Feminist Science Fiction Books

The books on this list feature strong female protagonists or explore themes that advance our understanding of gender within the framework of extrapolative fiction, in particular science fiction. (Please don't add any fantasy or horror titles.)
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4.29 avg rating — 147,402 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 12,779 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 15,516 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 117,576 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 2,998,631 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 39,341 ratings
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17

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3.98 avg rating — 94,083 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 11,827 ratings
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20

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3.85 avg rating — 617,522 ratings
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21

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4.09 avg rating — 132,456 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 5,437 ratings
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23

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3.78 avg rating — 194,010 ratings
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24

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4.16 avg rating — 3,465,575 ratings
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25

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4.06 avg rating — 2,750,697 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 17,830 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 5,004 ratings
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28

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3.49 avg rating — 17,953 ratings
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29

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4.49 avg rating — 87 ratings
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30

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4.13 avg rating — 817,602 ratings
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31

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3.94 avg rating — 6,694 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 1,124,113 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 12,173 ratings
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34

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4.21 avg rating — 27,946 ratings
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35

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4.16 avg rating — 108,073 ratings
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36

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4.35 avg rating — 51,848 ratings
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4.30 avg rating — 40,963 ratings
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37

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4.29 avg rating — 43,871 ratings
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39

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4.19 avg rating — 796 ratings
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40

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3.86 avg rating — 9,632 ratings
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41

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4.92 avg rating — 12 ratings
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42

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3.87 avg rating — 688 ratings
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43

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4.32 avg rating — 206,322 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 208,238 ratings
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45

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4.30 avg rating — 27,019 ratings
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46

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4.33 avg rating — 13,584 ratings
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47

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3.83 avg rating — 1,183 ratings
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48

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3.77 avg rating — 239 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 2,036 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 2,206 ratings
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51

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3.86 avg rating — 3,857 ratings
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4.45 avg rating — 6,677 ratings
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53

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3.89 avg rating — 831 ratings
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54

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4.43 avg rating — 241,370 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 199,588 ratings
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56

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4.03 avg rating — 24,602 ratings
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57

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3.91 avg rating — 21,681 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 16,340 ratings
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59

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3.63 avg rating — 282 ratings
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60

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3.86 avg rating — 25,259 ratings
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61

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4.08 avg rating — 33,513 ratings
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62

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4.17 avg rating — 153 ratings
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63

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3.75 avg rating — 15,522 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 2,100 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 5,607 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 1,956 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 15,215 ratings
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68

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3.75 avg rating — 500 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 6,665 ratings
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70

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3.74 avg rating — 9,297 ratings
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71

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3.89 avg rating — 107,791 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 3,360 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 338 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 364 ratings
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3.81 avg rating — 347 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 75 ratings
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3.70 avg rating — 20 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 1,652 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 2,801 ratings
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80

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3.47 avg rating — 88 ratings
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81

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3.71 avg rating — 58,307 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 1,322 ratings
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83

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3.80 avg rating — 4,281 ratings
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84

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3.73 avg rating — 205 ratings
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84

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3.83 avg rating — 970 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 22,133 ratings
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87

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3.82 avg rating — 39 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 14,745 ratings
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89

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3.83 avg rating — 23 ratings
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89

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4.35 avg rating — 26 ratings
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89

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3.67 avg rating — 27,257 ratings
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89

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4.16 avg rating — 135 ratings
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89

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3.69 avg rating — 387 ratings
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94

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3.61 avg rating — 2,232 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 24 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 50 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 82 ratings
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3.49 avg rating — 66,085 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 87,397 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 2,424 ratings
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228 books · 431 voters · list created August 15th, 2009 by Kevis Hendrickson (votes) .
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Deedee 18654 books
38 friends
Ideath 263 books
96 friends
Wendi 1132 books
27 friends
Carolyn 7773 books
108 friends
Wealhtheow 4542 books
47 friends
Manda 431 books
0 friends
Max 1058 books
80 friends
Navi 21438 books
902 friends

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message 1: by John (last edited Aug 17, 2009 04:00AM) (new)

John Burns Why create this list when the other list already exists? Merely to publicise your own work?

http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/12...

Is there a good reason why i shouldn't delete this entirely superfluous list?


message 2: by Greyweather (new)

Greyweather I was going to say that there's no rule against making redundant lists, but it turns out that there actually is one:

If a "Best Fantasy Books" list [or in this case "Best Feminist Science Fiction" list:] already exists - no need to create another - it will be merged eventually anyways.


message 3: by John (new)

John Burns huh. So how does it get merged? do we librarians have the ability to do tht?


message 4: by Greyweather (last edited Aug 17, 2009 03:35PM) (new)

Greyweather Apparently not.
It was suggested to me that we try the contact us form to request a merge.


message 5: by Teresa (new)

Teresa I would DEFINITELY suggest that Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Herland be added to this list! I don't even read very many "feminist" works, but I can't believe this was left off a feminist sci-fi list!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could add it; it's easy to add books to a Listopia list. (Up at the top of the list, next to "all votes.")


message 7: by Angela (new)

Angela Deleted a bunch of nonfiction and realistic fic though I'm sure I missed some


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