We’ve come a long way from the pulp days, from damsels in distress to heroines in their own right. How have the tropes progressed over the years? What characters do we most admire, and what authors just keep hitting the target every time?

Chikodili Emelumadu (M), Esther Friesner, Leah Ning, Nancy Jane Moore, Deborah Millitello

Atlanta/New York