Characters in a work whose gender is female.

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80's 90's female protagonist descending a space elevator or a tall tree on another planet

I read a book in the late 80's or early 90's that involved a woman special operative. She was descending a space elevator or a large tree down to the the planet and she had bio tech embedded in her. ...
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Is there any particular aspect differentiating feminist and non-feminist work in sci-fi/fantasy? [closed]

How does a work in sci-fi and fantasy qualify as a feminist or otherwise? Should gender based questions be part of the work and having only strong female character isn't sufficient? Case in point ...
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Looking for title/author of sci-fi book from the 80s/90s, environmentalist theme, older female protagonist

I read this book in my teens (90s) so it's no newer than say 1995. The plot revolved around an older woman on the west coast of America (possibly San Franciso or San Deigo) during a time when climate ...
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Television; female time travel police officer

My friend remembers an older cop show where the lead is a woman that time travels to the current day. The only other thing he remembers is that the cop got upset when someone wanted to shake her ...
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Fantasy Children's Book; Characters Must Race Into Place to Play Roles on Each Page

Characters are physically trapped inside of the book you are reading, they have to run around inside of the book to make sure that the story moves forward. They are their roles, but also self-aware ...
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Why does Black Widow's hair change in every movie? [closed]

Do the filmmakers not realize that an international super-spy is too busy to be alternately curling or straightening her hair all the time? All those materials would not fit in a modest, helicopter ...
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Do Lord of the Rings or The Silmarillion pass the Bechdel test?

Motivation Let's face it, Tolkien wasn't much of a promoter of women's equality (to say the least). Thus there are no female characters in the Hobbit. the Lord of the Rings certainly has several ...
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Help me find a book trilogy about a girl, dragons and Nicholas Flamel

I've been trying to track down this trilogy of books I've read when I was a teenager. The fact I've only read them translated to Lithuanian language, doesn't help. I don't remember much, but the few ...
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Desperate to find comic, features female protagonist, pretty sure a goddess?

I've been searching for a urban fantasy comic/graphic novel series that I used to read when i was younger, in the last 8 years. It featured a female protagonist who was a goddess I'm pretty sure. It ...
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A fantasy book where a young shepherd girl who comes back to her village to find everyone dead by plague

It was a book I read many years ago. It focused around a young shepherd girl who comes back to her village to find everyone dead by plague. She has innate magic ability which she then uses to ...
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Female protagonist that is sick in one reality and well in another

I read a few books in a series of novels with a female protagonist. She was either severely injured or very ill in 'our world', but she was able to travel to another dimension. They referred to the ...
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Was the nuanced treatment of Uhura a deliberate statement on civil rights and women's liberation?

The wikipedia page in Uhura indicates that she was a role model for African American women and that she... ...was an important part of the original series' multicultural crew [1] and one of the ...
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Fantasy Novel - Female Protagonist

I'm trying to remember the title of a fantasy novel I read years ago. I remember reading it in paperback format in the early to mid 90's, so I'm guessing it was written in the 80's or 90's. The ...
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How could Samantha Carter 's words about the Gulf War be true?

During the famous Briefing Room introduction scene of Samantha Carter in the season one episode "Children Of The Gods" she mentioned spending over 100 hours in enemy airspace during the Desert Storm. ...
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Was there a common influence for the characters Leela on Futurama and Aeryn on Farscape

I recently started watching the series Farscape and something that struck me were the similarities between the character Aeryn and Leela from Futurama, detailed below. Both shows were made in 1999, ...
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How could I find fantasy stories with all female characters?

I would be interested in reading a fantasy novel with all-female characters. Is there a good resource for finding such stories? (Or more generally any written science fiction or fantasy with ...