10 Mind-Bending Hard Science Fiction Books by Women

These great reads prove hard sci-fi isn't just a man's game.

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Playing God

By Sarah Zettel

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Lilith's Brood

By Octavia E. Butler

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The Gatherer

By Colleen Winter

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Ancillary Justice

By Ann Leckie

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The Calculating Stars

By Mary Robinette Kowal

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All Systems Red

By Martha Wells

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Lightborn

By Tricia Sullivan

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Lagoon

By Nnedi Okorafor

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Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang

By Kate Wilhelm