Queer Speculative Fiction

Speculative Fiction by Queer folks or featuring Queer characters! Finally, stories that aren’t 300 pages about coming out.

2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson (Genderqueer characters, non-queerphobic world. Nebula Award for Best Novel.)

All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders (Scifi. Fantasy. Non-binary and asexual characters.)

Ammonite By Nicola Griffith (scifi. Lesbian characters. Lesbian writer)

The Black Tides of Heaven & The Red Threads of Fortune by JY Neon Yang (Fantasy. Scifi. Children are raised without gender in this world. Asian, nonbinary, queer writer)

Dreadnought by April Daniels (Superhero. Trans character. Trans author.)

Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler (Scifi. Black character, Bisexual characters. Black writer.)

Funhome by Alison Bechdel (Graphic Novel. Memoir. Gay and lesbian characters. Lesbian writer. It’s not actually speculative fiction…)

The Gilda Stories By Jewelle Gomez (Scifi. Horror. Fantasy. Lesbian characters. Black, lesbian writer)

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin (Scifi. Nonbinary, asexual characters)

Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite (Horror. Gay characters — not explicitly until the next novel. Trans author)

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare (YA. Fantasy. Romance. Gay and bisexual characters)

Not Your Sidekick, by C. B. Lee (Superhero. Bisexual and Trans characters. Bisexual, Asian, female writer)

Proxy By Alex London (YA. Dystopian. Scifi. Gay main character.)

The Salt Roads By Nalo Hopkinson (Historical Fantasy. Winner Gaylactic Spectrum Award For Best Novel. Lesbian characters. Queer, Black, female, Canadian Writer.)

The Steel Remains by Richard Morgan (Fantasy. Gay. NSFW Scenes)

When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore (YA. Scifi. Fantasy. Winner of the 2016 Tiptree Award. Queer and trans characters. Queer, nonbinary, Latinx writer.)

Witchmark by C. L. Polk (Fantasy. Romance. Gay main characters. Nonbinary, POC, Canadian writer)

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