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Favorite Science Fiction by Women Authors

Description: List of the Month: March 2021 Add works of science fiction by women authors. Please only thumb down if a book does not meet the requirements of the list (i.e. not science fiction and/or not by a woman). Updated to Favorite to provide a better framework for selection.

Members: 189 participating members (show all)

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1
13,904 members, 342 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: JAlison.Stirling (1), SFDiamond (1), JackMello (1), Charon07 (1), LisaMorr (1), StMarysAbbey (1), Fredselbow (1), Ammianus (1), kara.shamy (1), TamaraMerrill (1), NagainaKarait (1)48 more, kbuxton (1), Jambyfool (1), charl08 (1), elahrairah (1), patri50 (1), ccs3 (1), Davidd3470 (1), waltzmn (1), Aquila (1), Pathug50 (2), FeleciaB (2), BookDoc16 (2), TopFiveBooks (2), rork (2), CarltonC (2), pgmcc (2), sturlington (2), gypsysmom (2), hipdeep (2), IrishSue (2), absurdeist (3), skid0612 (4), quondame (4), markon (4), monkity (4), lizzy50usa (4), Deborama (4), Heather39 (6), raychelbennet (6), bibliopolitan (6), ReaderSally (7), timetunnel (7), lorax (10), jain (10), souloftherose (12), calm (13), Quaisior (14), ejmam (14), Dilara86 (17), Maddz (23), RoboSchro (26), ManWithAnAgenda (33), kleo (43), andyl (80), SChant (124), lidaskoteina, DGD, Edward

Score: 182.12

2
36,893 members, 646 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: Pathug50 (1), allyrod113 (1), aprille (1), sarahemmm (1), lampbane (1), Drapetsona (1), CarltonC (1), EerierIdyllMeme (1), pgmcc (1), Julie_in_the_Library (1), sturlington (1)41 more, tdswjs (1), gypsysmom (1), ahef1963 (1), IrishSue (1), SFDiamond (2), Charon07 (2), LisaMorr (2), bkhl (2), Ammianus (2), TamaraMerrill (2), Jambyfool (2), patri50 (2), absurdeist (2), Subhome (3), ArdizzoneFan (3), DanClements (3), BookDoc16 (3), monkity (3), timetunnel (3), hailelib (3), Michael.Rimmer (3), raychelbennet (4), anglemark (4), megbmore (5), al.vick (6), bibliopolitan (7), PaperbackPirate (8), ejmam (8), hipdeep (13), Dilara86 (16), TopFiveBooks (20), Peace2 (20), RBeffa (24), ManWithAnAgenda (34), Aquila (34), RoboSchro (35), Maddz (40), Quaisior (43), quondame (45), SChant (247), lidaskoteina

Score: 155.43

3
37,331 members, 1,070 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: SylviaC (1), FeleciaB (1), zmeischa (1), kleo (1), hoddybook (1), Christiana5 (1), susanbooks (1), krazy4katz (1), JackMello (2), aprille (2), StMarysAbbey (2)40 more, ZiaTroyano (2), kara.shamy (2), charl08 (2), timetunnel (2), EerierIdyllMeme (2), Dilara86 (2), calm (2), JAlison.Stirling (3), SFDiamond (3), LisaMorr (3), Lynsey2 (3), RoboSchro (3), TopFiveBooks (3), Jambyfool (3), patri50 (3), ahef1963 (3), DanClements (4), BookDoc16 (4), CarltonC (4), sarahemmm (5), gypsysmom (5), Charon07 (6), markon (6), rosalita (6), megbmore (7), Brandy1411 (8), raychelbennet (8), sturlington (8), IrishSue (10), Deborama (14), Quaisior (16), PaperbackPirate (17), Peace2 (18), ejmam (18), bibliopolitan (25), karenb (25), ManWithAnAgenda (32), SChant (48), quondame (160), lidaskoteina

Thumbs down: Raspberrymocha

Score: 144.54

4
34,879 members, 882 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ellyzhang66 (1), ZiaTroyano (1), home4edu (1), cek2read (1), al.vick (1), hipdeep (1), aerobama (1), megbmore (1), JAlison.Stirling (2), allyrod113 (2), SylviaC (2)36 more, sarahemmm (2), lampbane (2), ahef1963 (2), Charon07 (3), FeleciaB (3), aprille (3), TamaraMerrill (3), Cora-R (3), Christiana5 (3), EerierIdyllMeme (3), SFDiamond (4), LisaMorr (4), Lynsey2 (4), drsabs (4), YakkoRex (4), Ling.Lass (4), skid0612 (5), LittleTaiko (5), raychelbennet (5), Jambyfool (5), BookDoc16 (6), markon (7), terran (8), chrisofspades (8), Deborama (9), PaperbackPirate (9), juniperSun (10), sturlington (13), ejmam (13), Aquila (14), Maddz (14), Quaisior (15), RoboSchro (29), ManWithAnAgenda (31), Herenya, lidaskoteina

Thumbs down: merrystar, -pilgrim-, quondame, waltzmn

Score: 128.1

Explanations:

-pilgrim- (0): fantasy

quondame (0): Fantasy

waltzmn (0): Apart from the fact that I disliked it a lot (too blatant in its religion), as a scientist, I can't regard this as science fiction.

juniperSun (10): good introduction to SciFi/time travel for YA

5
9,382 members, 235 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: skid0612 (1), Heather39 (1), bkhl (1), Deborama (1), timetunnel (1), jain (1), quondame (2), waltzmn (2), JackMello (3), StMarysAbbey (3), Ammianus (3)27 more, YakkoRex (3), CarltonC (3), sturlington (3), JAlison.Stirling (4), Jambyfool (4), bibliopolitan (4), SFDiamond (5), TamaraMerrill (5), TopFiveBooks (6), elahrairah (6), markon (8), IrishSue (8), calm (9), juniperSun (11), gypsysmom (11), souloftherose (13), Quaisior (13), Aquila (13), RoboSchro (27), ManWithAnAgenda (30), kleo (32), Maddz (43), ejmam (49), andyl (75), SChant (122), DGD, lidaskoteina

Score: 101.41

6
7,116 members, 379 reviews
4.16 stars (4.16 stars)

Lists: WendyRobyn (1), skaplanolmsted (1), KatyBee (1), dudes22 (1), vwinsloe (1), rosalita (1), anglemark (1), ellyzhang66 (2), Lynsey2 (2), hoddybook (2), mooingzelda (2)23 more, kbuxton (2), Christiana5 (2), timspalding (3), gypsysmom (3), calm (3), IrishSue (3), aprille (4), StMarysAbbey (4), Superenigmatix (4), Cora-R (4), amanda4242 (4), BookDoc16 (5), chrisofspades (6), Brandy1411 (7), Storeetllr (8), markon (9), ejmam (11), sturlington (14), jain (16), Aquila (49), quondame (58), SChant (139), DGD

Score: 99.81

7
8,365 members, 148 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: Morphidae (1), kleo (2), monkity (2), yenforbooks (2), al.vick (2), rosalita (2), SylviaC (3), drsabs (3), sarahemmm (3), FeleciaB (4), SFF1928-1973 (4)27 more, TamaraMerrill (4), patri50 (4), gypsysmom (4), ahef1963 (4), hailelib (4), Michael.Rimmer (4), jr33rpm (5), JAlison.Stirling (5), aprille (5), Brandy1411 (5), YakkoRex (5), Jambyfool (6), CarltonC (6), ReaderSally (8), Peace2 (8), Nerilka (9), ejmam (12), tardis (13), calm (14), fuzzi (18), Storeetllr (19), Maddz (24), SFDiamond (35), quondame (38), Aquila (42), markon (71), lidaskoteina

Thumbs down: merrystar, SirMacHinery

Score: 94.69

Explanations:

fuzzi (18): The "dragons" are genetically engineered from native fauna, though it is not explained in this particular volume. Many think this is a fantasy, but it is SciFi.… (more)

8
6,273 members, 186 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: mrortiz (1), AthenaGracyk (1), cviera (1), SCKH (1), timspalding (1), elkiedee (2), chrisofspades (2), elahrairah (2), anglemark (2), hoddybook (3), allyrod113 (4)22 more, TopFiveBooks (4), kbuxton (4), jain (4), StMarysAbbey (5), juniperSun (5), sturlington (5), Dilara86 (5), IrishSue (5), SFDiamond (6), sarahemmm (6), Deborama (6), JAlison.Stirling (7), mooingzelda (9), gypsysmom (10), markon (12), Ling.Lass (14), timetunnel (24), ejmam (26), ManWithAnAgenda (28), andyl (51), Quaisior (57), Edward

Thumbs down: TamaraMerrill

Score: 89.72

Explanations:

juniperSun (5): Time of social breakdown, Lauren has learned to be a leader, yet questions status quo. She believes people can influence change & begins preparing for when times get even harder. Community is composed of mixed races, but that is a fact not theme.… (more)

9
6,753 members, 300 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (1), LittleTaiko (1), chrisofspades (1), barbharris1 (1), susanbooks (2), krazy4katz (2), allyrod113 (3), MarleneJensen (3), charl08 (3), Ling.Lass (3), SCKH (4)25 more, lorax (4), mooingzelda (5), Deborama (5), JAlison.Stirling (6), timetunnel (6), JackMello (7), Charon07 (7), TopFiveBooks (7), rosalita (7), PaperbackPirate (10), ahef1963 (10), markon (11), juniperSun (12), gypsysmom (12), hipdeep (12), IrishSue (13), souloftherose (14), bibliopolitan (19), ejmam (22), sturlington (23), ManWithAnAgenda (27), jain (33), SChant (56), Aquila (58), lidaskoteina

Thumbs down: TamaraMerrill, Raspberrymocha

Score: 88.46

10
3,607 members, 248 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: hailelib (1), tardis (1), Subhome (2), Heather39 (2), skaplanolmsted (2), Morphidae (2), trollsdotter (2), Ennas (2), Storeetllr (3), kara.shamy (3), lampbane (3)23 more, kbuxton (3), yenforbooks (4), tamster008 (5), Cora-R (5), JackMello (6), Brandy1411 (6), Aquila (6), lizzy50usa (7), souloftherose (8), JAlison.Stirling (9), ejmam (9), markon (10), Maddz (11), Ling.Lass (12), Charon07 (15), jain (17), sturlington (25), fuzzi (25), quondame (26), ManWithAnAgenda (26), andyl (48), SChant (210), Herenya

Score: 88.08

11
7,335 members, 341 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: tilmar (1), Tremendamente (1), yenforbooks (1), Ennas (1), zmeischa (2), LittleTaiko (2), DanClements (2), amanda4242 (3), skaplanolmsted (4), Christiana5 (4), JackMello (5)23 more, LisaMorr (5), hoddybook (5), lizzy50usa (5), rosalita (5), BookDoc16 (7), TamaraMerrill (7), gypsysmom (7), merrystar (7), ahef1963 (7), JAlison.Stirling (8), hailelib (10), ReaderSally (12), calm (12), Ling.Lass (13), tardis (14), anglemark (15), quondame (23), sturlington (24), ManWithAnAgenda (29), RoboSchro (42), ejmam (67), SChant (209), Herenya

Score: 87.12

12
9,262 members, 695 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: raychelbennet (1), Tremendamente (2), dualmon (2), Peace2 (3), Charon07 (4), kara.shamy (4), mooingzelda (4), lampbane (4), allyrod113 (5), SylviaC (5), Lynsey2 (5)25 more, elkiedee (5), charl08 (5), CarltonC (5), LittleTaiko (6), hoddybook (6), skaplanolmsted (6), StMarysAbbey (7), JackMello (8), TamaraMerrill (8), timetunnel (8), JAlison.Stirling (10), ahef1963 (12), anglemark (12), EerierIdyllMeme (14), calm (15), Morphidae (16), sturlington (18), gypsysmom (22), tardis (27), RoboSchro (30), jain (53), ejmam (77), SChant (169), Edward, DGD

Thumbs down: hhenry3

Score: 86.15

13
3,830 members, 275 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: SoccerMomKnits (1), Subhome (1), Brandy1411 (1), mooingzelda (1), dualmon (1), Peace2 (1), souloftherose (2), Superenigmatix (2), tamster008 (3), ccs3 (3), pgmcc (3)20 more, Ennas (3), JackMello (4), SylviaC (4), charl08 (4), skaplanolmsted (5), lorax (5), TamaraMerrill (6), ahef1963 (8), tardis (8), chrisofspades (9), RoboSchro (10), Aquila (11), markon (14), raychelbennet (15), gypsysmom (16), Maddz (19), Heather39 (20), ejmam (25), SChant (58), Herenya

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 84.08

14
5,887 members, 298 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: benskinner (1), Lynsey2 (1), Gear2014 (1), Ling.Lass (1), mrortiz (2), markon (2), Julie_in_the_Library (2), ZiaTroyano (3), mooingzelda (3), susanbooks (3), zmeischa (4)21 more, kbuxton (5), KatyBee (5), aprille (6), lorax (6), IrishSue (7), StMarysAbbey (8), JackMello (9), Brandy1411 (9), Aquila (9), raychelbennet (11), Deborama (12), TopFiveBooks (19), RoboSchro (20), gypsysmom (20), ManWithAnAgenda (24), timetunnel (30), quondame (40), ejmam (41), andyl (77), SChant (91), lidaskoteina

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 80.02

15
4,960 members, 329 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (1), Superenigmatix (1), markon (1), monkity (1), Dilara86 (1), chlorine (1), jain (2), hailelib (2), Heather39 (3), zmeischa (3), skaplanolmsted (3)18 more, tdswjs (3), tardis (5), SylviaC (6), StMarysAbbey (6), Cora-R (6), gypsysmom (6), elahrairah (7), Storeetllr (9), lorax (9), ejmam (10), Aquila (10), anglemark (11), RoboSchro (24), quondame (25), sturlington (26), andyl (49), SChant (121), Herenya

Score: 79.79

16
15,772 members, 508 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: ccs3 (2), igorken (2), KatyBee (3), Dilara86 (3), hoddybook (4), sarahemmm (4), tdswjs (4), rosalita (4), Charon07 (5), ahef1963 (5), IrishSue (6)18 more, SylviaC (7), Jambyfool (7), Morphidae (8), bibliopolitan (8), StMarysAbbey (9), raychelbennet (9), gypsysmom (9), JackMello (10), sturlington (10), calm (10), ejmam (15), Maddz (15), zmeischa (16), Peace2 (19), timetunnel (32), SChant (46), markon (72), lidaskoteina

Score: 70.33

17
6,260 members, 271 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: DanClements (1), merrystar (1), dianeham (1), Tremendamente (3), yenforbooks (3), LittleTaiko (4), Dilara86 (4), Heather39 (5), zmeischa (5), Christiana5 (5), lizzy50usa (6)16 more, ahef1963 (6), anglemark (7), BookDoc16 (8), skaplanolmsted (8), TopFiveBooks (8), gypsysmom (8), TamaraMerrill (9), hailelib (9), JAlison.Stirling (11), chlorine (14), Deborama (20), sturlington (27), tardis (31), RoboSchro (43), SChant (203), Herenya

Score: 67.84

18
56,190 members, 3,362 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: SoccerMomKnits (2), PaperbackPirate (2), aerobama (2), al.vick (3), patri50 (5), allyrod113 (6), Lynsey2 (6), elkiedee (6), megbmore (6), LittleTaiko (8), hoddybook (8)18 more, ReaderSally (9), ahef1963 (9), chrisofspades (10), mooingzelda (10), TamaraMerrill (11), hailelib (12), Peace2 (13), gypsysmom (13), Morphidae (14), ManWithAnAgenda (25), Deborama (26), sturlington (28), SFDiamond (36), ejmam (37), jain (45), quondame (162), Herenya, lidaskoteina

Thumbs down: waltzmn

Score: 64.28

19
2,001 members, 51 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: pevka (1), bibliopolitan (1), RBeffa (1), tilmar (2), dianeham (2), monkity (5), yenforbooks (6), SFDiamond (7), aprille (7), TamaraMerrill (10), JackMello (11)12 more, calm (11), JAlison.Stirling (12), Storeetllr (13), markon (13), Deborama (15), YakkoRex (17), Quaisior (17), sturlington (22), quondame (39), Aquila (43), ejmam (63), SChant (218)

Score: 55.32

20
5,695 members, 174 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: SFF1928-1973 (3), markon (3), Ammianus (4), timspalding (4), IrishSue (4), paradoxosalpha (4), SFDiamond (8), CarltonC (8), BookDoc16 (9), TopFiveBooks (9), ReaderSally (10)14 more, JackMello (12), TamaraMerrill (12), JAlison.Stirling (13), Aquila (16), fuzzi (21), timetunnel (22), ManWithAnAgenda (23), Heather39 (27), sturlington (29), Deborama (29), jain (39), Maddz (42), quondame (96), SChant (123)

Score: 53.82

21
2,610 members, 77 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: Morphidae (3), merrystar (3), Subhome (4), Tremendamente (4), tardis (4), yenforbooks (5), Quaisior (5), hoddybook (7), skaplanolmsted (7), RBeffa (7), sarahemmm (8)11 more, lizzy50usa (8), EerierIdyllMeme (11), hailelib (11), YakkoRex (12), Maddz (18), Deborama (21), ejmam (21), fuzzi (26), SChant (52), Nerilka, Herenya

Score: 52.35

22
1,392 members, 33 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: fuzzi (1), Maddz (1), tilmar (3), kleo (3), MarleneJensen (4), hailelib (6), monkity (7), Superenigmatix (8), hoddybook (9), trollsdotter (9), juniperSun (13)9 more, JAlison.Stirling (14), markon (15), tardis (15), Aquila (15), Storeetllr (16), quondame (19), CarltonC (25), ejmam (28), SChant (63)

Score: 48.06

23
2,407 members, 77 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: urania1 (1), skid0612 (2), tdswjs (2), jr33rpm (4), timetunnel (4), cek2read (5), quondame (9), CarltonC (11), JackMello (13), TamaraMerrill (13), ManWithAnAgenda (17)10 more, JAlison.Stirling (18), TopFiveBooks (18), markon (18), bibliopolitan (18), Heather39 (25), sturlington (31), kleo (35), gypsysmom (44), jain (49), SChant (126)

Score: 46.9

24
1,124 members, 35 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: brendanmoody (1), bibliopolitan (2), souloftherose (3), dianeham (4), Charon07 (8), SFDiamond (10), BookDoc16 (10), CarltonC (10), Superenigmatix (11), skaplanolmsted (13), absurdeist (13)10 more, juniperSun (15), JAlison.Stirling (16), Aquila (22), sturlington (30), Deborama (45), ejmam (64), markon (76), andyl (76), SChant (215), DGD

Score: 45.62

25
2,993 members, 33 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: FeleciaB (5), SFF1928-1973 (5), YakkoRex (6), SylviaC (8), Nerilka (8), SFDiamond (11), sarahemmm (11), BookDoc16 (13), Superenigmatix (16), JAlison.Stirling (17), hoddybook (18)10 more, Morphidae (18), CarltonC (24), RBeffa (26), cek2read (28), RoboSchro (31), monkity (31), quondame (37), Quaisior (56), Aquila (64), lidaskoteina

Score: 42.6

26
1,711 members, 52 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: BookDoc16 (1), absurdeist (4), Quaisior (4), markon (5), Nerilka (6), CarltonC (7), calm (8), SFDiamond (9), Superenigmatix (9), hoddybook (11), hailelib (13)9 more, juniperSun (14), JAlison.Stirling (15), gypsysmom (17), Storeetllr (18), jain (23), quondame (24), Maddz (31), ejmam (51), SChant (175)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 42.59

Explanations:

juniperSun (14): theme of healing in post-apocalyptic times

27
2,847 members, 80 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: AthenaGracyk (2), cviera (2), SCKH (2), chrisofspades (4), TopFiveBooks (5), vwinsloe (5), sturlington (6), allyrod113 (7), Deborama (7), Dilara86 (7), monkity (8)7 more, hoddybook (10), JAlison.Stirling (19), markon (19), ManWithAnAgenda (22), gypsysmom (35), jain (41), Quaisior (58)

Thumbs down: TamaraMerrill

Score: 41.18

28
1,629 members, 62 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: dianeham (3), tilmar (4), souloftherose (4), kleo (6), karenb (8), absurdeist (12), SFDiamond (13), TamaraMerrill (14), Superenigmatix (14), gypsysmom (15), juniperSun (16)9 more, RBeffa (17), JAlison.Stirling (20), bibliopolitan (20), ReaderSally (21), jain (29), sturlington (32), Aquila (52), ejmam (66), SChant (207)

Score: 41.03

29
2,339 members, 202 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: SCKH (3), kleo (4), cek2read (4), Subhome (5), chrisofspades (5), lampbane (6), ejmam (6), Cora-R (7), Brandy1411 (10), timetunnel (10), lorax (14)7 more, ManWithAnAgenda (15), raychelbennet (16), Morphidae (20), tardis (23), sturlington (33), quondame (56), markon (77)

Score: 40.42

30
1,590 members, 44 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: igorken (1), merrystar (2), Tremendamente (5), hailelib (5), Subhome (6), yenforbooks (7), skaplanolmsted (9), sarahemmm (10), YakkoRex (11), RBeffa (12), Maddz (17)6 more, Quaisior (18), ejmam (20), SChant (53), quondame (116), Nerilka, Herenya

Score: 39.96

Explanations:

sarahemmm (10): Bujold herself calls this space opera, but it is science fiction in that it is about how people deal with a situation that is different from our present. In this case, a world which reverted to the 19th century meeting FTL travel.… (more)

31
3,138 members, 154 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: Gear2014 (2), mrortiz (3), Julie_in_the_Library (3), ZiaTroyano (4), susanbooks (4), Lynsey2 (7), aprille (9), Deborama (11), mooingzelda (12), ManWithAnAgenda (14), JackMello (15)7 more, RoboSchro (19), skaplanolmsted (27), quondame (42), gypsysmom (49), markon (81), SChant (89), lidaskoteina

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 38.08

32
4,357 members, 184 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: krazy4katz (3), SoccerMomKnits (4), kara.shamy (6), Christiana5 (6), charl08 (7), calm (7), aprille (8), timetunnel (9), sturlington (9), TopFiveBooks (10), ahef1963 (11)6 more, JackMello (14), raychelbennet (18), dianeham (20), gypsysmom (23), SChant (47), markon (74)

Score: 37.96

33
3,735 members, 216 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: SoccerMomKnits (3), kara.shamy (5), tdswjs (5), charl08 (6), PaperbackPirate (6), chrisofspades (7), skaplanolmsted (10), SFDiamond (12), Peace2 (14), sturlington (19), gypsysmom (19)6 more, dianeham (22), ejmam (35), SChant (37), andyl (41), markon (73), Edward

Score: 37.68

34
1,949 members, 49 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: kleo (7), Charon07 (9), absurdeist (9), Superenigmatix (10), paradoxosalpha (11), Maddz (13), SFDiamond (14), Deborama (16), JAlison.Stirling (21), bibliopolitan (26), sturlington (34)9 more, timetunnel (35), Aquila (38), quondame (46), jain (50), ejmam (58), andyl (69), markon (75), SChant (138), DGD

Score: 37.21

35
2,906 members, 117 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: cek2read (6), Tremendamente (7), zmeischa (7), Subhome (8), SylviaC (9), RoboSchro (9), Morphidae (12), yenforbooks (13), EerierIdyllMeme (13), fuzzi (14), YakkoRex (14)6 more, quondame (15), hoddybook (16), Deborama (25), lizzy50usa (27), markon (78), Herenya

Score: 36.04

36
1,478 members, 108 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: bkhl (3), Ennas (4), monkity (6), anglemark (8), rosalita (9), jain (9), skaplanolmsted (11), hoddybook (12), JackMello (17), timetunnel (17), Deborama (17)6 more, Aquila (20), gypsysmom (25), sturlington (35), Maddz (49), ejmam (65), andyl (78)

Score: 35.27

Explanations:

anglemark (8): Alternate history has long been classified by scholars as science fiction.

rosalita (9): I don't think of alternative history books like Farthing to be science fiction, but that might just be me.

Aquila (20): I think of them as more science fiction than fantasy, especially if they fork from one small change.

ejmam (65): Alternate history is SF, especially if it isn't alternate because magic

37
2,176 members, 44 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: calm (1), elahrairah (5), souloftherose (6), SCKH (6), monkity (9), yenforbooks (9), aprille (10), bibliopolitan (10), Storeetllr (14), absurdeist (14), JackMello (19)5 more, markon (20), JAlison.Stirling (24), sturlington (36), quondame (43), SChant (265)

Score: 34.84

38
1,936 members, 128 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: Brandy1411 (2), Superenigmatix (3), ccs3 (5), Peace2 (5), mooingzelda (7), charl08 (9), RoboSchro (13), cek2read (15), JackMello (16), Heather39 (21), skaplanolmsted (23)6 more, markon (29), quondame (35), jain (36), gypsysmom (58), Maddz (61), Herenya

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 34.39

39
2,286 members, 51 reviews
4.25 stars (4.25 stars)

Lists: TopFiveBooks (1), chrisofspades (3), lorax (3), KatyBee (4), SCKH (5), sturlington (7), Cora-R (8), Subhome (9), Storeetllr (11), hoddybook (13), monkity (15)3 more, cek2read (17), JAlison.Stirling (22), markon (62)

Score: 34.31

40
1,675 members, 54 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: pevka (3), Maddz (3), hypatian_kat (4), kleo (5), Superenigmatix (5), MarleneJensen (5), YakkoRex (7), fuzzi (10), monkity (12), markon (17), JAlison.Stirling (23)4 more, ejmam (30), Aquila (31), SChant (61), quondame (122)

Score: 33.63

41
2,372 members, 71 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Tremendamente (6), zmeischa (6), Subhome (7), Nerilka (7), RoboSchro (8), sarahemmm (9), soraki (10), Morphidae (11), EerierIdyllMeme (12), RBeffa (14), hoddybook (15)5 more, fuzzi (15), quondame (16), YakkoRex (16), lizzy50usa (18), Deborama (22)

Thumbs down: urania1

Score: 33.23

Explanations:

sarahemmm (9): I think this may be the first investigation of uterine replicators

42
2,814 members, 120 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: dudes22 (2), calm (4), timspalding (5), cek2read (7), Lynsey2 (8), Christiana5 (8), BookDoc16 (11), mooingzelda (11), Superenigmatix (13), Storeetllr (17), markon (21)4 more, gypsysmom (32), sturlington (37), quondame (59), SChant (237)

Score: 32.19

43
1,603 members, 109 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: souloftherose (5), kbuxton (6), hailelib (7), lorax (8), Aquila (8), tardis (9), Brandy1411 (11), skaplanolmsted (14), gypsysmom (14), JackMello (18), RoboSchro (21)5 more, Maddz (41), ejmam (44), quondame (47), andyl (55), SChant (102)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 30.29

44
2,080 members, 135 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: skid0612 (3), jr33rpm (3), raychelbennet (3), anglemark (3), lampbane (5), Morphidae (5), skaplanolmsted (16), Heather39 (23), JAlison.Stirling (25), lizzy50usa (25), markon (26)5 more, ejmam (33), Aquila (51), quondame (66), andersonden, Herenya

Thumbs down: sturlington, SFDiamond, aspirit

Score: 30.08

Explanations:

SFDiamond (0): author is not a woman

aspirit (0): One of the two co-authors is not a woman.

45
1,896 members, 136 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: terran (1), Storeetllr (5), tamster008 (6), Heather39 (8), kara.shamy (9), Brandy1411 (13), Charon07 (16), JackMello (21), JAlison.Stirling (26), quondame (28), fuzzi (29)3 more, markon (56), ejmam (93), Herenya

Score: 30.03

46
2,156 members, 140 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: terran (2), Storeetllr (4), tamster008 (4), Heather39 (7), kara.shamy (10), Brandy1411 (15), Charon07 (17), JackMello (22), JAlison.Stirling (27), quondame (29), fuzzi (30)3 more, markon (59), ejmam (92), Herenya

Score: 29.65

47
1,484 members, 116 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: ManWithAnAgenda (4), Storeetllr (6), Heather39 (10), yenforbooks (11), Charon07 (18), jain (22), fuzzi (23), lizzy50usa (23), JackMello (24), quondame (27), JAlison.Stirling (31)4 more, markon (32), skaplanolmsted (35), gypsysmom (60), Herenya

Score: 29.44

48
2,341 members, 47 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: juniperSun (2), elahrairah (4), bibliopolitan (5), allyrod113 (8), Charon07 (11), cek2read (12), SFDiamond (15), absurdeist (16), markon (27), JAlison.Stirling (30), Deborama (30)3 more, sturlington (38), andyl (71), SChant (141)

Score: 28.95

Explanations:

juniperSun (2): while an older book, one of my first contacts w/feminist scifi, and a classic alternate future.

49
2,686 members, 136 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: Gear2014 (3), Julie_in_the_Library (4), ZiaTroyano (5), susanbooks (5), aprille (11), mooingzelda (13), Deborama (13), ManWithAnAgenda (16), RoboSchro (18), JackMello (20), skaplanolmsted (29)4 more, quondame (41), gypsysmom (48), markon (84), SChant (90)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 28.91

50
2,072 members, 49 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: sarahemmm (7), Tremendamente (8), zmeischa (8), soraki (9), Subhome (10), jain (12), YakkoRex (13), hoddybook (17), quondame (17), skaplanolmsted (18), cek2read (20)3 more, Deborama (23), Maddz (58), markon (82)

Score: 28.41

51
1,755 members, 86 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: jenifer027 (1), KatyBee (2), Aquila (5), kara.shamy (7), tardis (7), Peace2 (9), lorax (11), skaplanolmsted (12), jain (44), quondame (48), ejmam (50)3 more, andyl (56), gypsysmom (59), SChant (170)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 28.2

52
2,453 members, 157 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Superenigmatix (7), Dilara86 (8), SylviaC (11), Heather39 (11), zmeischa (11), monkity (23), RoboSchro (25), quondame (30), skaplanolmsted (38), markon (38), sturlington (39)4 more, gypsysmom (43), jain (46), SChant (128), Herenya

Score: 28.01

53
1,014 members, 19 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Maddz (2), YakkoRex (9), monkity (10), Superenigmatix (12), markon (16), hailelib (16), quondame (20), Quaisior (21), JAlison.Stirling (28), fuzzi (28), ejmam (29)3 more, kleo (37), Aquila (40), SChant (62)

Score: 27.67

54
1,672 members, 127 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: amanda4242 (1), rosalita (3), igorken (3), tardis (3), Morphidae (4), lizzy50usa (9), ReaderSally (11), skaplanolmsted (15), JackMello (23), JAlison.Stirling (29), Deborama (43)

Score: 27.6

55
1,896 members, 19 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: juniperSun (3), jain (6), quondame (11), paradoxosalpha (12), Heather39 (13), BookDoc16 (14), absurdeist (20), JAlison.Stirling (33), Quaisior (35), sturlington (40), markon (63)3 more, ejmam (76), SChant (155), lidaskoteina

Score: 27.2

Explanations:

juniperSun (3): They way I'd like to see society evolve

56
6,709 members, 350 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Morphidae (7), bibliopolitan (9), sturlington (11), SylviaC (12), aprille (12), zmeischa (12), raychelbennet (13), cek2read (22), JackMello (25), skaplanolmsted (28), JAlison.Stirling (32)3 more, timetunnel (33), gypsysmom (61), markon (64)

Score: 27.09

57
2,050 members, 119 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: Superenigmatix (6), SylviaC (10), zmeischa (10), Dilara86 (10), Heather39 (12), RoboSchro (23), monkity (24), jain (30), quondame (31), gypsysmom (31), markon (37)3 more, skaplanolmsted (40), SChant (127), Herenya

Score: 26.74

58
37,436 members, 1,233 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Explanations:

ScarletBea (0): Not SF

lorax (0): Not science fiction. Mainstream fiction with some SF trappings.

sarahemmm (12): My opinion is that all SF is 'mainstream with SF trappings'. It is interesting on the confusion caused by unexpected TT.

sturlington (44): I don't consider this book to be science fiction.

60
497 members, 25 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: timspalding (2), waltzmn (5), hipdeep (5), raychelbennet (7), quondame (8), CarltonC (9), Deborama (10), Charon07 (14), ManWithAnAgenda (19), markon (24), sturlington (42)1 more, SChant (301)

Score: 26.43

61
5,042 members, 36 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: Deelightful (1), trollsdotter (5), Ennas (6), kleo (8), cek2read (11), SylviaC (13), monkity (13), merrystar (18), gypsysmom (42), Maddz (54), markon (80)1 more, quondame (151)

Score: 25.49

62
2,097 members, 104 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: pevka (2), ejmam (3), Peace2 (4), tilmar (5), dianeham (5), cek2read (9), skaplanolmsted (17), quondame (32), sturlington (43), SChant (70), markon (79)

Score: 24.83

63
2,902 members, 90 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: RoboSchro (7), jain (7), zmeischa (9), YakkoRex (10), Morphidae (10), quondame (14), EerierIdyllMeme (15), cek2read (18), Deborama (24), skaplanolmsted (36), sturlington (45)1 more, Maddz (59)

Score: 24.2

64
2,826 members, 103 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: JGoto (1), AthenaGracyk (3), Peace2 (6), IrishSue (11), kleo (12), ejmam (23), cek2read (25), Aquila (33), markon (35), JAlison.Stirling (36), sturlington (46)

Score: 24.04

65
7,497 members, 564 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: elkiedee (7), LittleTaiko (7), allyrod113 (10), zmeischa (13), kara.shamy (13), charl08 (15), hoddybook (23), Superenigmatix (34), JAlison.Stirling (39), sturlington (51), gypsysmom (62)1 more, DGD

Score: 23.98

66
989 members, 27 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: Ling.Lass (5), Maddz (7), susanbooks (8), cek2read (8), Deborama (8), markon (23), tardis (30), ejmam (31), quondame (33), sturlington (47), andyl (53)1 more, SChant (66)

Score: 23.58

67
2,360 members, 66 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: cek2read (2), bibliopolitan (3), krazy4katz (4), ManWithAnAgenda (13), SFDiamond (16), raychelbennet (17), Quaisior (22), SChant (31), JAlison.Stirling (37), sturlington (48), Aquila (54)

Score: 23.47

68
1,260 members, 40 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: bkhl (4), ccs3 (4), anglemark (5), kleo (10), timetunnel (12), skaplanolmsted (22), jain (31), andyl (42), sturlington (49), SChant (174), DGD

Score: 23.01

69
2,138 members, 48 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: waltzmn (3), Maddz (4), lquilter (8), lizzy50usa (10), markon (25), gypsysmom (26), Quaisior (28), JAlison.Stirling (38), Deborama (47), quondame (49), sturlington (50)1 more, SChant (211)

Score: 23

70
3,128 members, 69 reviews
4.44 stars (4.44 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (1), trollsdotter (6), Tremendamente (9), Subhome (11), quondame (13), zmeischa (14), YakkoRex (15), hoddybook (21), ejmam (94), Herenya

Score: 22.57

71
1,656 members, 55 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: lorax (2), chlorine (3), DanClements (5), Christiana5 (7), Ling.Lass (8), Maddz (16), markon (22), andyl (36), SChant (50), quondame (136)

Score: 22.07

72
1,080 members, 23 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: Peace2 (2), kleo (9), Charon07 (10), monkity (11), paradoxosalpha (14), absurdeist (18), jain (32), Maddz (34), quondame (52), markon (83), SChant (157)

Score: 21.41

73
731 members, 22 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: yenforbooks (8), Storeetllr (12), lizzy50usa (13), hailelib (15), Quaisior (24), Maddz (29), skaplanolmsted (30), tardis (33), ejmam (48), quondame (54), Nerilka

Score: 21.25

74
1,091 members, 46 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: trollsdotter (1), juniperSun (4), cek2read (16), dianeham (21), skaplanolmsted (25), Quaisior (25), markon (30), quondame (36), ejmam (54), SChant (69)

Score: 20.48

Explanations:

juniperSun (4): affirmative story of an elder woman finally taking control of her life, being creative, enjoying nature, overcoming the inner voice that used to always tell her she was no good & has no power.… (more)

75
3,077 members, 149 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: sallypursell (3), Morphidae (9), sturlington (12), SylviaC (14), raychelbennet (14), PaperbackPirate (15), hoddybook (20), JackMello (28), markon (50), gypsysmom (63)

Score: 20.22

76
2,572 members, 67 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: SFF1928-1973 (6), YakkoRex (8), kleo (11), Superenigmatix (18), quondame (22), CarltonC (22), fuzzi (27), monkity (33), markon (40), lidaskoteina

Score: 20.16

77
35,057 members, 1,499 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ArdizzoneFan (4), RBeffa (5), FeleciaB (6), allyrod113 (9), fuzzi (9), raychelbennet (10), chrisofspades (11), Brandy1411 (16), sturlington (52), markon (87)

Thumbs down: LyndaInOregon

Score: 19.92

78
883 members, 10 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: Maddz (5), Quaisior (7), lquilter (9), lizzy50usa (15), cek2read (31), gypsysmom (36), JAlison.Stirling (40), Deborama (48), quondame (50), markon (61), SChant (280)

Score: 19.83

79
505 members, 9 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Quaisior (3), cek2read (14), monkity (14), lizzy50usa (16), andyl (16), skaplanolmsted (20), tardis (21), markon (28), quondame (57), SChant (65)

Score: 19.54

80
1,030 members, 96 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: tamster008 (2), mooingzelda (8), RoboSchro (11), Brandy1411 (14), Superenigmatix (21), Heather39 (24), JackMello (26), lizzy50usa (33), jain (42), Maddz (62), markon (86)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 19.43

81
694 members, 11 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: anglemark (6), Maddz (6), hailelib (8), lizzy50usa (11), skaplanolmsted (24), cek2read (32), SChant (34), kleo (38), quondame (51), Aquila (59)

Score: 19.38

82
391 members, 9 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: fuzzi (2), hypatian_kat (3), Superenigmatix (20), quondame (21), CarltonC (21), RBeffa (30), monkity (34), JAlison.Stirling (41), lidaskoteina

Score: 19.36

83
501 members, 8 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: ReaderSally (1), tardis (10), yenforbooks (14), BookDoc16 (15), SFDiamond (17), Superenigmatix (17), lizzy50usa (29), RBeffa (33), ejmam (71)

Score: 19.06

84
1,848 members, 48 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: tilmar (6), quondame (10), bibliopolitan (11), timetunnel (14), Heather39 (15), kleo (20), JAlison.Stirling (44), sturlington (53), markon (58), SChant (125)

Score: 18.68

85
687 members, 29 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: karenb (1), souloftherose (7), gypsysmom (21), Aquila (23), markon (31), skaplanolmsted (34), andyl (39), sturlington (54), SChant (55)

Score: 18.05

86
294 members, 17 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: kbuxton (7), anglemark (9), cek2read (10), karenb (10), Aquila (12), skaplanolmsted (19), Quaisior (20), andyl (50), quondame (138)

Score: 17.9

87
450 members, 8 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: -pilgrim- (2), FeleciaB (7), ReaderSally (15), kleo (19), fuzzi (22), lizzy50usa (35), JAlison.Stirling (42), Maddz (56), SChant (198)

Score: 17.36

88
968 members, 105 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: vwinsloe (2), susanbooks (6), dianeham (9), Brandy1411 (12), sturlington (17), ManWithAnAgenda (21), skaplanolmsted (31), SChant (82)

Score: 17.24

89
820 members, 20 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: dianeham (6), karenb (16), SFDiamond (18), cek2read (24), markon (34), RoboSchro (36), Deborama (42), JAlison.Stirling (43), andyl (91), SChant (131)

Score: 17.21

90
735 members, 29 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: SFF1928-1973 (1), Michael.Rimmer (2), paradoxosalpha (7), ChrisRiesbeck (11), absurdeist (15), gypsysmom (18), quondame (132)

Score: 17.17

Explanations:

paradoxosalpha (7): As an SF author, Leigh Brackett is known for her planetary romances, which are indeed very fine. But this novel, perhaps her most lauded book-length work, involves a more serious and credible look at the future of our society.… (more)

91
1,805 members, 47 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: ejmam (4), tardis (18), hoddybook (19), cek2read (21), Quaisior (23), Maddz (39), quondame (64), SChant (188), Nerilka

Score: 17.15

92
877 members, 21 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: sallypursell (1), ejmam (1), Quaisior (2), yenforbooks (10), cek2read (19), SChant (43)

Score: 17.09

93
1,255 members, 24 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: soraki (2), merrystar (4), Peace2 (11), ManWithAnAgenda (18), skaplanolmsted (21), tardis (32), ejmam (42), Aquila (45)

Score: 17

94
1,174 members, 21 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: soraki (1), jain (5), ManWithAnAgenda (10), merrystar (14), lizzy50usa (17), skaplanolmsted (33), Herenya

Score: 16.78

95
1,665 members, 55 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: chlorine (7), BookDoc16 (16), Superenigmatix (22), Aquila (32), kleo (39), ejmam (45), markon (46), sturlington (55), SChant (107), quondame (156)

Score: 16.51

96
513 members, 24 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Ennas (5), merrystar (8), tardis (16), skaplanolmsted (26), Aquila (39), ejmam (43), Maddz (45), andyl (64), SChant (96)

Score: 16.22

97
454 members, 34 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: -pilgrim- (1), lizzy50usa (14), tardis (17), ejmam (19), jain (25), Maddz (46), SChant (51), quondame (65)

Score: 16.18

98
2,174 members, 24 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: drsabs (1), Leisler (1), sallypursell (2), Morphidae (6), Superenigmatix (27)

Score: 15.67

99
891 members, 73 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: Cora-R (1), tardis (11), monkity (21), markon (44), ejmam (47), andyl (52), sturlington (56), quondame (60)

Score: 15.54

100
360 members, 22 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: Dilara86 (6), anglemark (10), chlorine (11), karenb (18), JackMello (29), markon (33), skaplanolmsted (37), Aquila (50)

Score: 15.46

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