Best Sci Fi Books with Female Main Characters

This list features the best books in science fiction featuring great female protagonists.
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3.73 avg rating — 12,433 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 11,510 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 17,358 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 2,029,984 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 2,151,725 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 6,670 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 107,335 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 114,222 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 20,845 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 208,406 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 24,957 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 234,011 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 42,915 ratings
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3.99 avg rating — 4,103 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 2,529,554 ratings
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4.19 avg rating — 73,497 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 41,792 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 507,053 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 3,568 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 7,851 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 10,996 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 66,106 ratings
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4.18 avg rating — 51 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 38,604 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 597,282 ratings
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4.84 avg rating — 38 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 6,886 ratings
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3.83 avg rating — 24,668 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 37,536 ratings
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3.96 avg rating — 10,942 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 7,442 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 245 ratings
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38

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4.23 avg rating — 139,162 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 9,409 ratings
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40

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3.66 avg rating — 315 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 5,344 ratings
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3.87 avg rating — 4,966 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 6,971 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 6,619 ratings
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4.15 avg rating — 559,276 ratings
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4.83 avg rating — 35 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 14,604 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 79,326 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 102,835 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 8,193 ratings
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51

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3.93 avg rating — 27,612 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 104,431 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 1,948 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 5,801 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 3,118 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 3,612 ratings
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4.31 avg rating — 21,530 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 4,747 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 49 ratings
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60

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4.06 avg rating — 89,463 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 4,955 ratings
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3.89 avg rating — 2,537 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 15,791 ratings
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4.25 avg rating — 2,730 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 15,903 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 62,138 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 49 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 8,246 ratings
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4.23 avg rating — 151,349 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 9,261 ratings
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4.21 avg rating — 13,678 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 1,744 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 102 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 236 ratings
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4.33 avg rating — 11,977 ratings
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81

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4.18 avg rating — 34,695 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 2,677 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 878 ratings
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3.97 avg rating — 3,698 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 23,007 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 3,485 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 64 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 12,780 ratings
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3.77 avg rating — 1,316 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 2,598 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 1,745 ratings
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4.48 avg rating — 172,140 ratings
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3.98 avg rating — 4,778 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 1,699 ratings
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4.13 avg rating — 3,016 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 14,864 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 249 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 14,584 ratings
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842 books · 911 voters · list created July 18th, 2009 by Kevis Hendrickson (votes) .
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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.


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