Over at Kirkus: Women of Military SciFi

It’s Monday, which means we’re over at Kirkus! (Well, we’re not usually over at Kirkus on Mondays, but today we are!) After reading and highly enjoying Rachel Bach’s Fortune’s Pawn, Thea compiles a list of some notable military science fiction heroines.

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Go forth HERE to get the full list. (And please let us know what titles are missing – we know there are plenty we need to catch up on!)

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  • Ms. T
    November 12, 2013 at 7:16 am

    This would probably be a good time to mention that a fantastic anthology of military science fiction is fundraising on Kickstarter and has less than $700 dollars to raise in 58 hours. War Stories: Modern Military Science Fiction will include a story by my favourite writer of military science fiction (Karin Lowachee!) and is explicitly trying to solicit submissions from (and stories about) women and people of colour. Clearly, I’m pretty excited.

    And your list is great! As much as I love military scifi, my dip into that reading pool has been fairly brief, so I’m going to be saving your list for future library trips.

  • Ms. T
    November 12, 2013 at 7:19 am

    $700 dollars

    This brought to you from the Redundancy Department of Redundancy.

  • Estara Swanberg
    November 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    So Herris Serrano is not military sf, I guess, because she is a retired captain and from what I remember the later books in the series are then about a ship trade empire, right.

    Oh and the Games of Command book by Sinclair also has a military heroine. But her hero is actually on the other side of the war and they used to fight each other ^^.

  • helen
    November 14, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Hmm, I am not sure this counts as military sci-fi (more medical maybe?) although various wars are occurring during the span of the series. S.L. Viehl’s Stardoc.
    This was one of my favorite sci-fi series while it was being written. I’ve found a few newer favorites now but I have reread this one a few times.

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