Middlemarch Madness IV: Adult Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, and Dystopia Nominations

The women of Westeros (and Westeros-adjacent) are the ones to beat, as always. Who will rise among the bracket to challenge them, and which Westerosi will make it to the end? You’ll have to wait to find out, dear bookish poodles. You’ll have to wait. 

Drop your nominations in the comments below. You’ll have until Friday to nominate in this or any other category, and next week we’ll start narrowing the contenders down to those who’ll be in the bracket.

Middlemarch Madness contenders do not need to be the primary focus of the books they occupy. They do not even need to be protagonists. Above all else, MMM contenders are interesting female characters (not to be confused with Strong Female Characters, but there’s some overlap).

Let the nominations begin! May the odds be ever in your choice’s favor. To nominate, tell us your choice’s name, the book or book series they appeared in, and the author. You may nominate as many characters as you’d like.

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8 thoughts on “Middlemarch Madness IV: Adult Sci-fi, Fantasy, Horror, and Dystopia Nominations”

  1. Eowyn, Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien (admittedly basing this on the movies since I read the books forever ago)
    Ellie Sattler, Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton (ditto)
    Brienne of Tarth, Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin

    And clearly I need to reread a bunch of Mercedes Lackey and the other fantasy books I loved in high school/college because I can’t remember any others specifically!

  2. Victoria “Vic” McQueen — NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
    Dana Franklin — Kindred by Octavia Butler
    Laura Caxton — 13 Bullets series by David Wellington
    Michonne — Walking Dead
    Sookie Stackhouse — Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris
    Death — The Sandman Series by Neil Gaiman
    Rachel Morgan — Dead Witch Walking series by Kim Harrison
    Anyanwu — Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
    Clarice Starling — Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
    Diana Prince/Wonder Woman — Duh
    Mercy Thompson — Series by Patricia Briggs
    Sonja Blue — Sunglasses after Dark by Nancy Collins
    Y.T. — Snow Crash by Neil Stephenson
    Nell — The Diamond Age by Neil Stephenson

  3. Hannah Payne – When She Woke – Hillary Jordan
    Offred – Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
    Yeine – Hundred Thousand Kingdoms – N.K. Jemisin
    Oree – Broken Kingdoms – N.K. Jemisin
    Shahar – Kingdom of the Gods – N.K. Jemisin
    Luisa Rey, Sonmi 451, & Meronym – Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
    Sunshine – Sunshine – Robin McKinley

    Do graphic novels count? If so:
    Dodola – Habibi – Craig Thompson
    Annie & Kat – Gunnerkrigg Court – Tom Sidell
    Alison – Strong Female Protagonist – Brennan Lee Mulligan

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