What are the best LGBT science fiction and fantasy books?

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    #1Luck in the Shadows (The Nightrunner Series)

    Luck in the Shadows (The Nightrunner Series)
    Alec of Kerry has been taken prisoner for a crime he did not commit, but his cellmate, Seregil of Rhiminee manages to take him out of there as his apprentice. Together, they embark on an adventure with many obstacles, and a strong bond between them will be created.





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    Joshua Hamilton
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "If you want a great LGBT science fiction and fantasy book, check out Luck In the Shadows. The story is captivating and it is easy to read."
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    #2My Fair Captain (Sci-Regency Series)

    My Fair Captain (Sci-Regency Series)
    Science-fiction and gay romance meet in the first book of the Sci-Regency series. Captain Nathaniel Hawkins left his home in an attempt to forget his past, and after some events, he ends up dancing with Prince Aiden Townsend: feelings and steamy sex will also be involved. 
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    Tyler Willis
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "As an avid book reader occasionally I'm looking for books that are somewhat less main stream and stumble into topics such as LGBT issues combined with science fiction and/or fantasy. After some searching I decided to try out "My Fair Captain" by J.L. Langley. I initially thought that this book wasn't going to do it for me but I decided to stick with it and was pleasantly surprised. It is an interesting tale and the dynamic between the older and younger men is quite intriguing. The science fiction elements are good fun and the LGBT aspects are woven intelligently into the story without feeling overbearing, especially for those that typically wouldn't be as interested in such topics. Overall, I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in LGBT and science fiction."
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    #3The God Eaters

    The God Eaters

    The God Eaters is a fictional M/M romance-themed novel written by Jesse Hajicek. This fictional M/M romance-themed novel was published on August 2, 2006 by Lulu.com. 

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    Chirag Sengupta
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I am not a big fan of this book. Although this fictional novel uses plain words and touching stories, the characters are not someone I could possibly image in the real life. They behave differently and act differently. I am not able to easily use their viewpoints to experience the stories."
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    #4Encounter (Encounters of the Third Kind)

    Encounter (Encounters of the Third Kind)

    Encounter is a gay romance book written by Perie Wolford. It is the first book in the Encounters Series that tells the story of Ricky. He will meet Josh and they will be hopelessly in love with each other. 

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    #5The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)

    The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)

    The Left Hand of Darkness, the 4th book in Ursula K. Le Guin's Hainish Cycle series, is about a human ambassador sent to the planet Winter, where there is no sexual prejudice and inhabitants can change gender anytime.

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    Jose Jordan
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is not my kind of book, I have to admit. Those who are okay with gay romance and behaviors can read it and maybe will like it. To each their own. Just not interested in reading anything gay. "
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    #6Stranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land is a book by Robert Heinlein that tells the story of Valentine Smith. He is raised by Martians and as he arrived on Earth to live as a human the whole world will change because of him.

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    Ann Tang
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "I wouldn't really consider this a LGBT book very strongly. It is more accepting of openness and the story is good. It could be considered LGBT friendly in that it isn't homophobic."
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    #7Ash

    Ash

    Ash is a fantasy romance fiction written by Malinda Lo. This young adult LGBT novel is first published in 2009 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 

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    Tyler Howard
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "Definitely not my cup of tea. I just found it lacking in a few places and not quite standing up to my idea of what it would be. The characters and the story seem a bit bland, and it just doesn't quite hit the mark, for me. I'll be looking elsewhere."
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    #8On Loving Women

    On Loving Women

    This book is a collection of stories about lesbian women, and how did they come out to everyone as who they really were. As it is a comic, the book also contains drawings of many of these scenes, mainly focused in the early stages of homosexuality.



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    Joe Barnett
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "This was such a cool book! I loved that it was in comic book form since it make it more interesting to read! Might be too sexual for young kids, but overall it is a great book!"
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    #9Kushiel's Dart (Kushiel's Legacy)

    Kushiel's Dart (Kushiel's Legacy)

    Sold into servitude as a child, Phédre nó Delaunay was trained for a nobleman to excel in everything. One day, she gets kidnapped by some barbarians from the North, and with a young warrior-priest, they will have to get back to their home to warn their people about the imminent invasion that is to come. 

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    Ethan Harper
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "GOOD"
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    #10As Meat Loves Salt

    As Meat Loves Salt
    Set in the 17th century, this novel tells the story of Jacob Cullen, a man that had to flee from his own wedding with her bride Caro and her brother Zebedee, as he was about to get caught accused of murder. Jacob eventually finds himself alone in the world, until he meets Christopher, who rescues him: the starting point between these two gentleman living in London. 





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    Julio César Cisneros
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "As a gay male I'm always looking for LGBT-themed books which can stand on their own as great works. As Meat Loves Salt follows Jacob and Christopher, who slowly fall in love over the 17th-century. The plot can be slow at times and it can be a chore to read."
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    #11The Line of Beauty

    The Line of Beauty

    Set in Britain, this novel separated in three different parts narrates the story of Nick Guest, a middle-class young male that takes part in the Fedden family's parties and holidays. Homosexuality, hypocrisy, privilege and the rise of AIDS are many of the topics covered in this 2004 book.

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    Craig Burns
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "An interesting book about gay romance and political intrigue in the 1980's. A well written and intriguing look at another side of late 20th century life. "
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    #12Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

    Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe is a book by Benjamin Alire that tells the story of Aristotle. He is an angry teen whose brother is in prison. He will meet Dante, his exact opposite but as they get along, things will change.

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    Jessica Kelley
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "This book, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, tells about a young Aristotle alone in the world until he meets the fascinating Dante. Then his eyes are opened as is also his mind to the wonders of the universe. A heartrending read."
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    #13The Order of the Poison Oak (Volume 2)

    The Order of the Poison Oak (Volume 2)

    The Order of the Poison Oak the second book in The Russel Middlebrook series written by Brent Hartinger that tells the story of Russel and his secret society that helps members see the truth in life.

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    Jeffrey Warren
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "Great book with a great story to make you want to read it and maybe come back and read again in the future. Interesting sotry and plot that keeps you interested. If your looking for a good read, this is one to check out. "
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    #14Nightshade

    Nightshade
    Nightshade is an action-adventure game for the NES that really is a mish-mash of genres seeing as it combines aspects of fighting games, point and clicks adventure games as well as other action sequences.
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    Albert Kelley
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "Nightshade an action adventure game for the NES. People who like old games may like this product."
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    #15Intersex: A Memoir

    Intersex: A Memoir

    Intersex: A Memoir is a book written by Aaron Apps that tells the story of happiness, struggle, and triumph. This book will inspire other readers to accept their uniqueness no matter how different it is.

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    Jack Vasquez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "a book that teaches you to accept yourself no matter what!"
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    #16Seduced by a Mermaid

    Seduced by a Mermaid

    Seduced by a Mermaid is an erotic fantasy novel written by Cara Layton. Seduced by a Mermaid was published on June 11, 2012. It follows Tess and her relationship with Marina the mermaid.

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    Ofelia Cázares
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is not for LGBT but is fantasy. It is an erotica story though not science fiction."
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    #17Lumberjanes (Vol.18)

    Lumberjanes (Vol.18)

    Lumberjanes is a fantasy graphic novel for young adults written by Shannon Watter and illustrated by Carolyn Nowak, Brooke A. Alllen and Lay Leyh. Lumberjanes was published on September 16, 2015 by BOOM! Box.

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    Aadhya Malik
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Since I'm writing a review on the 18th book in a series, you can bet I like the series. Having said that, I'm on the 18th book in the series and the series is getting tired. I'm not sure any series can last for 18 books and this one is no different. I liked this book ok but it wasn't my favorite by far. "
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    #18A Harvest of Ripe Figs (Mangoverse)

    A Harvest of Ripe Figs (Mangoverse)

    A Harvest of Ripe Figs is a Jewish young adult LGBT fantasy fiction and the third book in Mangoverse series written by Shira Glassman. It is first published in 2015 by Prizm Books. 

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    Devansh Gupta
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "A Harvest of Ripe Figs is a great addition to the LGBTQIA+ fantasy fiction canon, and as a bonus it is written through a Jewish lens. While this book comes recommended, it is advisable to first read the first and second installments of the Mangoverse series."
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    #19Meeting the Mermaid

    Meeting the Mermaid
    Meeting the Mermaid is an erotic fantasy novel written by Crea DelRand. Meeting the Mermaid was self-published on July 13th 2016. The story follows a woman who encounters a mermaid.
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    William Hughes
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Meeting the Mermaid is the best LGBT science fiction and fantasy books"
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    #20Evensong's Heir (Songbirds of Valnon)

    Evensong's Heir (Songbirds of Valnon)

    Evensong's Heir is an LGBT fantasy romance and the first book in Songbirds of Valnon series written by L.S. Baird. It is published in 2013 by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

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    Elizabeth Barnett
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book does a decent job in filling the LGBT gap in fantasy books. I just wish it were a better work of literature. "
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    #21Critical Intersex (Queer Interventions)

    Critical Intersex (Queer Interventions)

    Critical Intersex is a book written by Morgan Holmes that tells the story of how a hermaphrodite lived a normal life despite being special and unique in the aspect of gender and sex.

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    Tyler Willis
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is a scholarly book written for those working with intersexed people and scholars of sociology and anthropology. It is a helpful study to broaden our own perspectives and outlooks. If somebody wanted to read a sci-fi or fantasy LGBT book, I would not recommend this. "
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    #22Intersex and Identity

    Intersex and Identity

    Intersex and Identity is a book written by Sharon Preves that tells the story of happiness, struggle, and triumph. This book will inspire other readers to accept their uniqueness no matter how different it is. 

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    Howard Palmer
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book is heartwarming and helps people become more comfortable with themselves. The story deals with struggle and overcoming what everyone else thinks and learning to become okay with who you are."

Summary

Best What are the best LGBT science fiction and fantasy books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Luck in the Shadows (The Nightrunner Series)Books 34 Paid
2My Fair Captain (Sci-Regency Series)Books 26 Paid
3The God EatersBooks 25 Paid
4Encounter (Encounters of the Third Kind)Books 22 Paid
5The Left Hand of Darkness (Hainish Cycle)Books 15 Paid
6Stranger in a Strange LandBooks 13 Paid
7AshBooks 11 Paid
8On Loving WomenBooks 8 Paid
9Kushiel's Dart (Kushiel's Legacy)Books 8 Paid
10As Meat Loves SaltBooks 7 Paid
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