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The 20 coolest women in sci-fi

Remember at school, when all the geeks and nerds were made fun of? Well, it turns out that those of us who like a bit of fantasy in our fiction aren’t losers after all. Comic books, fantasy films and sci-fi TV series have hit the zeitgeist, introducing a whole new audience to a weird, but wonderful world.

And one of the best things about the genre is its celebration of strong women. Want to see a feisty heroine who kicks ass, takes no prisoners and looks good doing it? Look no further, people. From action heroines to femmes fatales and brainy broads, these ladies bring a whole new meaning to the word cool.

Here’s Stylist's selection of our all-time favourite leading ladies of science fiction and fantasy.

Words: Cat Collins. Images: Rex Features

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