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Welcome to the Science Fiction for Lesbians Website

Over 200 books listed!

What's new

January 10

Jumping off the Planet by David Gerrold (3 stars)

Time Well Bent Connie WIlkins, editor (2 stars)


December 09

The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi (4 stars)

The Heart of Valor by Tanya Huff (4 stars)

Valor's Trial by Tanya Huff (4 stars)


October 09

The Daughters of Moab by Kim Westwood (4 stars)

The Six Directions of Space by Alastair Reynolds (3 stars)

Half Life by Shelley Jackson (4 stars)

Saturn's Children by Charles Stross (3 stars)

Sewer, Gas & Electric by Matt Ruff (3 stars)

The Future is Queer ed. by Richard Labonte & Lawrence Schimel (3 stars)

Also, I recently reread Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge, and it still gets 5 stars.

What is this site about?

This is a list of science fiction books with lesbian characters or by lesbian authors. I use the term lesbian loosely here. The terms "lesbian," "bi," "gay," etc. are only relevant in this cultural moment. In science fiction, which often refers to far futures or alien worlds where cultural norms are different, such terms don't necessarily apply. I use these words as shorthand to refer to characters who either only have sexual relationships with members of their own sex (regardless of species), or who have sexual relationships with members of their own sex and any other sex (there might be more than two). You may notice I'm not mentioning the word fantasy here. That's because the focus of this listing is science fiction. I also don't have any horror or vampire books in the list.

The books are divided up by category. Some books are in more than one category. There's also the option to Show All Books.

Lesbian Authors: Books by avowedly lesbian authors, whether or not there are any lesbian characters, and books by women that I think might be lesbians, usually because of what their "About the Author" blurb says or because they always have gay or lesbian characters in their books.

Lesbian/Bi Female Characters: These are marked as having either main, major, or minor lesbian or bi characters.

Female/Gay Dominated Worlds: These may or may not have lesbian characters. Some of them aren't necessarily even positive about homosexuality. However, I feel that they belong in the collection anyway.

Other Books of Interest: Here's where I list books that I like, whether or not they have gay content.

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How the books are rated

The books are rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being terrible and 5 being awesome. Just remember that everyone likes books for different reasons and I may hate one of your all-time favorites, or vice versa. Use the link to find out what other readers think of the book. For more info on my rating system, click here.

How do you know when I've added a book?

If the What's New section at top doesn't go back far enough, go to Show All Books and sort by Date Added. The most recently added books will be at the top of the list. I find new books to add every few months and often add several at once.

Buying the books

Some books may be purchased from from this site. I get a tiny percentage of the sale if you make a purchase of a new book from here (but only if you don't use one-click). However, you should always consider purchasing from your local feminist bookstore, if you have one, or another small bookseller.

That's enough chatter.... Go look at the books!

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