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SFX's own Leah Holmes wrote a back page "We Love SF" piece recently about female role models in science fiction, in which she highlighted particularly Princess Leia. New blogger Kelly Harker (welcome!) continues the theme:

The Necessity Of Heroines In Science Fiction

This is the personal opinion of Kelly Harker, one of our new volunteer bloggers , who'll begin contributing regularly from later in the month. Read more about her in the next issue of SFX, on sale Wednesday 11 March.

Feel free to respond to Kelly's question in the comment thread below. Who are your favourite examples of great sci-fi heroines?