Genre Fiction With Zero Female Characters

After reading two books in a row that have no female characters, I think there should be a "list of shame" for books that are otherwise good, but ignore half of humanity (no excuses about historical accuracy, this isn't nonfiction). By "genre" I mean science fiction, fantasy, or horror (and their various derivatives). By character I mean a named female who has meaningful interactions and is more than a cardboard cutout. Let's be loose with that definition in order to keep it in the spirit of the list. If the female wasn't more than a grocery list of traits, a title (i.e. wife/mistress), and a name, she probably isn't a character.

The books don't need to be bad (in fact they can be, in general, good books), just sausagefests.
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7 books · 8 voters · list created February 3rd, 2015 by Charlie (votes) .
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message 1: by Joseph (new)

Joseph One book that has always stood out in my mind because it only has one female character in the whole book but is still a wonderful story is "Treasure Island." The only woman is Jim Hawkin's mother, all the other characters are men, the sailors, the pirates, etc.


message 2: by Charlie (new)

Charlie Joseph wrote: "One book that has always stood out in my mind because it only has one female character in the whole book but is still a wonderful story is "Treasure Island."

What a great catch!


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