The best LGBTQ fantasy and science fiction

The Books I Picked & Why

Trick of the Light

By Megan Derr

Trick of the Light

Why this book?

An urban-fantasy about superheroes...and how horrible they are.  This story is about the “villains,” not the goodie goodie “heroes” who do nothing but leave disaster and death in their wake.  This is a fun read, packed with an intriguing relationship, thoughtful social questions, and an interesting world.  It may be short, but it’s super sweet.


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A Pirate's Primer

By Jill Knowles

A Pirate's Primer

Why this book?

This historical fantasy is full of swashbuckling adventure, romance, and loveable characters.  For such a short story, there is an amazing depth, both in world-building and the characters themselves.  This was a great read from start to finish.


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Life Is Strange Vol. 1: Dust

By Emma Vieceli, Claudia Leonardi, Andrea Izzo

Life Is Strange Vol. 1: Dust

Why this book?

Fans of DONTNOD’s time-bending sci-fi video game will love this ongoing comic series, as will new readers. It’s like leaping straight back into the world of the game, following Max and Chloe’s relationship in the wake of the destruction of their hometown. The magic of the game is captured perfectly on the page. It’s a beautiful story, with equally beautiful art, that stays true to the lore of the source material.


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Incursion

By Aleksandr Voinov

Incursion

Why this book?

A classical space romp with a twist. World-building is a must for any sci-fi, and this doesn’t disappoint.  You’re sucked into this world and its people, carried by an interesting cast of characters. It’s a short read, filled with a big heart, and a world just dying to be explored further in future installments.


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Bone Rider

By J. Fally

Bone Rider

Why this book?

This sci-fi adventure seems insane when you read the premise – a cowboy, a hitman, and an alien AI armor? Somehow, this manages to actually work, and becomes a thrilling adventure, with a pretty unique romance and fun world-building. It’s just one of those books you need to read to believe.


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