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female protaganists [message #113051] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:57 Go to next message
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From: callaghan%pseudo.DEC@decwrl.ARPA  (Gaylene Callaghan DTN:523-4523)

Try Janet Morris' books on Estri's adventures. The first book
in the series is "High Couch of Silistra". I believe there are
four books in the series. These aren't like her other books, at 
least the first two aren't. (Towards the end of the third book
she really gets into the "god" wars and things get a little out
of hand.) Estri is the main character throughout the books (and 
a heroin, I might add). (As you probably noticed, I'm sort of 
partial to Estri.)

For those that absolutely cannot stand fantasy, I wouldn't 
recommend the series, but to those with an open mind they are

Re: female protaganists [message #113074 is a reply to message #113051] Mon, 16 September 2013 13:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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To my mind, the best female fantasy character is Tiana of Reme, highrider,pirateand heroine of an S&S trilogy by Andrew J. Offut and Richard Lyon.  The last
book of the three , _Web of the Spider_ is an extraodinary book, much better 
than the other two and I heartily reccommend it. There are some images 
in that one that have really stuck with me (the hungry apples, the scene
depicted in the Rowena cover , the Owner, and Caranga watching a world
too real to be bourne as absolute good and absolute evil play for his world,
knowing a victory for either will doom humanity).

If you ever had any urge to read S&S with a female protagonist, get this book.

BTW, also get Jo Clayton's Moon books (esp _Moonscatter_).  Altys of her Diadem
books isn't bad either.

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Re: Re: female protaganists [message #114227 is a reply to message #113074] Tue, 17 September 2013 15:20 Go to previous message
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How about Cirocco Jones from John Varley's _Titan_ series?
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