By Richard C.
Sometimes it’s good to zoom out on your reading tendencies and see what you’re missing. The leading women in these sci/fi choices may cause you to wonder if some diversity would refresh your favorite themes, or perhaps even spark some new ideas:
1) Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delaney. A poet, linguist, and ship’s captain sci/fi heroine?! Yes indeed. Rydra Wong is famous for her poetry throughout known space. But when the military asks her help deciphering a mysterious language they’ve captured on radio waves, she might learn too much about her own mind and the nature of linguistic warfare. Try Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson if you’re intrigued by the war and language theme. Continue reading “Science Fiction Friday – Leading Women”