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Sam Maggs

8 Amazing Novels About Female Superheroes

Superheroes are inescapable on the big screen, and they’ve dominated comics for more than half a century. But what about those of us who just can’t get enough prose? Where’s the long-form fiction aficionado supposed to get their daily dose of superhero?

When I was doing research for my own upcoming superhero novel, I found that—fortunately for us—publishing is catching up with the rest of our hero-obsessed pop culture universe. And the best thing about getting your superheroes in novel form is the opportunity to dive into our costumed faves’ psyches.

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Five Books About Kick-Ass Chicks in Space

What’s better than a book with a complex female protagonist? I’ll tell you what’s better: a book with a complex female protagonist in space.

Though I have sadly come to accept that I will never achieve my dream of being part of a band of intrepid galactic adventurers, there’s no reason that I can’t at least live my truth by proxy. For too long, our space fiction has been relegated to Hans and Lukes; but in the era of Rey and Jyn, we need to celebrate the books that put women at the forefront of their own space-bound vessels. Here are my five favorite books about ladies livin’ large among the stars.

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