Meet Devi Morris, protagonist of the Paradox trilogy, and one of the most ambitious and stubborn heroines we Book Smugglers have had the pleasure of reading in a while. While Devi is a phenomenal lead, she isn’t the first female character to star in a military science-fiction series—in fact, she has plenty of good company. One of our favorite subgenres of science fiction is military SF, as often in these novels female characters (like Devi) are accepted as equals in combat, science and command scenarios.
There are basically two different approaches to science fiction military technology. The question to ask is how technical you want to get in your novel, and that will be determined by your writing goal.