SF Signal’s Mind Meld

SF Signal posted a new MIND MELD in which they asked several writers “Who are the Best Female Characters in Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror.” You can find my answers there as well as answers by other fantastic writers such as N.K. Jemisin, Lee Thomas, David Anthony Durham, Elizabeth Hand, Jennifer Marie Brissett, Nnedi Okorafor, Gabrielle Faust, and Matt Cardin.

Who do you think are the best female characters?