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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202 books · 390 voters · list created August 15th, 2009 by Kevis Hendrickson (votes) .
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Deedee 14949 books
34 friends
Ideath 263 books
96 friends
Wendi 1132 books
29 friends
Carolyn 7391 books
107 friends
Wealhtheow 3900 books
660 friends
Manda 421 books
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Max 816 books
76 friends
Navi 7441 books
193 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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