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Celebrate International Women’s Day With These 10 Heroines of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Today is International Women’s Day, which has been around for over a hundred years! But you know what’s been around a lot longer than that? Women! And heroes who are women. Here in our little corner of the Internet, we at Geekosystem constantly think about things that other geeks, dorks, and nerds the world over think about every day, like science, technology, books, movies, and games. And you know what those things have in them? Women!

To be clear, I don’t mean “babes.” I don’t mean eye candy. We’re better (most of the time?) than that here. I mean actual, worthy-of-our-admiration heroines who, in their respective stories, are mothers, sisters, and daughters who enrich — and, in many cases, define — the stories in science fiction and fantasy of which they’re a part.

And a lot of them happen to kick ass. In fact, here are 10 who absolutely do, each in their own special way. These are women that serve as excellent role models, for men as well as women.

 

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