Kevis Hendrickson (votes) .
127 likes · 
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Kevis 1711 books
810 friends
Greyweather 2656 books
72 friends
John 758 books
44 friends
Travis 367 books
23 friends
ma ri na 350 books
10 friends
Blue Eyed Vixen 16623 books
393 friends
Jerry 234 books
42 friends
Monique 364 books
20 friends

More voters…


Comments Showing 1-12 of 12 (12 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

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)


Sarah (CoolCurryBooks) 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.


back to top



Related News

Famous people! Are they really just like us? In the case of these individuals, the answer is a resounding yes when it comes to loving book...

Anyone can add books to this list.