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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 all-female characters.)

(Background: a few years back, I saw a movie with only women were in it. I thought to myself there might be a fantasy novel or a short story where all the characters are women. Can you help me find one?)

Please don't just post your favorite story here — ideally, do you know of a way for me to search stories based on this criterion (having only female characters)?

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    I have voted to reopen, as this is the exact equivalent of scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/82/….
    – Martha F.
    Commented Feb 18, 2011 at 5:15
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    Why close so fast and not ask to edit the question if it i not clear?
    – Darius
    Commented Feb 18, 2011 at 6:39
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    @Dampe. I'm having a hard time understanding the rationale behind the closing also. It's pretty clear from the meta discussion that "recommendation" type questions are ok, and that's essentially what's being asked here. Yes it could maybe use a bit of rewording and clarification, but, like Martha, I think this question should be reopened. Commented Feb 18, 2011 at 16:28
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    @shadowfission: Zypher likes to swoop down and close things from time to time. I was just saying why he did it. Vote reopen. You have THA POWA!!!
    – DampeS8N
    Commented Feb 18, 2011 at 16:51
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    @Darius: That would not be honest of you. The latest trend on Meta SFF.SE is against this kind of list question (whether it's formulated as a recommendation or not).
    – user56
    Commented Feb 18, 2011 at 18:49

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I think I found a website that possibly solves this problem of mine. It would the closest I can find.

Women-Only Worlds

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  • Great find! This list only answers part of your question though :/ It's limited to societies/worlds, but misses out on other story scenarios focused on women casts. Commented Sep 1, 2012 at 16:10
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    Hence my comment that it is the closest to what I was able to find and I'm still looking for that "Chicks in Chainmail" anthology....
    – Darius
    Commented Sep 4, 2012 at 16:49
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TV Tropes is always well updated, they have a long list of women-only worlds here http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LadyLand.

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I can't help with a site or resource where you can find only female protagonist stories, but JF Rivkin's Silverglass Quartet features mainly female characters (or, at least, mainly female powerful characters), as does the Sword and Sorceress series of books edited by Marion Zimmer Bradley.

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There is a small list here. If that wiki were better maintained, it would be more helpful.

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