Are there are hard sci-fi novels with basically a messiah, an "oh my god, he's THE ONE, the Kwisatz Haderach, the one from the Prophecy... except he is a she?
So we just finished watching Ender's Game, and I plan on reading it, obviously, since I can tell that's a pretty awesome story. But I find that I absolutely love "chosen one" stories... I grew up on David Lynch's "Dune", loved "The Matrix", and loved Ender's (and look forward to the book). This is kind of important...right? Really important.
Brainstorming all I've been able to come up with is "The Diamond Age" and honestly maybe I'm been watching too much Sailormoon but, Sailor Moon. Not just a messiah figure but literally the Messiah. (I know not even remotely hard sci-fi.)
I've fallen into a black hole for the rest of the week at the wiki for Monomyth and
would love to read "The Hero with a Thousand Faces," but my need is more immediate and specific. You, eclectically well-read crowds of MeFi, help me here! What are your suggestions for "oh my god, she's the ONE, as foretold!"-type reading.
Aw man, I just remembered Harry Potter, too, gah. Prove me wrong that it's not all just men! (I'd like to shoot for sci-fi.)