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International Women's Day: The heroines of sci-fi

The flexible rules of the science fiction genre can empower and liberate female protagonists, the pop culture historian Jennifer K Stuller argues.

For International Women's Day, she chooses her sci-fi heroines through the ages and explains their significance.

From Star Trek to Star Wars and everything in between, she highlights the women who stand out for her.

  • 08 Mar 2016