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15 Great Minority Characters in Sci-Fi

By Matt Heckler Jun 3, 2013

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Zinzi December: Zoo City (by Lauren Beukes)

Lauren Beukes’ Zoo City is a great sci-fi novel set in a fictional future South Africa, where those who have committed crimes are magically linked with spirit animals as a kind of more awesome version of The Scarlett Letter. Zinzi is a charismatic heroine who uses her new abilities to help people track down lost possessions. Zoo City is great sci-fi world building and Zinzi is a great protagonist.

Tags: movies, tv, sci fi, star wars, slideshows, star trek, firefly, serenity, mace windu

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Matt Heckler

Matt Heckler is a writer, book critic, musician, movie nerd, sci-fi aficionado, and awesome beard haver from Chicago. When he isn't writing for The MindHut, he is drinking tasty beverages and working on his first novel. Follow him on Twitter @androiddreamer!

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