Books

Non-Fiction

Physical Feminism

Collette Dowling,  The Frailty Myth: Redefining the Physical Potential of Women and Girls, New York: Random House, 2001 (mentions Sarah Connor’s influence)

Shari L. Dworkin and Fay Linda Wach,  Body Panic: Gender Health and the Selling of Fitness, New York : NYU Press, 2009

Martha McCaughey, Real Knockouts: The Physical Feminism of Women’s Self-Defense, NY: New York University Press, 1997 (includes vital commentary about how the role of Sarah Connor affected young women’s awareness of their own potential!)

Fitness

Danny Abshire and Brian Metzler Natural Running: The Simple Path to Stronger, Healthier Running, Boulder, Colorado: Velopress, 2010

Thomas R. Baechle and Roger W. Earle, Fitness Weight Training, Human Kinetics, 2014

Danny and Kathryn Dreyer,Chi Running: A Revolutionary Approach to Effortless, Injury-free Running, New York: Fireside – Simon & Schuster, 2004

Liz Neporent, Suzanne Schlosberg and Shirley Archer, Weight Training for Dummies, 3rd edition, Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2006 (there are several from the For Dummies series, this is the only one I recommend….there are still gender issues and over use of the word “tone” but as a general starter or refresher it’s functional)

Self-Defense, martial arts and theories

Massad F. Ayoob,  The Truth About Self-Protection

Dr. Judith Fein,  Exploding the Myth of Self-Defense: A Survival Guide for Every Woman  (Dr. Fein’s books are the most practical for hand-to-hand here, but do not replace actual training)

Dr. Judith Fein,  Are You a Target: A Guide to Self-Protection and Personal Safety

Bo Hardy, Defensive Living: When Defensive Driving, Diets and Exercise Aren’t Enough to Keep You Alive and Well!

Ellen Snortland,  Beauty Bites Beast: Awakening the Warrior Within Women and Girls, Trilogy Books, 1998

Carol A. Wiley, ed. Women in the Martial Arts

Firearms

Massad F. Ayoob,  In the Gravest Extreme: The Role of the Firearm in Personal Protection

Paxton Quigley,  Armed and Female: Twelve Million American Women Own Guns, Should You?

Movie Analysis

Sean French,  The Terminator (BFI Modern Classics)

Sherrie A. Inness, ed., Action Chicks: New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture

Sherrie A. Inness, ed., Tough Girls: Women Warriors and Wonder Women in Popular Culture

Martha McCaughey & Neal King, eds., Reel Knockouts: Violent Women in the Movies

Yvonne Tasker, Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema

Yvonne Tasker, Spectacular Bodies: Gender, Genre and the Action Cinema

Fiction

Terminator Novels

Movie Adaptations:

Randall Frakes & William Wisher, The Terminator  (based on the original screenplay by James Cameron with Gale Anne Hurd)

Randall Frakes, Terminator 2: Judgment Day (based on the original screen play by James Cameron & William Wisher)

Licensed Novels:

While these may not be perfect, they do show Sarah as strong and savvy.

Russell Blackford, Terminator 2: The New John Connor Chronicles -Dark Futures (Book 1), An Evil Hour (Book 2) and Times of Trouble (Book 3)

S.M. Stirling, Terminator 2: Infiltrator (Book 1), Rising Storm (Book 2), and Future War (Book3)

Mark W. Tiedemann, Terminator 2: Hour of the Wolf (sequel to Blackford’s novels)