This tag should be used when the femininity of one or more characters is important to the question, e.g. in questions about the Bechdel test. It should not be used for just any question about a character who happens to be female.

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Looking for a specific Sci-Fi Book series with female lead

I'm looking for a scifi series I read a few years ago. I think there are 3 books. Could be more. The protagonist is a woman who was sold by her father and grew up as a sex-slave to some pirate leader ...
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Need help identifying a fantasy trilogy with a young woman protagonist

I cannot remember the author's name nor the titles of any of the books. What I do remember is that the main character is a young woman who, I believe, dreams of an alternate reality. There are ...
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Have we ever seen a female Borg drone 'extra'?

Certainly there have been female Borg, such as: The Borg Queen Seven of Nine Riley Frazier of "Unity" Marika Wilkarah of "Survival Instinct" But have we even seen a run-of-the-mill Borg drone ...
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Diagnosis for Kaori in “Your lie in April”

The character Kaori in the "Your Lie in April" has an illness. As far as I can tell, it is not stated what it is. Did I miss it? Symptoms: Some others have suggested that the ...
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Need help finding a book!

Ok, I read this book in 6th grade. 2002-2003 school year. It has a female character and she meets this guy a week before she has to leave on a space mission with her father. Some how she see the end ...
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Book about a girl raised by a computer

I have been looking for years, on and off, for a book that I can only assume is Fantasy/SciFi. The story starts out with a young girl in an empty facility with no other beings to interact with other ...
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Did Guenhwyvar undergo a sex change?

If memory serves, Drizzt's panther companion Guenhwyvar was referred to as a 'him' in the early Forgotten Realms books (Icewind Dale and Dark Elf trilogies) but a 'her' in later works (such as ...
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Forgotten YA female sci-fi author 80s/90s

I'm trying to remember a favorite author of mine when I was a kid. She (definitely a she) wrote YA science fiction (not fantasy) with female heroes. I'm fairly certain one was about Mars. Classic ...
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futuristic scifi story about a girl who gets sucked into a mirror to another time/place?

i remember reading this story a long time ago in middle school, so it was definitely published in the early 2000's maybe even the 90's. the cover art was holographic i think and and had a picture of a ...
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Is Oswin Oswald now super-human due to Trenzalore and the great intelligence?

The great intelligence fought the doctor. It gathered thousands of the best of human minds - healthy and functional, for many years. It traversed the universe and was able by guile and cunning to ...
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In the TV show Gotham, who is Kris Kringle?

In the TV show Gotham you get to see where a lot of the classic Batman villains get their start. I can't figure out who Kris Kringle is going to become, though. I'm not all that familiar with Batman ...
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Why was the female Thor not given another name?

The character Thor, with Thor being his birthname I would guess, eventually "retires" as he loses his power to wield his hammer Mjolnir...and his arm. In the recent comics, it seems that a woman (not ...
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Time travel book series - Time agency alters humanity starting with the cro-magnons

I read a book a long time ago and can't remember the title. It has an agency that sends people back in time to make themselves powerful. The books all look forward to the time when the actual time ...
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Looking for author or title of this book with Earth, Mars, Revenants and chemically induced amnesia

The story is about a female star pilot who is attacked and wakes up to find the last three years of her life have been chemically wiped away. She searches for information on her son (now dead) and on ...
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What is the first occurrence of a pre-teen female superhero in comics?

I am looking for the first appearance of a female heroine that would generally be considered a super-human and who is under the age of 13. Wonder Tot comes to mind, but is this the first?
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Is “Sith Witch” a title, or a general term for female Sith? [duplicate]

In the story of Star Wars there have been instances where the specific Sith female was considered a "Sith Witch." However there have also been instances where the Sith female was just a Sith. Now my ...
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Book about a girl whose hair changes with the seasons

I read this book probably early 2000's but it would of been published in the 90s. (I think) In the story it's a girl who has to go journey somewhere (I don't really remember the main bits of the ...
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Looking for title on fantasy book most likely from the 90's

I will try to include as much as I can remember. I believe the book series was a trilogy. The main heroine was a female white-haired mage/sorceress whose birth was orchestrated by magical beings in ...
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Story ident : Anime where girl gets killed and has to go to school in Hell

It's about a girl running to school late. She gets killed by a bus while running into this cat and ends up in Hell School. I already tried searching on Google. Couldn't find a thing about it.
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Story involving young female space travelling escapee with multiple personalities

I'm looking for a story about a youthful (late teens?) female protagonist who begins the story by making an emergency escape from an orbital habitat. The protagonist is actually host to multiple ...
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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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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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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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Comic 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 ...