It's not just headliners that deserve your attention
Sci-fi and fantasy characters are almost always epic. Frodo, the brave Hobbit. Jean-Luc Picard, the cerebral and brave Captain for the Starship Enterprise. Daenerys Targaryen, Queen of Dragons, and almost every other character in Game of Thrones. I say nothing against any of these science-fiction/fantasy characters.
But, sometimes in the wings there are amazing characters that I have felt closer to, and I'd like to give them a little shout out. You may know of these characters, and if so, I'm glad; if not, hopefully, this list of 26 sci-fi and fantasy characters that I think deserve more love will help you get to know them.
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Tom is an award-winning independent tech podcaster and host of regular tech news and information shows. Tom hosts Sword and Laser, a science fiction and fantasy podcast, and book club with Veronica Belmont. He also hosts Daily Tech News Show, covering the most important tech issues of the day with the smartest minds in technology.