sci-fi or fantasy lesbian novel rec please!

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sci-fi or fantasy lesbian novel rec please!

1Pigeon.in.a.shelf
mar 25, 2020, 8:01pm

Hello! I have just started searching for fantasy novels with lesbians as their MC but I can't seem to find any! Help os needed jsjsjs, thank you for your time! and sorry for my english

2reconditereader
mar 25, 2020, 8:38pm

Upright Women Wanted or Magic for Liars by Sarah Gailey. Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir. Daughter of Mystery by Heather Rose Jones.

Ummm.... Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear.

3lorax
mar 26, 2020, 10:50am

Does it have to be fantasy, or is SF okay too? Subject line says one, post says the other.

I thought the MC of Magic for Liars was straight? I know she has a relationship with a man. That doesn't rule out that she might be bi, but I don't remember one way or the other.

Heartily seconding Upright Women Wanted, which I have sold to a couple people as "Queer librarians on horseback fight fascism", and Gideon the Ninth.

Also in recent releases are A Memory Called Empire and This is How you Lose the Time War.

That's just from a quick look at my Recently Read collection - there's a lot of queer SF out there right now.

4reconditereader
Redigerat: mar 26, 2020, 3:40pm

>3 lorax: I guess I misremembered Magic for Liars, my bad. It's her sister. Whoops.

I've heard good things about A Memory Called Empire and I think we even have This is How You Lose the Time War around the house, so I might get around to those soon! (Along with Floodtide, which is the latest in the Alpennia series that begins with Daughter of Mystery)

5Aquila
mar 27, 2020, 6:02am

Last year was excellent for quality lesbian sff, as well as several of those above (I cannot over recommend Gideon the Ninth and I loved A Memory Called Empire) there were:

City in the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders - set on a tidally locked planet, an amazing book.

Stormsong by CL Polk - Edwardian fantasy, sequel, first book was m/m but the women in this one were in that one too.

A Song for a New Day by Sarah Pinkser - about what happens to live music when the world locks down following a pandemic (yes, really).

The Psychology of Time Travel by Kate Mascarenhas - a group of British women develop time travel in the 1950s; several different perspectives, but the lesbian one is pretty central.

The Outside by Ada Hoffmann - shades into lovecraftian style horror, autistic lesbian protagonist.

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon - Epic fantasy with dragons, multiple viewpoints, but again the lesbian storyline is central.

And in the last few years:

A Study in Honor by Claire O'Dell - Gender and raceswapped Sherlock Holmes in a near future new civil war America.

Barbary Station by RE Stearns - Girlfriends join up with space pirates.

The Stars are Legion by Kameron Hurley - All female generation worldships.

And a few older ones:

The Exile and the Sorcerer by Jane Fletcher this fantasy series and her Rangers at Roadsend scifi romance series are good reads.

The Telling by Ursula Le Guin - science fiction.

Ammonite by Nicola Griffith - classic and excellent, scientist lands on an all women planet.

May the growth continue exponentially.

I've tried to keep to lesbian or presumably lesbian MCs here, there are some other great books about bisexual or queer characters in f/f relationships I could also recommend.

6Pigeon.in.a.shelf
Redigerat: mar 27, 2020, 11:08am

amazing lists!!! thank you very much

7stephiewonder
okt 13, 2020, 12:20am

All of these are fantasy!

The Unspoken Name by A.K. Larkwood

Daughters of the Great Star by Diana Rivers - this is a series and I cannot recommend these books enough!

When Women were Warriors by Catherine M. Wilson - another great series!

Fires of the Faithful by Naomi Kritzer

The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon