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Fave Females

PotomacBob

I like stories with interesting female characters. I'd love to hear recommendations (name of character and name of story, please) of you favorite female characters.
Some of mine include:
(1) Regan Riley, Unending Night, by Jay Cantrell;
(2) Cammie Rowe, a Stitch in Time by Marsh Alien
(3) Gina Coulter, Summer Camp, by Nick Scipio;
(4) Tami Sharp, Trailer Park stories, by Wizard;
(5) Kayla Lehigh, Playing the Game by Rev. Cotton Mather.

samuelmichaels

@PotomacBob

I like most of the females in oyster50's Smart Girls series.

How about BarBar's Bec?

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Grant

@samuelmichaels

How about BarBar's Bec?

She was the first one I thought of when I saw this post.
Next was Judy Bondi, from Tangent & Cost of Time by Gina Marie Wylie
Abby, from Abby by Texrep.
Candy Kane, from A Touch of Death by Wine Maker.
Claire Savage, from Oceania by Expresso42

tendertouch
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@PotomacBob

Agree with Grant about Judy Bondi.

From the dead tree world I'm fond of some of the women from S.M. Stirling's Emberverse series - particularly Juniper Mackenzie, Tiphane d'Ath and Heuradys d'Ath.

Also from dead trees, Granny Weatherwax, Adora Belle Dearheart, Tiffany Aching and Angua from Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.

From EzzyB's Chaos series Anita.

Emily from Onagerian Surmise's ' One Door Closed'

Lots of oyster50's characters but my favorites are Mimi from 'Swamped Fox' and Kim's Aunt Jen from the smart girls series.

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anim8ed

Robin Louise Thiesen from John Smith's Robin

samuelmichaels

@tendertouch

If we are talking of dead trees -- James Schmitz's Telzey Amberdon. And Gina Marie Wylie's Kira Kinkaid.

oyster50

Well, if we are doing dead-tree stuff, then I have a lot of faves, but Candidia Maria Smith-Foster of David R. Plamer's Emergence Is at the top of the list, and a general outline for Cindy in my Smart Girls universe.

Is that obscure enough?

richardshagrin
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@oyster50


Candidia Maria Smith-Foster of David R. Plamer's Emergence


Did you mean: Candida Maria Smith-Foster of David R. Palmer's Emergence?

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Emergence (novel) - Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emergence_(novel)

Emergence is a science fiction novel by American writer David R. Palmer. It first appeared as a story in Analog in 1981. Candidia Maria Smith-Foster, an eleven-year-old girl, is unaware that she is a Homo post hominem, mankind's next evolutionary step.

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awnlee jawking

Stephie Grant - A Well-Lived Life series
Cassidy Hope - Stupid Boy series

AJ

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samuelmichaels

@oyster50

Candidia Maria Smith-Foster


Ah, Candy Smith! Did you know there was a sequel?

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richardshagrin

@samuelmichaels

"Palmer's sequel to Emergence, entitled Tracking, was serialized in Analog in 2008. Wormhole Press was short-listed to release Tracking and re-release Emergence as both paperbacks and in hardcover, but by October 2010 the publisher appeared to be out of business. After the novel being out of print and hard to find for over a decade, Palmer made arrangements with Eric Flint's Ring of Fire Press in 2018 to have his works reprinted.[2]"

also from the Wikipedia web site I posted earlier.

tendertouch

@richardshagrin

May have to read those. From the Wikipedia article it almost sounds like she's the prototype for Lumpy's Caspian Grey:

Hominems have higher IQs, they're stronger, faster, more resistant to illness and trauma, and have quicker reflexes.

Jim S

@PotomacBob

In my opinion, Lubrican has created several memorable female characters:
(1) Brenda Jean Ronson in Last Wish Blues;
(2) Julia Miller in Any Soldier;
(3) Molly Collins, Sarah Jean Collins, Enid Rocklin, Beth Rocklin all in Cattlemen's Lament;
(4) Lou Ann Rowan and Jessica Dauphine in For Want Of A Memory
There are more as Lubrican has a ton of stories here, but I'll stop here. All are strong women with more than a spark of independence, or grew into their strength.

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Grant

@Jim S

In my opinion, Lubrican has created several memorable female characters:

Don't forget Flossie from Flossie's revenge.

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Jim S

@Grant

Don't forget Flossie from Flossie's revenge

Or all 16 of the women in The Making of a Gigolo series. Like I said, I could go on and on as he (Lubrican) had a habit of creating strong heroines.

brenner

@awnlee jawking

Stephie and Cassidy are the most notable I've read here also.

The Well lived Life series peaked with Stephies conclusion and Cassidy is my favorite for a Younger spin off.

jimh67

Kelly, from Kelly by Morgan.

Remus2

Katya from "Paladin of Shadows" series (Ringo)
Gwendolyn Novak from "The Cat Who Walked Through Walls" (Heinlein)
Rissa Kerguelen from "The Saga of Rissa" (F.M. Busby)
Honor Harrington from the "Honorverse" (Weber)
Simsa and Ziantha from "Forerunner" series (Norton)

There are some others, but those came to mind first.

helmut_meukel

Maureen Johnson from "To Sail Beyond the Sunset"(Heinlein)
Deety Burroughs and Hilda 'Sharpie' Corners from "The Number of the Beast"(Heinlein)
Telzey Amberdon, Trigger Argee and Dr. Nile Etland (James H. Schmitz), not to forget 13yo Auris Luteel from Schmitz's short story "Balanced Ecology"
Helen Zilwicki from the "Honorverse"(Weber)

HM.

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jimh67
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Katsa from Graceling by Kristin Cashore. In my opinion she should be in any top ten list of kick-ass chicks.

bubbag

@PotomacBob

Oh, yea: Kayla and Tami. I also enjoyed Robbie (Monster Girl) from the Trailer park series. Cinnamon from that series is a minor character, but I'd sure like to meet someone like her someday. So to, Mercy from Dual Writers Florida Friends stories. And, of course, Lisa Johnson.

Wheezer

Adorable Dora and the twins, Lapis Lazuli and Lorelei Lee, from Time Enough For Love by the master himself, Heinlein.

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darrok

@Wheezer

April Lewis, protagonist of the April-series

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Ernest Bywater
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@helmut_meukel


Helen Zilwicki from the "Honorverse"(Weber)


I'd rank Abigail Hearns daughter of Steadholder Owens from the same source right in there with her. I think they're two of the more interesting personalities in the series.

typo edit

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jimh67

@darrok

Thanks for the tip. That's not a series I was aware of. Sounds perfect for me.

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darrok
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@jimh67

If you enjoy near-sci-fi and don't need explosions every few pages, it's awesome. Another great read, with quite a few parallels, is the Braintrust-series, also featuring an awesome female character in Dr. Dash... well, and a few more, they are all pretty awesome in their own style.

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helmut_meukel

@Ernest Bywater

You are right, I too thought of her when I wrote the post but were uncertain about the spelling of her name and didn't remember the name of the Steadhold. I tried to find the book where she started as a midshipwoman but after some searching I gave up, changed the sentence and clicked "Post". :(

HM.

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Ernest Bywater

@helmut_meukel

tried to find the book where she started as a midshipwoman


The Service of the Sword is where she does her Midshipman cruise on Gauntlet and that is followed by Shadow of Saganami in the Talbot Sector.

I re-read Service in the bath last night, so I know I'm right on that one.

jimh67
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@darrok

I'm halfway through the first April book and she's my kind of girl. The first Braintrust Book is in my wishlist. Fortunately both series are available in Kindle Unlimited, which my wife subscribes to.

I like the Alexis Carew books by JA Sutherland. In the first book, she's a teen girl ensign on a starship that is powered by sails. There are riggings, yardarms, crow's nests, the whole bit. She gains rank as the books go on so the Hornblower connection is obvious. Very tough young lady

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