My daughter really loves science fiction and fantasy. But she has the same complaint, over and over: Where are the girls? Where are the strong female lead characters.
Well here we go. Galaxion has a traditional `space opera' setting: star ships, captains, jump drives, alien artifacts, etc., and then gives us a crew that has
two extremely redeeming qualities:
(1) They include several (not just one!) interesting, complex and
easy-to-relate-to women characters representing a wide range of
viewpoints and experience. Along with several rather interesting male
(2) They establish a realistic social dynamic.
What I mean by (2) is that the characters are not all five-sigma wacky
cyber-genius martial-arts-death-machines. They are real people with real
strengths and weaknesses, able to function is an effective and realistic way
to address all kinds of challenges. This is not to say that there are not
interesting quirks -- I especially like the character who favorite hat is
make from tableware -- but as a rule the crew works together in cooperation
instead of in conflict. Kinda refreshing given the dominance of darkness
in the genre these days.
Anyway, I recommend it. For you, and for your kids!