10 Incredible Sci-Fi Series Written By Women

Tue, 1 May 2018

Even though many people think of sci-fi as something that is created by and for nerdy white men, stories set in futuristic worlds actually appeal to a wide range of people. Women have been contributing to science fiction for decades, from Mary Shelley to Octavia Butler, providing fans of the genre with many intriguing works. Here, we'll look at 10 incredible sci-fi series written by women. When you click links from this website, we may receive advertising revenue to support our research. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

10 Incredible Sci-Fi Series Written By Women

Series First Book Author
1. Shatter Me Shatter Me Tahereh Mafi
2. Kate Daniels Magic Bites Ilona Andrews
3. Passenger Passenger Alexandra Bracken
4. Matched Matched Ally Condie
5. Firebird A Thousand Pieces of You Claudia Gray
6. Under the Never Sky Under the Never Sky Veronica Rossi
7. Legend Legend Marie Lu
8. Lunar Chronicles Cinder Marissa Meyer
9. Vorkosigan Saga Shards of Honor Lois McMaster Bujold
10. The League: Nemesis Rising Born of Night Sherrilyn Kenyon

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In Depth

The world of science fiction has been called a "literature of ideas," since it can raise questions that inspire human creativity. While it has traditionally been dominated by men, there are plenty of female writers who have tackled the genre over the years, bringing a new perspective to the world of robots, space travel, and dystopian futures. Here are ten incredible sci-fi series written by women.

Starting off at #1 is the "Shatter Me" series, which follows the narration of a 17-year-old girl with a deadly touch. Written by Tahereh Mafi, the series contains passages and lines that have been crossed out due to the protagonist's uncertainty in her thoughts. The novels are set in a dystopian realm and are aimed at young adults.

At #2 is the "Kate Daniels" series by "Ilona Andrews," the pen name of husband-and-wife authors, Andrew and Ilona Gordon. This series is set in a world where magic opposes technology and follows the viewpoint of heroine Kate Daniels. It features an adventure full of fantasy, strife, and mystery in a post-apocalyptic plot.

What we have at #3 is the "Passenger" series. This duology tells the story of time traveler Etta Spencer and 18th-century pirate Nicholas Carter, as they go on a journey in search of a rare object. Alexandra Bracken engages her readers with the main characters' love story and their journey through history.

At #4 is the "Matched" series. This dystopian young adult series features a society where every citizen's future is laid out for them, from whom they love to when they die. Written by Ally Condie, this series looks at what happens when one young woman breaks the mold society has created for her.

At #5 is the "Firebird" series by Claudia Gray. After Marguerite's father is killed, she uses his invention to search for the murderer in parallel dimensions, only to discover the sinister reason behind his death. Gray provides her readers with intriguing conspiracies and shocking plot twists set in alternate realities.

What we have at #6 is the "Under the Never Sky" series, which tells the story of a world that is divided into two groups of humanity. This trilogy follows the viewpoints of Aria and Perry, as they form an unlikely alliance to bring balance to the realm. Veronica Rossi presents her readers with the contrast between a technology-dependent haven and the tribal ways of survival.

At #7 is the "Legend" series. The story is set in a future America that is divided into two factions: the Republic and the Colonies. It follows the life of two teenagers, who came from opposite social backgrounds, as they find themselves uncovering the country's secrets. Written by Marie Lu, this trilogy features an unforeseen romance in an uncomfortably realistic future.

Next, at #8 is the "Lunar Chronicles" series. Marissa Meyer pens modern retellings of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and Snow White. Featuring a world where humans, androids, and cyborgs coexist, this young adult series gives readers a futuristic twist on the classic fairy tales they grew up with.

At #9 is the "Vorkosigan Saga" series by Lois McMaster Bujold. The story is set in the far future where humans have colonized a galaxy called the "Vorkosiverse." It follows the life of Miles Naismith Vorkosigan, a physically disabled aristocrat whose birth defect was caused by an assassination attempt directed at his parents. Bujold captivates her readers with a unique setting built on scientific principles of wormholes and artificial gravity.

Finally, at #10 is "The League: Nemesis Rising" series. Written by Sherrilyn Kenyon, this series presents different love stories in an interconnected realm called the "Ichidian universe." It features brutal assassins who work for "the League," which is the governing body of the galaxy. Kenyon provides us with vivid details of the characters' backgrounds and its futuristic plot.