Visions
 
This site is a resource for images of women in science. The database under development here lists examples of female scientists in fiction, in particular science fiction, although other genres are represented. Full details for each entry can be viewed by selecting the author's name. You can find more details about the database and research project on the full description page.

Public contributions to the database are welcomed: please click on the 'Suggest new entry' link below to suggest a story or novel. Any other comments please email Women in science comments.

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Hidden Empire
Margaret Colicos
2002
A Woman of the Iron People
Li Lixia
1991
I Robot
Susan Calvin
1950
Eon
Patricia Vasquez
1985
Darwin's Radio
Kaye Lang
1999
Cosm
Alicia Butterworth
1998
'Know how, can do'
Fantasy and Science Fiction
Sheila Downey
2001
Startide Rising (and others in Uplift Saga)
Gillian Baskin
1983
The Heart of the Comet
Virginia Kaninamanu Herbert
1986
The Heart of the Comet
Bethany Oakes
1986
'The Product of the Masses'
If
?
1968
Minus Time
Barbara Urie
1993
Speaker for the Dead
vanova Santa Catarina ("Novinha") von Hesse
1986
Cyteen
Ariane Emory
1988
Story of your life
Starlight 2
Louise Banks
1998
Beatrice the Sixteenth
Mary Hatherley
1909
The Colorado Sequence
Amy Levine
2007
In the Company of Others
Gail Smith
2001
In the Company of Others
Susan Witts
2001
Survival (Species imperative series)
Emily Mamani
2004
Survival (Species Imperative Series # 1)
Mackenzie (Mac) Connor
2005
'The Last Generation'
Harpers
1946
NO
Renu Krishnan
2000
Permutation City
Maria Deluca
1994
Distress
Violet Mosala
1995
Teranesia
Martha Grant
1999
'The Blue Infinity'
Astounding Stories
Eunice Banks
1935
Carbon Dreams
Tina Arenas
2001
A Matter for Men & A Day for Damnation
Moira Zymph
1983
'The Real thing'
Fantasy and Science Fiction
Sage Akwesasne
2001
Intuition
Sandy Glass
2007
Intuition
Marion Mendelssohn
2007
The Silent Tower (Windrose Chronicles 1)
Joanna Sheraton
1986
'The Menace from Mars'
Amazing Stories
Vivien Harley
1928
'The Ape Cycle'
Science Wonder Quarterly
Sylvia _____?
1930
The Stranger House
Sam Flood
2005
The Rains of Eridan
Theodora Leslie
1977
'Sultanas Dream'
unknown
1905
'Long Shift'
Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind
Bee Baxter
1985
Life
Anna Senoz
2004
Prodigal Summer
Deanna Wolfe
2001
The Steerswoman
1989
'Some Other Day'
All Possible Worlds
Josie Langdon
2008
Beggars Ride (Sleepless trilogy #3)
Nancy Sharifi
1996
Stinger
Melanie Anderson
1998
A Wrinkle in Time
Katherine (Kate) Murray
1962
A Live Coal in the Sea
Camilla Dickinson
1996
'Ecopoiesis'
Science Fiction Age
Dr. Leah Hamakawa
1997
The Dispossessed
Takver
1974
'Paradises Lost'
The Birthday of the World
Hsing 5-Liu
2002
As she climbed across the table
Alice Coombs
1997
'And Be Merry ... '
Astounding Science Fiction
Helen Berent
1950
Contagion
Women of Wonder
June Walton
1950
Three Times Table
Rachel Petherington
1991
Dragonsdawn
Kitti Ping Yung
1988
Barbary
Jeanne Velory
1986
Starfarers
Victoria Fraser MacKenzie
1989
Starfarers
Iphigenie DuPre
1989
The Moon and the Sun
Marie-Josephe de la Croix
1997
Newton's Wake
Lucinda Carlyle
2004
Dance of Knives
Antonia Almiramez
2001
Shards of Honor
Cordelia Naismith (m: Vorkosigan)
1986
Memoirs of a Spacewoman
Mary _____?
1962
Solution Three
Miryam _____?
1975
'Words'
Despatches from the Frontiers of the Female Mind
Dr Toni
1985
The Ragged World
Nancy (Sandy) Sandford
1991
'Looking Through Lace'
The James Tiptree Award Anthology 1: Sex, the Future & Chocolate Cake
Toni Donato
2003
Second Glance
Meredith Oliver
2003
Small Changes
Miriam Berg
1973
Body of Glass (alt. He She & It)
Shira Shipman
1991
'Omnilingual'
Astounding Science Fiction
Martha Dane
1957
The Amber Spyglass
Mary Malone
2000
'The Astounding Enemy'
Amazing Stories Quarterly
Mildred Sturtevant
1930
Red Mars
Nadia Cherneshevsky
1992
Red Mars
Ann Clayborne
1992
Red Mars
Hiroko Ai
1992
Forty Signs of Rain
Anna Quibler
2004
Natural History
Zephyr Duquesne
2003
Via the Hewitt Ray
Wonder Stories Quarterly
Lucile Hewitt?
1930
Contact
Eleanor (Ellie) Arroway
1985
Cloned Lives
Kira ?
1976
Hillary Orbits Venus
Amazing Stories
Hillary Rodham
1999
Rollback
Sarah Halifax
2007
'The Tuvela'
Analog
Nile Etland
1968
The Pope of the Chimps
Perpetual Light
Judy Vendelmans
1982
Cavalcade
Sophie Hemingway
1998
A Door Into Ocean
Merwen (the Impatient)
1986
The Haploids
Dr Gardner
1952
Snowcrash
Juanita Marquez
1992
'Out of the Void'
Amazing Stories
Dana Gleason
1929
Up the Walls of the World
Margaret Omali
1978
Y: The Last Man
Allison Mann
2002
A Deepness in the Sky
Trixia Bonsol
1999
The Clewiston Test
Annie Clewison
1976
Passage
Joanna Lander
2001
The Chronoliths
Sulamith ("Sue") Chopra
2001
Self Experiment. Treatise on a Report
Anders
1973
Lightsource
Emily Brand
1984
Leaning Towards Infinity
Montrose
1996
Consider Her Ways
Consider Her ways and others
unnamed
1956
Trouble with Lichen
Diana Brackley
1960
The Quiet Invasion
Dr Veronica (Vee) Hatch
2000
The Quiet Invasion
Dr Helen Falia
2000