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LGBTQAI+ Fantasy Books

Posted 01/27/21 by Jozlyn H

Here is a list of ten great fantasy books in our collection that feature extraordinary LGBTQAI+ characters.

Cover of The Salt Roads

The Salt Roads
By Nalo Hopkinson

hoopla audio   |   hoopla text

This book takes you across centuries and civilizations as it explores relationships that women have with their lovers, their people, and the divine. Based in the Caribbean, it explores slavery, spiritualism, magic, and history.

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Full Fathom Five
By Max Gladstone

Kai builds gods but they keep dying. When she tries to save one, her near-suicidal rescue attempt exposes her instability, causing her family, coworkers, and ex-boyfriend to call her crazy. When Kai seeks to find out why her creations are dying, she uncovers the conspiracy…

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Winter Tide
By Ruthanna Emrys

After the US Government stole her life, they ask Aphra for help in uncovering Communist spies that have stolen dangerous magical secrets.

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Everfair
By Nisi Shawl

Who doesn’t secretly love steampunk? This novel is an alternate history that explores the question of “what if” the Congo learned about steam technology a little sooner than Belgium anticipated.

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The Tiger’s Daughter
By Arsenault K Rivera

eBook Text

Warrior woman. Asian inspired. A power that can reach through time and space to save a land from a truly insidious evil.

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The Vanished Queen
By Lisbeth Campbell

Anza is a bisexual member of her country’s resistance against the tyrannical King. She has evidence to overthrow his rule, but if it fails…

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The Steel Remains
By Richard K Morgan

hoopla audio   |   eBook Audio

Ringil, war hero, is asked to find a long, lost cousin in the depths of the empire’s slave trade. Dark Fantasy.

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The Prey of Gods
By Nicky Drayden

hoopla audio   |   hoopla text   |   eBook Text

Genetic Engineering has made the economy of South Africa boom. However, a new hallucinogenic drug is sweeping the country along with an AI uprising, and an ancient demigoddess is determined to regain her standing.

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The Four Profound Weaves
By R.B. Lemberg

hoopla audio

This trans epic fantasy focuses on two elder “changers.” They travel through the desert wanting to learn from the master weaver. After discovering the master weaver, they learn the weaver has a most difficult task for them.

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Infinity Son
By Adam Silvera

hoopla audio   |   hoopla text   |   eBook Audio   |   eBook Text

Gritty, face-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war. Brighton wishes he had powers so he could fight, while Emil wishes the fighting would stop.