In speculative fiction, the possibilities are endless—and in the past couple decades, women who love women and girls who love girls have pushed their way into larger and more mainstream spec-fic titles, from lesbian pirates to lady-loving superheroes to bi demigods and much more. This debut space opera features lesbian space pirates and crazy AI. Another space opera to add to your TBR, following amnesiac prisoner Zan as she tries to rediscover her identity as she falls in love with one of her captors—and maybe not for the first time. And then the invitation arrives. Jess is stoked when she lands the perfect internship with her longtime crush Abby—only to find out the internship is with the most infamous villain in town.
Good lesbian science fiction novels | Nicola Griffith
I love getting your questions, so keep sending them to me by Twitter canlesbrarian and email stepaniukcasey [at] gmail. Back in December, a few Autostraddlers got to talking about queer sci-fi in the comments on my post on queer high fantasy books. This is not surprising as the nerds who like fantasy are also often the nerds who like science fiction I include myself in this, obviously. So what other queer science fiction should you read? The below suggestions include a variety of sci-fi sub-genres — hard and soft sci-fi, military sci-fi and space opera — to please all sorts of fans. O Human Star is full of artificial intelligence; complex plot; engaging characters; clean, evocative drawings; plus lots of gay stuff.
Representation and inclusivity is important everywhere, including within the pages of books. These nine outstanding authors have managed to bring diverse characters and stories to life with their science fiction and fantasy novels. From Joanna Russ to newer authors like Alex London, these writers and their fantastic books are sure to keep you entertained for hours. But the more Rydra learns…the more tempted she is to join the other side. The author of feminist literary criticism, in addition to science fiction and fantasy, the late Joanna Russ influenced readers throughout her life since she was first noticed in the late s.
Science fiction seems to be one of the genres that people either love or hate. Personally, I love a well-written science fiction novel, especially if it envisions a world with different concepts of gender and sexual orientation. The Significant by Kyra Anderson. Kailynn Evada was born in the non-citizen district on the most powerful planet in the Altereye System. High pay drives her to a secretive job with the most powerful person in the planetary system—Elite Isa, who is genetically altered for perfection and forbidden from intimate relationships.