Best LGBT Science Fiction Books
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1. The Galaxy, and the Ground Within: A Novel (Wayfarers Book 4)
Author: by Becky Chambers
April 20, 2021
National Bestseller! Return to the sprawling, Hugo Award-winning universe of the Galactic Commons to explore another corner of the cosmosone often mentioned, but not yet exploredin this absorbing entry in the Wayfarers series, which blends heart-warming characters and imaginative adventure.
With no water, no air, and no native life, the planet Gora is unremarkable. The only thing it has going for it is a chance proximity to more popular worlds, making it a decent stopover for ships traveling between the wormholes that keep the Galactic Commons connected.
If deep space is a highway, Gora is just your average truck stop. At the Five-Hop One-Stop, long-haul spacers can stretch their legs (if they have legs, that is), and get fuel, transit permits, and assorted supplies. The Five-Hop is run by an enterprising alien and her sometimes helpful child, who work hard to provide a little piece of home to everyone passing through.
When a freak technological failure halts all traffic to and from Gora, three strangersall different species with different aimsare thrown together at the Five-Hop. Grounded, with nothing to do but wait, the trioan exiled artist with an appointment to keep, a cargo runner at a personal crossroads, and a mysterious individual doing her best to help those on the fringesare compelled to confront where they’ve been, where they might go, and what they are, or could be, to each other.
2. Her Body and Other Parties: Stories
Author: by Carmen Maria Machado
Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange. Roxane GayIn these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.
Karen RussellIn Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. While her work has earned her comparisons to Karen Russell and Kelly Link, she has a voice that is all her own.
In this electric and provocative debut, Machado bends genre to shape startling narratives that map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. A wife refuses her husband’s entreaties to remove the green ribbon from around her neck.
A woman recounts her sexual encounters as a plague slowly consumes humanity. A salesclerk in a mall makes a horrifying discovery within the seams of the store’s prom dresses. One woman’s surgery-induced weight loss results in an unwanted houseguest. And in the bravura novella Especially Heinous, Machado reimagines every episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, a show we navely assumed had shown it all, generating a phantasmagoric police procedural full of doppelgngers, ghosts, and girls with bells for eyes.
3. Sorrowland: A Novel
Author: by Rivers Solomon
MCD (May 4, 2021)
May 4, 2021
A triumphant, genre-bending breakout novel from one of the boldest new voices in contemporary fiction Vernseven months pregnant and desperate to escape the strict religious compound where she was raisedflees for the shelter of the woods. There, she gives birth to twins, and plans to raise them far from the influence of the outside world.
But even in the forest, Vern is a hunted woman. Forced to fight back against the community that refuses to let her go, she unleashes incredible brutality far beyond what a person should be capable of, her body wracked by inexplicable and uncanny changes.
To understand her metamorphosis and to protect her small family, Vern has to face the past, and more troublingly, the futureoutside the woods. Finding the truth will mean uncovering the secrets of the compound she fled but also the violent history in America that produced it.
Rivers Solomon’s Sorrowland is a genre-bending work of Gothic fiction. Here, monsters aren’t just individuals, but entire nations. It is a searing, seminal book that marks the arrival of a bold, unignorable voice in American fiction.
4. Meet Me in Another Life: A Novel
Author: by Catriona Silvey
Soon to be a major motion picture starring Gal Gadot! Inventive, bold and surprising … Builds in suspense and emotion, revealing itself page by page, layer by layer. Cleverly constructed and highly entertaining. CHARLES YURecommended by Popsugar Bustle Goodreads Tor Mashable BookBub io9 Gizmodo Lambda Literary BookRiot CrimeReads Debutiful The Nerd Daily and many more!
For fans of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and Life After Life, a poignant genre-bending debut novel about a man and woman who must discover why they continue to meet in different versions of their livesa thrilling and imaginative exploration of the infinite forms of love and how our choices can change everything.
Thora and Santi have met before. Two strangers in a foreign city, Thora and Santi meet in a chance encounter. At once, they recognize in each other a kindred spiritsomeone who is longing for more in life than the cards they’ve been dealt.
Before their friendship can blossom, though, a tragic accident cuts their story short. They will meet again. But this is only one of the many connections they share. Like satellites trapped in orbit around each other, Thora and Santi will find each other again: as husband and wife; teacher and student; caretaker and patient; cynic and believer.
5. To Be Taught, If Fortunate
Author: by Becky Chambers
September 3, 2019
Extraordinary …A future sci-fi masterwork in a new and welcome tradition. Joanne Harris, author of ChocolatA stand-alone science fiction novella from the award-winning, bestselling, critically-acclaimed author of the Wayfarer series. At the turn of the twenty-second century, scientists make a breakthrough in human spaceflight.
Through a revolutionary method known as somaforming, astronauts can survive in hostile environments off Earth using synthetic biological supplementations. They can produce antifreeze in subzero temperatures, absorb radiation and convert it for food, and conveniently adjust to the pull of different gravitational forces.
With the fragility of the body no longer a limiting factor, human beings are at last able to journey to neighboring exoplanets long known to harbor life. A team of these explorers, Ariadne O’Neill and her three crewmates, are hard at work in a planetary system fifteen light-years from Sol, on a mission to ecologically survey four habitable worlds.
6. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet: Wayfarers, Book 1
Author: by Becky Chambers
14 hours and 23 minutes
Winner of the Hugo Award for Best Series! The acclaimed modern science-fiction masterpiece, included on Library Journal’s Best SFF of 2016, the Barnes & Nobles Sci-Fi Fantasy Blog Best Books of 2015, the Tor. Com Best Books of 2015, Reader’s Choice, as well as nominated for the Arthur C.
Clarke Award, the Kitschie, and the Bailey’s Women’s Prize. Follow a motley crew on an exciting journey through space – and one adventurous young explorer who discovers the meaning of family in the far reaches of the universe – in this lighthearted debut space opera from a rising sci-fi star.
Rosemary Harper doesn’t expect much when she joins the crew of the aging Wayfarer. While the patched-up ship has seen better days, it offers her a bed, a chance to explore the far-off corners of the galaxy, and most importantly, some distance from her past.
An introspective young woman who learned early to keep to herself, she’s never met anyone remotely like the ship’s diverse crew, including Sissix, the exotic reptilian pilot, chatty engineers Kizzy and Jenks, who keep the ship running, and Ashby, their noble captain.
7. Harrow the Ninth (The Locked Tomb Trilogy, 2)
Author: by Tamsyn Muir
Harrow the Ninth, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling sequel to Gideon the Ninth, turns a galaxy inside out as one necromancer struggles to survive the wreckage of herself aboard the Emperor’s haunted space station. Lesbian necromancers explore a haunted gothic palace in space!
Decadent nobles vie to serve the deathless emperor!Skeletons! Charles Stross on Gideon the NinthUnlike anything I’ve ever read.V.E. Schwab on Gideon the NinthShe answered the Emperor’s call. She arrived with her arts, her wits, and her only friend.
In victory, her world has turned to ash. After rocking the cosmos with her deathly debut, Tamsyn Muir continues the story of the penumbral Ninth House in Harrow the Ninth, a mind-twisting puzzle box of mystery, murder, magic, and mayhem.
Nothing is as it seems in the halls of the Emperor, and the fate of the galaxy rests on one woman’s shoulders. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, last necromancer of the Ninth House, has been drafted by her Emperor to fight an unwinnable war.
8. Girls Against God: A Novel
Author: by Jenny Hval
A genre-warping, time-travelling horror novel-slash-feminist manifesto for fans of Clarice Lispector and Jeanette Winterson. Welcome to 1990s Norway. White picket fences run in neat rows and Christian conservatism runs deep. But as the Artist considers her work, things start stirring themselves up.
In a corner of Oslo a coven of witches begin cooking up some curses. A time-travelling Edvard Munch arrives in town to join a death metal band, closely pursued by the teenaged subject of his painting Puberty, who has murder on her mind.
Meanwhile, out deep in the forest, a group of school girls get very lost and things get very strange. And awful things happen in aspic. Jenny Hval’s latest novel is a radical fusion of queer feminist theory and experimental horror, and a unique treatise on magic, writing and art.”Strange and lyrical.
Hval’s writing is surreal and rich with the grotesque banalities of human existence.” Publishers Weekly”The themes of alienation, queerness, and the unsettling nature of desire align Hval with modern mainstays like Chris Kraus, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Maggie Nelson.” Pitchfork
9. Earth Husbands are Odd (Earth Fathers)
Author: by Lyn Gala
December 17, 2020
Max, the stranded Earth pilot, and Rick, his tentacled partner in love, are forced to return to a universe that dismisses Rick as an asymmetrical, loud outcast. But Rick hasn’t told Max the whole story. Max wants to live in a universe where his children and his lover are respected and given a chance to shine.
He doesn’t know the odds are stacked against them. Max is going to have to catch up fast if he wants to win a battle that is less about weapons than manipulating the rest of the universe into being fair.
To protect his sweet, belchy partner in love and their three offspring, Max will change the universe, one stubborn alien at a time, and he might have to start with the one he loves.
10. Hegemony of Humanity – The Orion War Books 10.5-13 (The Orion War Collection Book 4)
Author: by M. D. Cooper
July 23, 2020
The Scipio Alliance presses their attack against Orion and the Hegemony.
Author: by K.M. Szpara
Tordotcom (March 3, 2020)
March 3, 2020
K.M.Szpara’s Docile is a science fiction parable about love and sex, wealth and debt, abuse and power, a challenging tour de force that at turns seduces and startles. There is no consent under capitalism. To be a Docile is to be kept, body and soul, for the uses of the owner of your contract.
To be a Docile is to forget, to disappear, to hide inside your body from the horrors of your service. To be a Docile is to sell yourself to pay your parents’ debts and buy your children’s future. Elisha Wilder’s family has been ruined by debt, handed down to them from previous generations.
His mother never recovered from the Dociline she took during her term as a Docile, so when Elisha decides to try and erase the family’s debt himself, he swears he will never take the drug that took his mother from him.
Too bad his contract has been purchased by Alexander Bishop III, whose ultra-rich family is the brains (and money) behind Dociline and the entire Office of Debt Resolution. When Elisha refuses Dociline, Alex refuses to believe that his family’s crowning achievement could have any negative side effectsand is determined to turn Elisha into the perfect Docile without it.
12. Future Feeling: A Novel
Author: by Joss Lake
Soft Skull (June 1, 2021)
An embittered dog walker obsessed with a social media influencer inadvertently puts a curse on a young manand must adventure into mysterious dimension in order to save himin this wildly inventive, delightfully subversive, genre-nonconforming debut novel about illusion, magic, technology, kinship, and the emergent future.
The year is 20_, and Penfield R. Henderson is in a rut. When he’s not walking dogs for cash or responding to booty calls from his B-list celebrity hookup, he’s holed up in his dingy Bushwick apartment obsessing over holograms of Aiden Chase, a fellow trans man and influencer documenting his much smoother transition into picture-perfect masculinity on the Gram.
After an IRL encounter with Aiden leaves Pen feeling especially resentful, Pen enlists his roommates, the Witch and the Stoner-Hacker, to put their respective talents to use in hexing Aiden. Together, they gain access to Aiden’s social media account and post a picture of Pen’s aloe plant, Alice, tied to a curse:Whosoever beholds the aloe will be pushed into the Shadowlands.
13. Love after the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction
Author: by Joshua Whitehead
Lambda Literary Award winnerThis exciting and groundbreaking fiction anthology showcases a number of new and emerging 2SQ (Two-Spirit and queer Indigenous) writers from across Turtle Island. These visionary authors show how queer Indigenous communities can bloom and thrive through utopian narratives that detail the vivacity and strength of 2SQness throughout its plight in the maw of settler colonialism’s histories.
Here, readers will discover bio-engineered AI rats, transplanted trees in space, the rise of a 2SQ resistance camp, a primer on how to survive Indigiqueerly, virtual reality applications, motherships at sea, and the very bending of space-time continuums queered through NDN time.
Love after the End demonstrates the imaginatively queer Two-Spirit futurisms we have all been dreaming of since 1492. Contributors include Darcie Little Badger, Mari Kurisato, Kai Minosh Pyle, David Alexander Robertson, and jaye simpson.
Author: by Meg Ludwa
September 5, 2020
Why are you doing this?Doing what? Helping these people.Non-citizens. You don’t owe them anything. You had a life back in the Dome you could’ve escaped back to, been protected by your uncle.Why do any of this? None of this would’ve happened if it wasn’t for my mother, right?
I can’t just walk away from it, can I? Life is a paradise for the privileged on Odin Prime. Dr. Shea Tristan, a loyal Statesman and Chancellor’s niece, learns firsthand how broken the state is when she falls into the hands of Shadow- the station’s most dangerous criminal organization.
A disgraced Valkyrie named Victoria Hammond and an emerging threat among the station’s most vulnerable force Shea to confront her mother’s shameful past. Shea will question everything she knows about herself, her notorious family, and the state that once protected her.