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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3.95 avg rating — 13,774 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 57 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 2,459,090 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 6,271,786 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 2,985 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 78,390 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 27,836 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 10,118 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 552,492 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 123,077 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 2,848,946 ratings
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24

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4.33 avg rating — 12,797 ratings
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25

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3.49 avg rating — 14,578 ratings
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26

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3.81 avg rating — 152,680 ratings
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27

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3.92 avg rating — 5,691 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 4,189 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 2,302,179 ratings
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30

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4.39 avg rating — 62 ratings
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4.26 avg rating — 22,517 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 11,751 ratings
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33

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4.14 avg rating — 663,492 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 16,862 ratings
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36

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3.87 avg rating — 568 ratings
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37

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4.16 avg rating — 382 ratings
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4.28 avg rating — 40,295 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 8,919 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 1,093 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 203 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 1,844 ratings
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43

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4.29 avg rating — 136,234 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 33,608 ratings
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4.36 avg rating — 12,177 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 2,080 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 23,882 ratings
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3.85 avg rating — 3,637 ratings
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4.44 avg rating — 6,411 ratings
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50

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3.89 avg rating — 765 ratings
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51

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4.15 avg rating — 71,623 ratings
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52

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3.94 avg rating — 186,189 ratings
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4.46 avg rating — 185,483 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 20,307 ratings
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55

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3.63 avg rating — 257 ratings
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4.11 avg rating — 28,812 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 143 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 22,465 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 12,319 ratings
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60

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3.91 avg rating — 2,000 ratings
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61

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3.92 avg rating — 322 ratings
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62

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63

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3.86 avg rating — 19,456 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 484 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 178,977 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 6,268 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 8,183 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 258 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 313 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 57 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 1,598 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 2,352 ratings
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3.79 avg rating — 3,942 ratings
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81

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3.70 avg rating — 196 ratings
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81

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3.83 avg rating — 929 ratings
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3.36 avg rating — 381 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 13,059 ratings
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86

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3.90 avg rating — 94,490 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 23 ratings
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87

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4.33 avg rating — 27 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 25,870 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 2,191 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 48 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 80,872 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 2,349 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 41,884 ratings
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3.84 avg rating — 164 ratings
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3.10 avg rating — 1,781 ratings
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208 books · 405 voters · list created August 15th, 2009 by Kevis Hendrickson (votes) .
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Deedee 16421 books
37 friends
Ideath 263 books
96 friends
Wendi 1132 books
28 friends
Carolyn 7675 books
107 friends
Wealhtheow 4245 books
681 friends
Manda 429 books
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Max 948 books
77 friends
Navi 15112 books
577 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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