Lesbian Focal Book List: Fantasy (inclusive of sci-fi, speculative, etc.)

Great list!

Queerly Reading Fantasy and the Dark Side of Things

Michael Whelan - Dragons et cavaliers (1)Fantasy fiction, inclusive of all aspects, tends to be shoved in the corner, placed on the odd shelf in the bookstore corner, maligned, over-looked, marginalized and so forth.  Books written by women, very often, suffer the same fate.  Books written by openly lesbian authors tend to be subsumed within the categories of “women authors,” “lgbtq,” or hidden away, promoted via word of mouth, social media, and the like.   I compiled a list, soon to become more of a searchable database, of works by lesbian and lesbian friendly authors of fantasy works.   The list, thus far 26 pages, includes some short stories, very obscure writers from the earlier part of the last century, does have a few fantasy works that may be a tad romance inclined, and for the most part, does not include many more recent works.   Part of the rationale for not including more recent works…

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