Queer Science Fiction

In queer science fiction, authors move us beyond the homophobia and transphobia of the current moment to alternate realities where LGBTQIA+ communities are free to love, live, and thrive. Here you can experience a world where queerness is the remarkably unremarkable norm. Or, pump your fist and live vicariously through characters fighting to dismantle an oppressive status quo. In the following list of titles, tropes of the genre are subverted to create something wholly original, but with the galactic settings and technological speculation that sci-fi fans know and love.  

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August Kitko and the Mechas from Space

Jazz pianist August Kitko joins forces with renegade robots (and his rockstar crush) to save humanity from total destruction in this glittery and fast-paced space opera.  

The Cybernetic Tea Shop

A sweet asexual romance between two women, one a lonely but flighty AI technician, the other an ancient and slowly crumbling autonomous robot who owns a tea shop.

Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction

This short story anthology showcases new and emerging 2SQ (Two-Spirit and queer Indigenous) writers. Readers can look forward to bio-engineered AI rats, transplanted trees in space, the rise of a 2SQ resistance camp, a primer on how to survive Indigiqueerly, virtual reality applications, motherships at sea, and the very bending of space-time continuums.This title is also available as an eBook on Libby and as an eBook on Hoopla 

Some Desperate Glory

Kyr has been training all her life for the day she can avenge the murder of planet Earth. But when Command assigns her brother to certain death and relegates her to the nursery to bear sons until she dies trying, she decides to take humanity’s revenge into her own hands. This title is also available as an eBook on Libby and as eAudio on Libby 

To Be Taught, If Fortunate

In this contemplative space odyssey novella by beloved “hopepunk” author Becky Chambers, a found family of four astronauts explores and studies a series of planets that challenge their concept of time, self, and the commitment they’ve made to humanity. This title is also available as an eBook and eAudio on Libby, and as an eBook and eAudio on Hoopla.