I am looking for the name of a book I read, but I forgot the name of it. A retired, deactivated, dying super soldier is attacked in a space ship at the start of the book and he goes into a trance and all his super soldier features are turned back on while he changes into a female. She then goes on to become the head of I believe it was a Japanese family and fight to save the planet she is on in mechs.

1 Answer 1


Sounds like Into the Fire Once More: Book 1 of Death's Own Daughter (2015) by Jessie Wolf, Donald J. Kaufman SR. (Editor), HoneysuckleP (Editor).

From Goodreads:

At 97 James J. Owens thought he would take one last trip to pay his respects to fallen comrades. However fate had other plans. His return trip to the planet of Hades in the Death Gates System was to be his final farewell. At ninety seven, his doctors had told him his chances of surviving the trip were small. This did not deter him in the slightest. It would be his last great adventure.

The blurb for the second book, Out of the Ashes, states the transformation more explicitly:

James J Owens First High Lord of the Death Dealers has gone through a truly life changing experience, from a 97 year old man to a teenage girl.

  • 1
    Hi, welcome to SF&F! You should edit in details from the story that match the points in the question. Please read How to Answer.
    – DavidW
    Commented Jun 4, 2019 at 22:59
  • Ditto to what David said. I edited in a brief summary for the time being, but your personal read of it would be more insightful!
    – Jenayah
    Commented Jun 4, 2019 at 23:04

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.