Alternative Sexualities and Identities in Fantasy and SF Booklist

This is a list I started putting together in 1993, when I was in college, working on an English bachelor’s thesis on Samuel R. Delany.  At the time, it was difficult to find SF/F featuring non-straight sexuality.  I kept the list updated periodically through 2006, at which point it seemed not really necessary anymore, as we were seeing a massive increase in queer representation in the genre.  At this point, I’m leaving this document up primarily as a historical document; perhaps it will be useful as a starting point for those looking into the early days of alternative sexual writings in SF/F.

Most but not all renderings of alternate sexualities and identities in these texts are positive. Not all the books listed are fantasy/sf, though the majority are.

 – Mary Anne

Last updated June 13, 2006



Garber, Eric & Lyn Paleo
Uranian Worlds: A Reader’s Guide to Alternate Sexuality in Science
Fiction and Fantasy (Not at all a comprehensive listing)


Across the Wounded Galaxy: Interviews with writers
Broderick, Damien
  • Reading by Starlight (post-modern sf, focused on Delany)
Delany, Samuel R.
  • The Jewel-Hinged Jaw (contains a critique of LeGuin’s
  • The Dispossessed)
Frye, Northrop
Jamison, Frederick
Palumbo, Donald, ed.
  • Erotic Universe: Sexuality and Fantastic Literature (includes the
    articles “Homosexuality in Science Fiction and Fantasy”,
    “Again, The Left Hand of Darkness: Androgyny or
    Homophobia?”, etc.)


(NOTE: Many short stories, especially those published in Asimov’s, Omni,
Fantasy & SF, and other better-known magazines, can be found in “Best Of”
anthologies like those by Gardner Dozois, DAW, Terri/Windling/Ellen Datlow
— these collections are generally much easier to find, and you may want
to check them for the titles below.)

Amazing Stories
  • Quick, W.T. – “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” – March 1990
  • Byers Edward – “The Disconnect” – August 1982
  • Turtledove, Harry – _The Great Unknown_ = April, May, June 1991
Blue Blood (2625 Piedmont Rd, #56332, Atlanta, GA 30324)

(counterculture erotic sf/f/h, multi-orientation, sex-positive)

Dead of Night Magazine

  • Bowen, Gary
    • “The Amateur Vampire” – #9


    • “The Haunting of Andrew Brigg” – #11
    • “Dream-Eater” – #13
  • Varley’s “Eight Worlds” stories – mid-to-late 70s
  • Varley, John – “The Barbie Murders” – Feb 1978 (also appeared in
    the Terry Carr “Best Of” for 1978)
  • Shepard, Lucius – “A Traveler’s Tale” – July 1984
  • Rainbow, Tom – “The Science Fiction of Sex change” – July 1985
  • Jablokov, Alexander – “The Death Artist” – Aug 1990 (also appeared
    in The Year’s Best Science Fiction, 8th Annual –
    Gardner Dozois, ed.)
  • Casper, Susan – “Nine Tenths of the Law” – Jul 1991
  • Varley, John – “Her Girl Friday” – Aug 1992
  • Egan, Greg – “Cocoon” (gay protagonist; genetic programming of
    sexuality) – recentF & SF Magazine

    • Heinlein, Robert – “All You Zombies” – March 1959
    • Varley, John – “Picnic on Nearside” – Aug 1974


    • Shepard, Lucius – “Life of Buddha” – May 1988 (also appeared in
      Year’s Best F&H, Second Annual – Datlow & Windling, ed.)
    • Calder, Richard – “Mosquito” – Jul 1990


    • Ellison, Harlan – “Erotophobia” – 1981


    • Heym, Stefan – “The Wachsmuth Syndrome” – Sept 1972

    Wavelengths – Barnett, Lisa A., Ed. – journal reviewing new GLB


    By editor.

    Aldiss, Brian W. – Galactic Empires v.2, p 182-202
    • Harrison, Harry – “Final Encounter” (kourogenetic men)
    Busby, F.M. – Getting Home
    • Busby, F.M.
      • “Road Map” (body swapping)
      • “Getting Home” (body swapping)
    Bowen, Gary – Cyber Magick: Lesbian SF
    • Blevins, Tippi – “The Scent of Fresh Ginger”
    • Alward, Emily – “Pledge-sister”
    • Buis, Lela – “Enigma Variations”
    • M’Clatchey, Gwen – “The Road to Shinki”
    Bowen, Gary – Green Echo: Ecological SF
    • Thomas, Jeffrey – “Fallen” (fallen angel and male lover)
    Bowen, Gary – Floating Worlds: Oriental Fantasies (F)
    • Mohanraj, Mary Anne – “Goddess Blessing” (ff)
    Bowen, Gary – Icarus & Angels: Flights of Fantasy
    • Bowen, Gary – “Sky Fish”
    • Crittenden, Lee – “Ascension”
    • Eikamp, Rhonda – “The Physician’s Flight”
    • Thomas, Jeffrey – “Mourning Cloak”
    Bowen, Gary – Worthy Foes: Differently-Abled Heroes
    • Davidson, Stephen Crane – “Jennie Janes,
      Pistol-Packing, Wheelchair Rolling, Licensed
      Demon Hunter” (discreet lesbian relationship)
    Carr, Terry – Universe 9, 10, and 13
    • Varley, John – “Options”
    • Busby, F.M. – “First Person Plural”
    • Bickel, Bill – “The Widow and the Body Sitter” (body swapping)
    Clute, John, Colin Greenland and David Pringle – Interzone
    • Ryman, Geoff – “O Happy Day!” (SF) (gay cast)
    Clute, John, David Pringle, and Simon Ounsley – Interzone
    • Blumlein, Michael- “The Brains of Rats” (bisexual transvestite)
    Correas de Zapata, Celia, ed. – Short Stories by Latin American
    • Naranjo, Carmen – “Symbiotic Encounter” (pregnant man)
    Datlow, Ellen – Alien Sex (SF)
    • Baker, Scott – “The Jamesburg Incubus”
    Decarnin, Camilla; Paleo, Lynn; Garber, Eric – Worlds Apart:
    An Anthology of Lesbian and Gay Science Fiction
    and Fantasy (2nd edition is out)
    Del Rey, Judy-Lynn – Stellar 7
    • Hogan, James – “Identity Crises”
    Dozois, Gardner – Year’s Best – 7th and 8th
    • Brennert, Alan – “The Third Sex”
    • Jablokov, Alex – “The Death Artist”
    Eighner, Lars and Clay Caldwell – QSFx2: Queer Science Fiction
    5 stories each
    Elder, Joseph – Eros in Orbit
    • Scortia, Thomas – “Flowering Narcissus”
    Elliot, Jeffrey M. – Kindred Spirits: An Anthology of Gay and
    Lesbian Science Fiction
    Ellison, Harlan – Dangerous Visions
    • Sturgeon, Theodore – “If All Men Were Brothers, Would You
      Let One Marry Your Sister” (excellent)
    Etchison, Dennis – Cutting Edge (H)
    • Wagner, Karl Edward – “Lacunae” (fragmenting transsexual)
    Foster, Alan Dean – Smart Dragons, Foolish Elves
    • Lynn, Elizabeth – “The Man who was Pregnant”
    Freisner, Esther – Chicks in Chainmail
    Gelb, Jeff & Lonn Friend – Hot Blood
    (trilogy of erotic
    horror – some vampire, some contemporary;
    supernatural elements)
    Gelb, Jeff & Michael Garrett
    • Hotter Blood
    • Hottest Blood
    • plus several short stories
    Gibson, William – Burning Chrome (also contains transgendered
    • Gibson, William & Shirley – “The Belonging Kind”
    Gomez, Jewel & Eric Garber – Swords of the Rainbow
    (gay/les sf anthology)
    Griffith, Nicola & Stephen Pagel
    • Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (anthology of 22 queer-themed stories)
      – winner Lambda
    • Bending the Landscape: Science Fiction – winner Lambda
    • Bending the Landscape: Horror (forthcoming 2000)
    Hayden, Patrick Nielsen – Starlight 2 (Tor, 1998)
    • Carter, Raphael – “Congenital Agenesis of Gender Ideation”
      (Tiptree award winner; regarding perception of
      gender; fascinating)
    Johnson, S.G. – A Crimson Kind of Evil
    • M’Clatchey, Gwen – “The Mask of Blood”
    Johnson, S.G. – Dangerous Women
    • Files, Gemma – “Flare” (latex)
    • M’Clatchey, Gwen – “Short Skirts and Patriarchs”
      (lesbian terrorists blow up the Washington
    • Riley, David B. – “Victory Bell” (dominatrix)
    Johnson, S.G. – Dark Desires
    • Lewis, D.F. – “Floater”
    • Martelli, Alex – “Universal Law” (gay SM)
    Johnson, S.G. – Dominion of the Ghosts
    • Adams, Jane – “Delia in Blue” (femerotic/incestual tension)
    • Nelson, Amy – “Soleil” (interracial lesbian)
    Johnson, S.G. – Moonshadows: Fantasies of Love and Magick
    • Bland, Polly – “Julia” (lesbian vampire)
    Johnson, S.G. – Rites of Passage
    • Rathbone, Wendy – “Ink and the Moon Goddess” (lesbian fantasy)
    Keesey, Pam, ed. – Daughters of Darkness: Lesbian Vampire
    (10 stories)
    Knight, Amarantha, Ed. – Sex Macabre (F)
    • Stone Jr., Del – “Homosexulus” (male homosexual)
    Knight, Damon – Orbit 9
    • Wilhem, Kate – “The Infinity Box”
    Marshak, Sondra and Myrna Culbreath – ST: The New Voyages 2
    • “The Procrustean Petard” (several members of the crew,
      including Kirk, McCoy and Uhura, have their
      reversed by some alien machinery)
    Martin, George R.R., ed. – Wild Cards series
    • Joker’s Wild (gay character)
    • Aces Abroad (bisexual woman)
    • One-Eyed Jacks
    • (and more)
    Rucker, Rudy, Peter L. Wilson, and Robert A. Wilson – Semiotext(e)
    (a collection of “radical” sf published by the Semiotext(e) postmodernist
    Rusch, Kristine Kathryn – Pulphouse3
    • Brennert, Alan – “the Third Sex”
    Salmonson, Jessica Amanda – Amazons! & Amazons II
    • Tomoe Gozen series
    SAMOIS, ed., – Coming to Power (excellent s/m anthology)
    • Drew, Holly – “The Seduction of Earth and Rain” (f)
    • Schrimm, Janet – “Mirel” – (sf)
    Sargent, Pamela – Bio-Futures
    • LeGuin, Ursula K. – “Nine Lives”
    Sargent, Pamela – Women of Wonder
    • Dorman, Sonya – “When I Was Miss Dow” (sf) (body swapping)
    Schwartz, Susan and Martin H. Greenberg – Sisters in Fantasy
    Scortia, Thomas – Strange Bedfellows
    • Carlson, W. – “Dinner at Helen’s”
    Soles, Caro and Sten Tal – Bizarre Dreams (gay dark fantasy)
    Soles, Caro – Meltdown
    (gay dark fantasy)
    Tan, Cecilia, ed.
    • Feline Fetishes (bestiality)
    • Forged Bonds (b/d, slavery, elves)
    • SexMagick (six stories of sex magic)
    • TechnoSex (robots/VR) – forthcoming
    • Worlds of Women (erotic sf by women) – forthcoming
    • (catalog available on-line from Circlet Press –
    Torgeson, Ray – Chrysalis 1
    • Lynn, Elizabeth – “The Man Who was Pregnant”
    Yolen, Jane, ed. – Xanadu (several queer-positive stories)

    Fantasy & SF:

    Writer: Arthur H. Singer, story by Gene Roddenberry (Star
    • “Turnabout Intruder” (episode – Kirk gender change)
    Adams, Richard (F)
    • Maia (bisexual women portrayed positively; decadent, extremely
      sexual society)
    • Watership Down
    Adams, Robert (F)
    • Horseclans series (some readers consider these homophobic –
      bad guys are mostly gay (as are some good guys) –
      2 polygamous cultures (one with men with multiple
      wives, other women with multiple husbands – excellent
      hack & slash, sword & sorcery books)
    Aldiss, Brian (SF)
    • Helliconia Trilogy (sex with subhumans, living phallus?)
    • The Male Response (novella)
    • The Hand-Reared Boy (F) (masturbation)
    Allan, Margaret (pseudonym for W.T. Quick) (a nice guy 🙂 (F)
    • The Mammoth Stone
    • Keeper of the Stone (casual male/male scenes, cult of masturbation)
    • The Last Mammoth (stretched sexual frontiers)
    Alli, Antero (F)
    • The Akashic Record Player (planetary entity narrates
      Herstory about how She arranges meetings between
      uncertain humans at certain sites to perform
      Earth Rites for future myths)
    Amerika, Mark (F)
    • The Kafka Chronicles (male prostitution, orgies, erotic cannibalism)
    • Sexual Blood (s/m, rape, hyperhetero mindfuck (whatever that means)
    Anderson, Poul
    • Eutopia (short story)
    • The King of Ys series (with Karen Anderson) (Roman myth and magic)
    • (gay character, homophobic?)
      Roma Mater
    Andros, Phil
    • Below the Belt % Other Stories
    • The Boys in Blue
    • Different Strokes: Stories
    • Roman Conquests
    • Stud: A Novel
    Anthony, Piers (SF/F)
    • Apprentince Adept series (Brown Adept is a lesbian; there are cross
      species love affairs; the alien adept is trying to figure out what sex
      he/she is, and in “Unicorn Point”, there is a sexual game that ends in a

      • Split Infinity
      • Blue Adept
      • Juxtaposition (more in series, but I only liked the
        first trilogy)
    • Bio of a Space Tyrant (five book series – mainly straight, but
      moves in a liberalized world)

      • Vol 1 – Refugee
      • Vol 2 – Mercenary
      • Vol 3 – Politican
      • Vol 4 – Executive
      • Vol 5 – Statesman
    • Trilogy: (threesome)
      • Omnivore
      • Orn
      • Ox
    • Pornucopia (bisexual (sorta) male protagonist, good for a laugh)
    • Chthon (one reader describes these two as ‘worse than Gor’)
    • Pthor
    • If I Pay Thee Not in Gold (by Anthony and Lackey) (has a succubus who
      changes from male to female after each sexual encounter)
    • also, many of the Xanth (F) novels deal with sexuality and
      relationships to one extent or another
    Arden, Robert (SF/Crime)
    • Desire (sm, vr, group)
    Arnason, Eleanor (SF)
    • Ring of Swords (gay main character in love with a furry alien from
      a sexually-dimorphic world where heterosexuality is
      taboo; a witty and intelligent book)
    Aro, Hiroshi
    • Futaba-kin Change (Japanese manga about a boy who switches gender
      whenever he gets excited; his whole family does it)
    Ash, Constance
    • “Flower Kiss” – _Realms of Fantasy_, August 1998 (FGM in Wst
      Africa, within an African Cinderella frame. There is no
      Prince Charming to rescue her.)
    • “The Leopard’s Garden” – _Not of Woman Born: Reproductive Future_
      (post-cataclysmic future, in which the need for ‘Mother
      Africa’ by the males of the so-called developed world
      clash with the strategies of the African female clone
      groups who are replanting the mother continent).
    Asimov, Isaac (SF) (classic)
    • The Gods Themselves (three-gendered aliens)
    • “Playboy and the Slime Gods”, appeared in _Playboy_ (human/alien sex)
    Asprin, Robert (F)
    • Thieves’ World series, ed.
    • Myth series (very funny)
      • Myth-ing Persons
      • Myth-nomers and Im-pervections
      • M.Y.T.H. Inc. Link
      • Myth Directions
      • Myth Conceptions
      • Little Myth Marker
      • Hit or Myth
      • Another Fine Myth
    Atwood, Margaret (SF) (good)
    • The Handmaid’s Tale (also made into a reasonably good movie,
      although they change the ending)
    Bailey, Robin Wayne
    • Shadowdance (bi protagonist)
    • Brothers of the Dragon trilogy (gay brother)
    Baird, Wilhelmina (SF)
    • CrashCourse (cyberpunk) (1 gay, 1 bi protagonist)
    • ClipJoint
    • PsyKosis
    Baker, Sharon: (boy prostitute) (SF/F)
    • Quarreling, They Met the Dragon
    • Journey to Membliar
    • The Burning Tears of Sassurum
    Ballard, J.G.
    • Crash! (eroticism of media violence; gay, bi characters)
    • Concrete Island (eroticism and violence)
    • The Atrocity Exhibition (media/violence/techno-fetishes)
    Banks, Iain
    • Culture series: (bisexuality is most common mode; genetically
      engineered society where sex-changing is a relatively
      easy process; protagonists are relatively straight)

      • Consider Phlebas
      • The Player of Games
      • The Use of Weapons
      • A Gift from the
        (SF, short story collection)
      • novella – “The State of the Art”
    • The Wasp Factory (SF/F/H) (lots of weird sexuality)
    • Against a Dark Background (SF, nonCulture, reference to
      lesbian affair of the protagonist – not his best)
    Barker, Clive (came out as
    gay in Advocate) (H)
    • Weaveworld (bi characters)
    • Imajaica (oddly-gendered major character)
    • The Great and Secret Show (bi and gay characters)
    • Everville (bi and gay characters)
    • “In the hills, the cities” (gay male protagonists)
    • Sacrament (gay protagonist; present day Earth with paranormal events)
    • Coldheart Canyon (bisexual male protagonist)
    Barnes, Steven (SF)
    • Gorgon Child (hermaphrodites?)
    • Streetlethal
    Barr, Donald (SF)
    • Space Relations (S/M, slavery – very funny)
    • A Planet in Arms
    Barrus, Tim
    • Genocide (short story collection)
    Barton, William (SF)
    • Yellow Matter (gay novella)
    • Alpha Centauri (with Paul Capobianco) (hermaphrodite main
      character; gay couple; sex and sexual transgressions form
      a major part of the plot)
    Bass, T.J. (SF)
    • Half Past Human
    Baudino, Gael (F) (good new author – one of our own, I think)
    • Dragon Trilogy (men changed into women – some become lesbians,
      some don’t, some suicide)
      Duel of Dragons
      Dragon Death
    • Gossamer Axe (bisexual woman searching for bisexual lover)
    • Strands of Starlight (bisexual characters in this series)
    • Maze of Moonlight (outstanding coming out scene)
    • Shroud of Shadow (depressing as hell)
    • Strands of Sunlight (a nice conclusion to tetralogy)
    • O Greenest Branch: Book 1 of Water
    Bear, Greg (SF)
    • The Forge of God
    • The Anvil of Stars (bisexual protagonist, homosexuality)
    Beaumont, Charles
    • “The Crooked Man” (in _Best of Beaumont_, male homosexuality; the
      story concerns a young man who is in love with a woman,
      which is forbidden — he and his girlfriend must meet
      surreptitiously (she in male disguise) and their offense
      is punishable by law, in addition being viewed as
      perverted, wrong, wicked, antisocial, etc…)
    Beckett, Terri and Chris Power
    • Tribute

      (barbarian culture’s meeting with a more sophisticated
      civilization in a world where bisexuality is the norm;
      variations on love and the definition of family. The two
      main characters, both male, have a magnificent romance)
    • Tower of the King’s Daughter (central male characters are gay)
    • Feast of the King’s Shadow (ditto)
    de Berg, Jean (pseudonym for Catherine Robbe-Grillet)
    • The Image (this one isn’t SF/F, but…the author is married to
      Alain Robbe-Grillet, who writes baroque d/s fantasy)
    Berger, Thomas
    • Regiment of Women (SF) (gender role swaping)
    Berman, Steve
    • Trysts: A Triskaidecollection of Queer and Weird Stories (collection
      of 13 short stories all featuring gay and lesbian characters and themes,
      often with dark fantastical elements)
    Berthelot, Francis (SF) (gay writer)
    • La Lune Nore d’Orion
    • Le Rivage des Intouchables
    Bester, Alfred
        The Computer Connection (SF, homosexuality, cross-dressing –
      faster & funnier than most of his classic works)
    Bey, Hakim (F,SF)
    • Crowstone (pedo)
    Bishop, Michael
    • Unicorn Mountain (secondary character is gay PWA – the other
      -characters- are very homophobic, but the author’s
      portrayal of the gay man is positive)
    Block, Francesca Lia (F) (Y)
    • Ecstasia (male-male relationship)
    • Primavera (ditto)
    • Weetsie Bat (witches – 1st in series of 4) (one reader notes
      that he detested it – irresponsible sexuality; another
      recommends it highly, noting that sex is treated
      realistically (fun, but with consequences). Obviously,
      mileage varies; read them and decide for yourself)
    • Witch Baby
    • Cherokee Bat and the Goat Guys
    Blumlein, Michael (H)
    • X/Y (gender change) (odd book.)
    Bornstein, Kate and Caitlin Sullivan
    • Nearly Roadkill (both protagonists have fluid genders in
    Bowen, Gary
    • Diary of a Vampire (finalist for Bram Stoker Award; homoerotic
      dark fantasy novel about a gay vampire who turns into
      a woman for one scene, gay sex, some s/m)
    • Man Hungry (collection of erotic gay short stories, including sf/f/h)
    • in Winter of the Soul
      “The Haunting of Andrew Brigg”
      “Blood Requiem”
    Boyd, John (SF, satire)
    • Sex and the High Command (males are made obsolete)
    • The Rakehells of Heaven
    • Five to Twelve (women put down male rebellion)
    • The Pollinators of Eden (heroine has lesbian encounter with
      mobile plant (in addition to having sex with most of
      the male characters)
    • The Last Starship from Earth
    Bradbury, Ray (SF)
    • I Sing the Body Electric (collection)
      • “The Warm Wind and the Cold” (‘swishy gay boys’)
    Bradley, Marion Zimmer (SF/F) (bisexuality accepted, women’s
    with many lesbians, oppressions of women)
    • Darkover series
      • Thendara House
      • The Forbidden Tower (poly relationships)
      • The World Wreckers
      • The Heritage of Hastur
      • etc….
    • Lythande (cross-dressing lesbian protagonist – a character
      originally made for _Thieves’ World_)
    • Mists of Avalon (Arthurian fantasy from the point of view of
      three women – quite good)
    • Warrior Woman (very bad!) (F) (numerous lesbian characters)
    • Ruins of Isis (SF) (numerous lesbian characters)
    • Survey Ship (SF) (gay, interracial, teen)
    • The Catch Trap (two male trapeze artists in love)
    Brass, Perry (SF)
    • Mirage (gay protagonists)
    • Sex Charge (gay poetry, non-sf)
    Brennert, Alan (SF)
    • “The Third Sex” (Pulphouse 3; Year’s Best SF 7) (Increasing
      numbers of people are being born neither male nor
      female but generally able to pass as either; motss
      sex; 3-way relationship)
    Brin, David (SF) (good author)
    • Glory Season (females can clone with male ‘spark’; societal power
      with families of cloned women; homosexuality normal;
      heterosexuality seasonal and polarized – women in winter,
      men in summer)
    • The Uplift War (chimps, dolphins uplifted to human intelligence.
      Simian sexuality, alien sexuality, alien morphs into
      human-like female form and marries human)
    Brite, Poppy Z. (F)
    • Lost Souls (vampire book with elements of bisexuality)
    • Drawing Blood (haunted house novel with gay protagonists)
    • Love in Vein (short story vampire anth, multiple sexualities)
    Broderick, Damien (SF)
    • The Judas Mandala (lesbian feminist poet protagonist)
      (Pocket Books, 1982, out of print)
    • The White Abacus (forthcoming)
    Brown, Fredric (SF)
    • “All Good Bems” (from Space on my Hands collection) (quintsexual
      aliens interacting with humans)
    Brunner, John
        Stand on Zanzibar (SF, “Homosexuality tolerated, ambivalence
      taken for granted” in ‘developed’ countries – classic,

    • longish, standard JB)
    Brust, Steven
    • Vlad Taltos books: (cross-species relationships)
      Yendi (suggestion of bisexuality)
      Agyar (bisexual woman)
    • Cowboy Feng’s Space Bar & Grills (“Hags disease”, implied to be
    Bujold, Lois McMaster (SF) (space opera with great
    • Falling Free
    • Shards of Honor
    • Barrayar
    • Cordelia’s Honor
    • Miles Vorkosigan series (hermaphrodite character)
      The Warrior’s Apprentice
      The Vor Game
      Ethan of Athos (gay protagonist from a planet of men)
      Brothers in Arms
      Borders of Infinity (three novellas)
      Mirror Dance (mm hermaphrodite attraction, homosexual
      A Civil Campaign (sympathetic female-to-male transsexual)
    • The Spirit Ring (F)
    Bull, Emma (excellent author – recommended)
    • War for the Oaks (F)
    • Bone Dance (neuter protagonist)
    • Falcon
    • Finder (based on the excellent Borderlands series edited by
      Terri Windling – Borderland, Bordertown, Life on the
    Burgess, Anthony
    • The Wanting Seed (homosexuality the norm)
    Burka, Lauren P. (SF/F)
    • Mate: And More Stories from the Erotic Edge of SF/Fantasy
      (b/d, s/m – available on-line from Circlet Press)
    Burroughs, William S.
    • The Naked Lunch
    • Queer
    • The Wild Boys (gay male utopia)
    Busby, F.M.
    • Star Rebel
    • Rebel’s Quest
    • The Alien Debt
    • Rebel’s Seed
    • Zelda M’Tana
    • Breeds of Man
    • Rissa Kerguelen (sometimes published as one volume,
      sometimes as two, sometimes as three: Young Rissa,
      Rissa and Tregare, The Long View)
    Butler, Octavia (SF) (recent recipient of a MacArthur “genius”
    • Trilogy (aliens transform our race – very good)
      Adulthood Rites
    • “Bloodchild” in _Asimov’s_ (man impregnated by alien) (also
      appeared in Terry Carr’s Best Science Fiction of the Year
    • Patternmaster (recently reissued in paperback)
    • Mind of My Mind
    • Survivor
    • Wild Seed
    • Kindred
    Cadigan, Pat (SF)
    • “Pretty Boy Crossover” (somewhere in Asimov’s) (also appeared in
      1987 Annual World’s Best SF – Wolheim, ed.)
    • Mindplayers (homosexual and much more; odd)
    • Synners (same-sex, more)
    • “Love Toys of the Gods” (sex w/aliens – hilarious!) – in the
      Dozois 11th annual collection
    Calder, Richard
    • Dead Girls (*weird* sexuality)
    • “Mosquito” (SF) (gay male prostitute who works as an imitation
      female robotic sex doll), _Interzone 32)
    Califia, Pat (SF) (lesbians +; pretty intense)
    • Doc & Fluff
    • Macho Sluts (collection)
    Callenbach, Ernest (SF)
    • Ecotopia (different forms of intentional and present-time relating)
    Card, Orson Scott (SF)
    • Eye for Eye
    • The Folk of the Fringe
    • Hart’s Hope (F) (rape)
    • Lost Boys (child molester)
    • Saints
    • Songmaster (homosexual, pederasty) (recommended)
    • A Planet Called Treason (protagonist switches gender often)
    • The Worthing Saga
    • Wyrms (girl/beast)
    • Ender series
      • Ender’s Game (excellent)
      • Speaker for the Dead (likewise)
      • Xenocide (interesting, but weak ending, I thought)
      • Children of the Mind
    • The Tales of Alvin Maker
      • Seventh Son
      • Red Prophet
      • Prentice Alvin
    • Homecoming series
      • The Memory of Earth
      • The Call of Earth
      • The Ships of Earth (gay secondary character)
    • Maps in a Mirror: The Short Fiction of Orson Scott Card
    Campbell, Ramsey (H) (gay characters)
    • The Face That Must Die
    • Incarnate
    • The Influence
    • Ancient Images
    • Silent Children
    Jacqueline Carey (F) – (bisexual female protagonist)
    • Kushel’s Dart (gay characters; dictated by fate, family, and the
      scarlet mote in her eye to serve aristocrats who desire a
      partner for their rougher S&M fantasies…while at the
      same time acting as a spy for her lord in his own
      game…and that’s just the beginning…)
    • Kushiel’s Chosen
    • Kushiel’s Avatar
    Carter, Angela (often shelved with mainstream fiction)
    • Nights at the Circus (many books w/bisexual/lesbian female
      protagonists or subplots
    • The Passion of New Eve (features a man who is changed into a
    Carter, Lin (F)
    • Tara of the Twilight
    Cashorali, Peter (F)
    • Fairy Tales: Traditional Tales Retold for Gay Men (16 modernised,
      queer-themed folktales)
    • Gay Fairy & Folk Tales: More Traditional Stories Retold for
      Gay Men
    Chalker, Jack L. (gender-changing)
    • Changewinds series: (SF/F)
      • When the Changewinds Blow (lesbian protagonist)
      • Riders of the Winds
      • War of the Maelstrom
    • Soul Rider series: (SF/F)
      • Spirits of Flux and Anchor
      • Empires of Flux and Anchor
      • Masters of Flux and Anchor
      • The Birth of Flux and Anchor
      • Children of Flux and Anchor
    • River of the Dancing Gods series (F)
    • Horrors of the Dancing Gods (positive transgender, more)
    • Rings of the Master series (SF)
    • Four Lord of the Diamonds series (one planet had denizens able
      to switch bodies with anyone in close proximity overnight)
    • The Identity Matrix (gender change)
    • Downtiming the Night Side (multiple gender/persona change)
    • Well of Souls series
    Chalker, Jack L.; Resnick, Mike; Effinger, George E.
    • Red Tape War (SF) (satire, bodyswapping)
    Chandler, A. Bertram (SF)
    • Spartan Plan (all-male colony world with a retrofitted history
      to make the inhabitants think they are the original
      Spartans – then a mixed-gender ship comes along…)
    • The Inheritors (cats/Dr. Moreau/underpeople story)
    Charnas, Suzy McKee (F)
    • Motherlines (tribe of lesbian horsewomen face off the patriarchy)
    • Walk to the End of the World
    • The Furies
    • (concluding volume of tetralogy in process)
    • “Beauty and the Opera, or the Phantom Beast” (forthcoming in Asimov’s)
    (SF) (recommended)
    • Cyteen trilogy (only a trilogy in US paperback edition)
      (bisexual characters – political handicap)
    • Russian folklore series
      • Rusalka
      • Chernevog
      • Yvgenie
    • Musings on the alien series
      • Foreigner (I very much enjoyed this — the only author I
        know who writes such alien aliens is O. Butler)
      • Invader
      • Inheritor
      • Precursor (protagonist begins a relationship with his female and very
        alien bodyguard)
      • Defender
      • Explorer
    • Chanur series (secondary species that has three sexes and whose
      members can, when put under stress, spontaneously change

      • The Pride of Chanur (starts the series)
    Clarke, Arthur C. (SF) (classic, recommended)
    • Imperial Earth (protagonist is bisexual man – bisexuality norm)
    • Songs of Distant Earth
    • 2010/2061
    • Rendezvous with Rama (gay couple)
    • Cradle (with Gentry Lee) (somewhat stereotypical gay couple)
    Clayton, Jo (SF/F) (recommended)
    • Many series — protagonist in Skeen series is bisexual
    • Changers’ Moon series (bisexual protagonist from all-female
      martial temple setting)
    Cleve, James (multiple sexualities series)
    Cole, Alan and Chris Bunch
    • The Far Kingdoms (protagonist has a lesbian sister)
    • A Warrior’s Tale (lesbian is protagonist in this book)
    Comfort, Alex
        Tetrarch (land of polybi semi-immortals who are forever

    • The Joy of Sex
    • Thorn Boy (F) (gay male protagonist, some gay erotic content, set
      in same world as Constantine’s “Sea Dragon heir” trilogy)
    • The Monstrous Regiment (struggle for sexual equality on a
      planet slipping from a proto-feminist society to a matriarchal
    • Wraeththu series: (humans mutating into hermaphrodites)
      This series was recently published in a one volume

      • The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit
      • The Bewitchment of Love and Hate
      • The Fulfillments of Fate and Desire
    • The Wraiths of Will and Pleasure
    • Hermetech (protagonist is bi female; bi males)
    • Burying the Shadow (bisexuality the norm)
    • The Grigori trilogy (bisexual fallen angels in contemp. England)
      Stalking Tender Prey
      Scenting Hallowed Blood
      Stealing Sacred Fire (forthcoming November 1997)
        The Chronicles of Magravandias (same universe as Thorn Boy, with
      bisexual and gay characters, and elements of incest)

    • Sea Dragon Heir
    • The Crown of Silence
    • The Way of Light
    Cooke, Catherine (F)
        The Winged Assassin (trilogy with gay male protagonist)
        Realm of the Gods
      The Crimson Goddess
    Cooke, John Peyton (F)
    • The Lake (gay teen major character)
    • Out for Blood (gay vampire novel – all characters gay or bi)
    • Torsos (suspense novel with gay main characters)
    • The Chimney Sweeper (suspense novel with gay main character/narrator)
    Cooper, Edmund (SF)
    • Seahorse in the Sky (minor gay character)
    • Gender Genocide (women hunting men; lesbianism is the norm)
    • The Tenth Planet (man wakes far in the future, in a time when
      violence is unusual, jealousy is forbidden and sex is
      free. He doesn’t react well.)
    Cox, Joan (SF)
    • Mind Song (pub 1979 & long OOP; male-male attraction)
    • Star Web (1980, ditto; bi-threesome of protag. with twin sister
      and brother)
    Dean, Pamela (F)
    • Tam Lin (retelling of Tam Lin ballad, recommended)
    • The Dubious Hills
    Dedman, Stephen
    • “Desired Dragons” (SF; Bisexual female protagonist), Alien Shores
    • “Tourist Trade” (SF; Bisexual male protagonist, Earth as
      alternative sexuality ghetto), Science Fiction Age, 9/96
    • “The Pretender” (F; Arthurian legend retold with gay Arthur and
      Galahad), Realms of Fantasy, 2/97, Mammoth Book of
      Arthurian Legend
    • “The War, On Drugs” (SF; lesbian enclave in war zone), Aurealis #19
    • “Transit” (SF; majority of humans hermaphroditic; teen romance
      between ‘maf’ and Muslim girl) Asimov’s SF, 3/98
    Delany, Samuel (highly recommended)
    • Babel-17 (SF) (poly relationship)
    • The Ballad of Beta 2
    • Dhalgren (SF) (explicit bisexual scenes, alternative
      lifestyles, gay leatherman, s/m, difficult book)
    • Distant Stars (anthology)
    • Driftglass
    • The Einstein Intersection
    • Empire Star
    • The Fall of the Towers Trilogy
      • Out of the Dead City
      • City of a Thousand Suns
      • The Towers of Toron
    • Hogg (F) (s/m, rape, wilding, gay, not for the faint of heart)
    • The Jewels of Aptor
    • Neveryona series: (F) (gay man; leathersex; lesbian)
      • Tales of Neveryon
      • Neveryona
      • Flight from Neveryon
      • Return to Neveryon
      • The Bridge of Lost Desire
    • Nova
    • Stars in my Pocket Like Grains of Sand (SF) (galactic gay love
      story; includes a gay bathhouse scene where the main
      character makes it with the native (insect-like)
      intelligence on his home planet)
    • Triton (SF) (gay characters)
    • They Fly at Ciron (F)
    • Equinox (aka Tides of Lust) (F) (everybody doing everybody)
    • “The Star Pit” – in SF-12
    • “Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones” (highly rec!)
    • The Motion of Light in Water (autobiography)
    • Heavenly Breakfast (autobiography)
    • The American Shore (nonfiction)
    • Starboard Wine (nonfiction)
    Devenport, Emily (SF)
    • Scorpianne (protagonist is VR prostitute)
    • Shade (protagonist is female sexually active street kid;
      who matures to exceptional adult)
    • Larissa (ditto)
    Diaman, N.A. (F)
    • Private Nation (gay, future-fantasy romantic adventure novel)
    • Castro Street Memories (this and the following are non-sf)
    • Ed Dean is Queer
    • Reunion
    • Second Crossing
    Disch, Tom
    • 334 (sex in pre-pubescents; strange sex roles)
    • On Wings of Song
    • + some short stories
    Dorsey, Candace Jane
    • Black Wine (Tor ’97) (Tiptree Award winner)
    Douglas, L. Warren (SF)
    • Bright Islands in a Dark Sea (negative image of homosexual
    Drake, David & S.M. Stirling
    • The General series: (3 major characters in a family)
      The Forge
      The Hammer
      The Anvil (forthcoming)
      The Steel (forthcoming)
    Dreher, Sarah
    Duane, Diane
      (F) (bisexuality is the norm; positive; good writer)

    • Door into Fire
    • Door into Shadow
    • Door into Sunset
    • Door into Starlight
    • Wizardry series (juvenile, gay male couple – highly recommended)
      • So You Want to Be a Wizard
      • Deep Wizardry
      • High Wizardry
      • A Wizard Abroad
      • The Book of Night with Moon (cat protagonists)
    • The Wounded Sky (Star Trek)
    • My Enemy, My Ally (Star Trek)
    Duffy, Stella
    • Singling Out the Couples (Sceptre, 98) (subversive fairy tale)
    Eddings, David (F)
    • Belgariad series (five books – I’d list ’em, but they’re all
      the same….IMO)
    • Mallorean series (ditto)
    • Elenium series (ditto, incomplete)
      • The Diamond Throne (and others in the series)
        (pederast nobleman)
    • Tamuli series (ditto)
    Effinger, Alec (SF) (prostitutes, sex changes, 8 known sexes)
    • When Gravity Fails
    • A Fire in the Sun
    • The Exile Kiss
    Egan, Greg (SF)
    • Distress (deals peripherally with bio-engineered ‘gender migrants’
      – voluntary asexuality)
    Elgin, Suzette Haden (SF) (dystopia where all women are
    • Native Tongue
    • Judas Rose
    • Earthsong
    Elliot, Jeffrey
    Elliot, Sumner Locke (SF) (gay author)
    • The Man Who Got Away (time-travel, very positive homosexuality)
    Emery, Clayton
    • Card Master (lesbian main character)
    Emshwiller, Peter R. (SF)
    • The Host (bodyswapping)
    • Short Blade (bodyswapping, lesbian)
    Engh, M.J. (SF) (recommended)
    • Rainbow Man (switched sex roles)
    • Arislan (SF, villain/anti-hero, a military leader who just
      conquered the world and decided to set up headquarters in the small town,
      is more or less bisexual and kept a boy/young man from the town as a sex
      slave/servant. The young man himself seems to more or less straight, but
      it’s all very vague)
    Esser, Kevin (SF)
    • Dance of the Warriors (pedo)
    Evenblij, Paul and Paul Harland
    • Systems of Romance (anthology, mostly translated from Dutch,
      gay and other queer themes)
    Fancher, Jane S. (trilogy with bisexual male protagonists)
    • Groundties
    • Uplink
    • Harmonies ofthe Net
    Farmer, Philip Jose (bisexual vampires)
    • Image of the Beast
    • Blown
    • Riverworld series, esp.
      The Dark Design (lesbian protagonist)
    • A Feast Unknown
    • Lord of the Trees/The Mad Goblin
    • The Lovers
    • Strange Relations
    • Venus on the Half Shell by Kilgore Trout
    • Dare
    • Flesh (uncensored versin in French: Une Bourree Pastorale)
    • Traitor to the Living (bodyswapping)
    • Dark is the Sun (many sexualities)
    • “Open to me, my sister”
    Feintuch, David (F)
    • The Still (a teenage prince who must remain a virgin has gay sex
      with his bisexual friend; well-written coming-of-age
    Finch, Sheila
    • Infinity’s Web
    Fletcher, Jane (SF)
    • The World Celaeno Chose (sf lesbian romance; women-only world, but
      not a utopia; tyrannical religious sisterhood)
    Flewelling, Lynn
    (F) (recommended)
    • Luck in the Shadows (bi protag, Kinsey 1)
    • Stalking Darkness (ditto, (very slowly developing romance between the
      two maleprotagonists))
    • Traitor Moon (open relationship between them)
      • Tamir Trilogy (trilogy deals quite heavily with sexual identity:
        protagonist is born female, but magicians disguised her as male due to
        political reasons; she herself didn’t know her real sex throughout much
        of the series):
      • The Bone Doll’s Twin
      • Hidden Warrior
      • The Oracle’s Queen
    • short story, “Raven’s Cut”, in _Assasin Fantastic_ anthology
    Foglio, Phil
    • XXXenophile (adult comic book)
    Forrest, Katherine
    • Dreams & Swords
    • Daughters of the Coral Dawn
    Foster, Alan Dean – Star Trek Log Ten (SF)
    • (Second half of the novel is the alterantive sexualities part:
      Kirk, Spock, Sulu and Uhura are involved in a
      transporter accident and minds and bodies are switched
      – not so serious; very funny! 🙂
    Foster, M.A. (SF)
    • The Morphodite (body shifting)
    • The Ler novels (highly structured polyamory)
      • The Gameplayers of Zan
      • Warriors of Dawn
      • The Day of the Klesh
    Fox, Astrid (F)
    • Rika’s Jewel (a group of female Viking warriors — Ingrid’s crew
      — have set sail to fight the Saxons in Britain, and
      Ingrid’s young lover, Rika, is determined to follow
      them… Xenaesque historical fantasy full of sex, blood,
      magic and explicit lesbian prose)
    Fox, Brandon
    • Apprenticed to Pleasure (gay erotic sword and sorcery fantasy)
    • Conjuring the Flesh (gung-ho gay; direct sequel to previous.
      Set in alternate late medireview period; evil sorcerers
      serve a tyrant and use magic pased on pain; good mages
      whose magic is based on pleasure. Strong emotional
      involvement between the two protagonists.)
    • Sex Rites (concludes trilogy)
    Franklin, Patrick
    • The Uncertainty of Strangers
    • Sea Gift (short story)
    Frankowski, Leo (SF)
    • Cross-Time Engineer (+ 4 more books in the series – homophobic
      protagonist goes on and on about how het he is, and
      sets up a sort of sexual utopia where he gets to have
      sex with almost any woman he wants)
    Freireich, Valerie
    • Becoming Human (bi protagonist) (recommended)
    Frontain, K.M.
    • The Gryphon Taint: Volumes One, Two, and Three (mmf sex scene in
      Volume Three)
    • Bound in Stone: Volumes One, Two, and Three (gay relationships, gay
      prostitution, and a mysterious collapse into pedophilia resulting in the
      murder of the pedophile in Volume One. Gay relationships, BDSM Volume Two.
      Bisexuality Volume Three)
    Gannett, Lewis
    • The Living One (F) (gay protagonist
    • Magazine Beach (SF) (bisexual secondary characters)
    Gardner, James Alan (SF)
    • Committment Hour (Annual sex changes for the children and
      adolescents of a backwater village on a backwater earth of
      the future. Hermaphrodites accepted in more advanced
      culture nearby. All adolescents know how to please both
      sexes, since they have been both male and female. Males
      and females are sometimes taken over by their other-gender
      “soul” while, among other things, enaging in sex. After a
      childhood and adolesence of switching sexes, the young
      adults of a future village must choose to be male, female,
      or both (Hermaphrodite and driven from the community) for
      the rest of their lives.)
    • Expendable, 1997
    Gearhart, Sally Miller
    • The Wanderground
    Gentle, Mary
    • Golden Witchbreed (SF) (children born asexual, without
      genitalia, until they reach puberty; homosexuality accepted)
    • Ancient Light (SF) (same as above)
    • Rats and Gargoyles (F)
    • The Architecture of Desire (F)
    • Scholars and Soldiers (F) (short fiction)
    • Grunts (F pastiche) (interracial orc-elf leather SM dyke action)
    Gerrold, David
    • The Man Who Folded Himself (homosexuality theme, protagonist
      has sex with himself)
    • War Against the Chtorr series (bisexuals, pederasty)
    • Starsiders trilogy (teenage protagonist has a mother with a female
      partner, and a gay brother; treatment is age-appropriate and
      matter-of-fact — at the end, the brother and his boyfriend are planning
      to marry)

      • Jumping Off the Planet
      • Bouncing Off the Moon
      • Leaping to the Stars
    Gibson, William (SF) (cyberpunk)
    • Sprawl trilogy
      Count Zero
      Mona Lisa Overdrive
    • The Difference Engine (with Bruce Sterling)
    Gilman, Carolyn Ives (SF)
    • Halfway Human (asexual class of ‘blands’ existing to serve fellow
      sexualised humans; explores different sexualities, gender
      roles and slavery)
    Gladney, Heather
    • Teot’s War
    • Blood Storm
    • short stories in Pandora Magazine
    Glenn, Nancy Tyler (F)
    • Clicking Stones
    Goldstein, Lisa (F) (highly recommended)
    • Strange Devices of the Sun and Moon (excellent book, winner of
      the American Book Award) (homosexual protagonist – Kit
      Marlowe, and other mentions; historical fantasy, set in
      Shakesperean times)
    • Tourists
    • The Red Magician
    • Walking the Labyrinth
    Gom, Leona
    • The Y Chromosome (Second Story Press, 1990) (The males are
      dying and no new ones are being born; humanity
      continues with the discovery of ova-fusion.)
    Gomez, Jewelle
    • The Gilda Chronicles
    • Swords of the Rainbow (gay/les af anthology)
    Goodkind, Terry (F)
        Wizard’s First Rule (lesbian relationship, bisexual characters,
        positive, ditto for the rest in series)
        Stone of Tears
        Blood of the Fold
        Temple of the Winds
        Soul of the Fire
      Faith of the Fallen (forthcoming August 2000)
    Gravel, Geary (SF)
    • Return of the Breakneck Boys (secondary character is a gay man
      with AIDS)
    Grey, Elorin Leighton (F)
    • The Charndras Book I: The Rising Dark, 2002
      (Male homosexuality. Villain and his spy are rumoured to be in a
      relationship (pedo references, because spy was 12 or 13 when entering the
      villain’s services). Slightly homophobic society. Also it is hinted at a
      future relationship between the hero and his best friend (elf).)
    • The Charndras Book II (coming soon)
    Griffith, Nicola (SF)
    (lesbian author; highly recommended)
    • Ammonite (lesbian – won 1995 Lambda Literary Award and
      the 1994 James Tiptree Jr. Award for best examination
      of gender)
    • Slow River (won 1996 Nebula award)
    • The Blue Place (lesbian mystery novel)
    • Stay (sequel to The Blue Place)
    • “Yaguara”, Asimov’s March 1995 – (lesbian erotic horror)
    • ‘The Voyage South”, Red Thirst, ed. David Pringle, GW Books, 1990
    • “Touching Fire”, Interzone #70, 1993
    • “Song of Bullfrogs, Cry of Geese”, Interzone #48, 1991
    • “Wearing My Skin”, Internzone #50, 1991
    • “Mirrors and Burnstone”, Interzone, #25, 1990
    • “Down the Path of the Sun”, Interzone #34, 1990
    • “We Have Met the Alien”, Iron Women, Iron Press, 1990
    • “The Other”, Ignorant Armies, ed. David Pringle, GW Books, 1989
    • “An Other Winter’s Tale”, Network, vol. 3, 1986
    • Bending the Landscape: Fantasy (co-editor with Stephen Pagel,
      anthology of 22 queer-themed stories)
    Grimsley, Jim
        Kirith Kirin (F) (gay protagonists, gay lovestory, nicely written,
    Haldeman, Joe (SF)
    • The Coming (major gay character; novel is gay-positive, though it
      is set in a near future that is strongly homophobic)
    • The Forever War (starts out with heterosexuality the norm – as
      time progresses, homosexuality becomes the norm. The
      ‘het hero’ is considered a pervert by the troops he
      leads, who were born hundreds of years later)
    • Worlds
    • Worlds Apart
    Hambly, Barbara (cruel, insane gay character) (high fantasy)
    • The Silent Tower
    • The Silicon Mage
    Hamilton, Laurell K. (F)
    • The Anita Blake series (s/m, leather, polyamory, necrophilia,
      bestiality (with were-animals), homosexuality,
      bisexuality, and pedophilia (portrayed negatively); page-turning,
      sexy, and thoroughly addictive — recommended)

      • Guilty Pleasures
      • The Laughing Corpse
      • Circus of the Damned
      • The Lunatic Cafe
      • Bloody Bones
      • The Killing Dance
      • Burnt Offerings
      • Blue Moon
      • Obsidian Butterfly
      • Narcissus in Chains
    • The Meredith Gentry series (more of the same, but more sex and

      • A Kiss of Shadows
      • A Caress of Twilight
    Hand, Elizabeth (SF)
    • Winterlong (quite good)
    • Glimmering (gay male protagonist in millenial tale of the end of
      the world)
    Hansen, Karl.
    • “Dreams Unwind.” _The Seventh Omni Book of Science
    • “The Ballad of Lady Blue”, _Chrysalis 9_, Roy Torgeson, ed. (lots
      of Hansen stories in this out-of-print series; most
      bioengineering, various sexualities, some pedophilia which
      mostly (but not all) involves genetically engineered
    • Dream Games (SF) (pedophilia, incest, body reshaping to
      animals — reviewer’s note: ‘one of the only books
      I have ever thrown into the rubbish. I have small
      children, and the sexual predation is too disturbing
      to me. Not a very good read, even without the things
      that offended me.’)
    Harper, Tara K.
    (website contains bio, biblio, essays, writiing-related articles, etc.)

    • Lightwing (SF) (aliens and human-mutants with alternative
      sexualities, eg. the Ruvians, a human-mutant species with
      five sexual orientations)
    • Wolfwalker series (Tale of the Wolves) (same universe as Lightwing)
      • Wolfwalker
      • Shadow Leader
      • Storm Runner
      • Wolf’s Bane
      • Grayheart
    • CatScratch series (same universe as Lightwing)
      • Cat Scratch Fever (nominated for the Oregon Book Awards)
      • Cataract
    Harrison, Harry (SF)
    • Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers
      “Final Encounter” (character from an exclusively male society)
    Havocs, James (F)
    • Satanskin (s/m, sex magick, etc.)
    Heinlein, Robert A. (SF) (far too many to list all titles here –
    • I Will Fear No Evil (male becomes bisexual female)
    • Stranger in a Strange Land (bisexual male protagonist – don’t
      argue with me on this one – take it to r.a.sf.written)
    • Number of the Beast (references to homosexuality)
    • The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (clan marriages; line marriages)
    • Time Enough for Love (bisexual incest, in an odd kind of way)
    • Friday (bisexual female protagonist; open polyamorous society)
    • The Cat Who Walks Through Walls (homosexual encounter)
    • To Sail Beyond the Sunset
    Herbert Frank (SF)
    • Dune (intimations of a homosexual incident with the Baron)
    • Dune Messiah
    • Children of Dune
    • God Emperor of Dune (lesbians in the army?)
    • Chapter House dune
    • The White Plague (most women die of plague, polyandry becomes norm)
    • Whipping Star (sadism)
    • The Immortals (SF) (gay protagonists in near future, disease-torn
    • (see also Weis/Hickman)
    Hobb, Robin
    • The Farseer Trilogy (trilogy)
    • The Liveship Traders (trilogy) (transvestite, homosexuality)
    • The Tawny Man (trilogy) (homosexuality)
    Holland, Cecelia
    • Floating Worlds (bi heroine) (SF)
    • Jerusalem (the rest are historical fiction, gay protagonists)
    • Hammer of God
    • City of Princes
    • The Antichrist
    Hoyt, Sarah (F)
    • Ill Met by Moonlight (a young Will Shakespeare tangles with the elf
      kingdom. A main character, Quicksilver the elf, can appear either as man
      or woman, and the female persona inspires Shakepeare’s Dark Lady
      love sonnets)
    • All Night Awake (sequel)
    Hughart, Barry (F)
    • The Bridge of Birds (excellent novel)
    • The Story of the Stone
    • Eight Skilled Gentlemen
    Huff, Tanya (F) (lots of poly stuff throughout; poly and queer
    as normal preferences in life for the most part)
    • Fire’s Stone (homosexuality)
    • Blood Price (bi male vampire)
    • Blood Trail (as above, bestiality (sort of))
    • Blood Lines
    • Blood Pact
    • Child of the Grove
    • The Last Wizard
    • Gate of Darkness, Circle of Light
    • Sing the Four Quarters
    • Fifth Quarter
    • No Quarter
          Keeper Chronicles: (female protagonist’s younger sister is
          lesbian/questioning; third book follows her POV; present-day Earth,
        supernatural events)

      • Summon the Keeper
      • The Second Summoning
      • Long Hot Summoning
    • Valor’s Choice (far future, military setting)
    • Better Part of Valor
    Huxley, Aldous (SF)
    • Brave New World (promiscuity compulsory, group sex has replaced
      communion, and children are encouraged by teachers to engage in sexual
      play with each other — note: this is meant to be a dystopia)
    Ings, Simon (recommended) (may be difficult to find in US)
    • City of the Iron Fish (F) (bi narrator, gay characters)
    • Hot Head (SF)
    • Hot Wire (SF)
    Janifer, Laurence M. (SF)
    • Bloodworld (protagonist from an exclusively S/M society;
      has problems getting along with ‘straight’ culture)
    Jennings, Gary
    • Raptor (hermaphrodite protagonist)
    • Aztec (lesbian and bisexual scenes)
    Jeter, K.W.
    • Dr. Adder (starts off with bestiality, amputees and extreme
      surgical modifications, then starts getting strange…)
    Joblokov, Alexander (SF)
    • Nimbus (female who alters appearance and preferences to become
      a serial multiple personality)
    Johnson, Toby
    • Secret Matter (homosexuality in aliens) (won Lambda Literary Award)
    Jones, Gwyneth
    • Divine Endurance (South East Asia far distant
      future, homosexual society, love between female
      revolutionary and living -doll gynoid)
    • Flowerdust
    • White Queen, (co-winner of first Tiptree Award) (Earth
      invaded and under rule of ambi-sexual aliens called
      Aleutians, intrasexes, same sex lovers, all kinds of
      strange goings on)
    • North Wind
    • Phoenix Cafe
    Jordan, Robert (F) (warning — I ended up throwing the 7th book
    against the wall, ’cause I got so frustrated with this series; poly
    situations, strong S/M undertones)
    • Eye of the World
    • Great Hunt
    • Dragon Reborn
    • Shadow Rising
    • Fires of Heaven
    • Lord of Chaos (and still going…)
    Kadrey, Richard
    • Metrophage (three-way and other alternative stuff)
    • “Genocide” – appeared in Semiotexte SF (alternative porn)
    • “The Kill Fix” – appeared in Asimov’s (three-way)
    Kasting, Peter
    • Journey of a Thousand Miles (near-future sf, very sympathetic gay
      protagonist, plot involves a commune based on Rawls’ “A
      Theory of Justice”)
    Kay, Guy Gavriel (F) (excellent author – one of my favorites)
    • The Fionavar Tapestry:
      • The Summer Tree
      • The Wandering Fire
      • The Darkest Road
    • Tigana (effeminate gay character, incest, S/M)
    • A Song for Arbonne
    • The Lions of Al-Rassan
    Keegan, Mel
    • Death’s Head (gay men)
    • Equinox (gay)
    • Fortunes of War
    • Ice Wind and Fire
    • The Orpheus Industry (SF) (bisexuality, a gay male relationship, a
      lesbian relationship (not explicit), mild sadomasochism and a degree of
      polyamory (not without its problems))
    Kerr, Katherine (some titles change across the ocean)
    • Daggerspell
    • Darkspell
    • Dawnspell
    • Dragonspell
    • A Time of Exile
    • A Time of Omens
    • A Time of War – Days of Blood and Fire
    • A Time of Justice – Days of Air and Darkness
    Kerr, Peg (F)
    • The Wild Swans (gay male protagonists)
      The Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of the same name,
      retold two ways in alternating chapters: with a
      heterosexual couple during 17th century witchcraft
      trials, and with a gay male couple in 1980s, at the
      beginning of the AIDS epidemic.
    Kingsbury, Daniel (SF)
    • Courtship Rite (mating rituals of marooned humans) (aka Geta in
    Koja, Kathe
    • “Skin Deep” – Dozois 7th annual collection (sex w/alien)
    • Skin (quasi-mainstream novel, which explores 90s fringe/fetish
      culture, performance art, and various perversitites)
    • Kink: A Novel (FFM threesome in erotic horror)
    Kornbluth, C.M. and Fred Pohl (SF)
    • Search the Sky (brief sketch for female supremacist society)
    Kress, Nancy (SF)
    • An Alien Light (bi alien woman warrior)
    • Maximum Light (near future SF; deals with the effects of endocrine
      disrupters on fertility; gay male as one of three
      viewpoint characters)
    Kube-McDowell, Michael (SF)
    • The Quiet Pools (polyamory; plot involves contract and poly
      marriages; lines, troikas, etc. also includes
      ‘relationship technologist’, a profession based
      originally on marriage counselling, but for poly and
      contract unions; recommended)
    • Alterntities (social ramifications of generation ships)
    • Empery (lesbian protagonist)
    Kushner, Ellen (F) (recommended)
    • Swordspoint (bisexual man and gay man)
    • The Fall of the Kings (with Delia Sherman) (set in the same world as
      Swordspoint but sixty years after the events thereof. Fantasy, homosexual
      and bisexual characters, reccomended.)
    • Thomas the Rhymer (no bi or gay content, but a great book)
    • “Lazarus” – Jessica Salmonson’s Heroic Visions II
    • “The Swordsman Whose Name was Not Death” – Datlow/Windling 5th
      annual collection
    Lackey, Mercedes (F) (popular fantasy)
    • The Mage Wars (gay characters, bdsm, [prostitute] protag.)
      • The Black Gryphon
      • The White Gryphon
      • The Silver Gryphon
    • The Books of the Last Herald-Mage (gay protagonists)
      • Magic’s Pawn
      • Magic’s Promise
      • Magic’s Price
    • Vows and Honor (asexual protagonist)
      • Oathbound
      • Oathbreakers
    • Kerowyn’s Tale
      • By the Sword
    • The Heralds of Valdemar (gay characters)
      • Arrows of the Queen
      • Arrow’s Flight
      • Arrow’s Fall
    • The Mage Winds (sort of prostitute characters)
      • Winds of Fate
      • Winds of Change
      • Winds of Fury
    • The Mage Storms
      • Storm Warning
      • Storm Rising
    • Rediscovery (with Marion Z. Bradley, a Darkover novel)
    • Knight of Ghosts & Shadows (with Ellen Guon) (polyfidel. triad)
    • Summoned to Tourney (with Ellen Guon) (sequel to _Knight_)
    • Diana Tregarde series: (pagan witch, gay characters, AIDS)
      • Children of the Night
      • Burning Water
      • Jinx High
    • Serrated Edge series:
      • Born to Run (with Larry Dixon) (boy prostitute)
      • Wheels of Fire (with Mark Shepherd)
      • Chrome Circle (with Larry Dixon)
      • When the Bough Breaks (Holly Lisle)
    Laidlaw, Marc (SF)
    • Dad’s Nuke (gay protagonist)
    Landis, Geoffrey
    • Mars Crossing (the first astronaut on Mars is a gay man)
    • “Across the Darkness” (lesbian astronauts on the first
      interstellar mission)
    Larson, Jeanne (F)
    • Bronze Mirror (12c China, bisexual threesome)
    Lee, Sharon and Steve Miller (SF, all set in “Liaden”
    universe; reader notes that the “female protagonist in “Conflict of
    Honors” had a lesbian affair and remained good friend with the
    lesbian ex afterwards, but ended up marrying a man. Despite that
    little flaw, however, I still highly recommend this series.”)
    • Local Custom
    • Scout’s Progress
    • Conflict of Honors
    • Agent of Change
    • Carpe Diem
    • Plan B
    • I Dare
    Lee, Tanith
    • Flat Earth series (everyone is bi):
      Night’s Master
      Death’s Master
      Delusion’s Master
      Delirium’s Mistress
      Night’s Sorceries
    • Birthgrave trilogy (countries where homosexuality
    • Stormlord is common)
    • The Silver Metal Lover (android lover)
    • Drinking Sapphire Wine (experimenting teens)
    • “The Book of the Mad”, The Secret Books of Paradys III & IV
      (bisexual protagonist, incest)
    Le Guin, Ursula K. (SF) (highly recommended)
    • The Left Hand of Darkness (neuter alien, except during mating, when
      can be either sex; seminal work)
    • The Dispossessed (some bisexuality, gay characters)
    • The Lathe of Heaven
    • “The Matter of Seggri” (sexually polarized and insular society)
    • The Word for World is Forest
    • “Another Story,” in Le Guin’s book A Fisherman of the Inland Sea:
      Science Fiction Stories (society with complicated, bisexual marriage
    Leiber, Fritz (classic)
    • The Knight and Knave of Swords (F) (explicit lesbian s/m)
    • “Slack Tuesday Night in Lankhmar, Featuring Hisvet” (scene
      mentioned above, for those who want to cut to the chase)
    • The Wanderer (SF) (good human/alien sex scene)
    Leiber, Justin (SF) (trilogy involve mf body swapping)
    • Beyond Rejection
    • Beyond Humanity
    • Beyond Gravity
    Leigh, Stephen (SF)
    • Dark Water’s Embrace (Includes lesbian(forbidden) & straight sex.
      Due to a mutation forced by a highly toxic planet, men
      must have sex with a hermaphrodite, who then strengthens
      and ejaculates that man’s sperm while having sex with a
      woman. This holds true for both humans and an older race
      on the planet.)
    • Slow Fall to Dawn, 1981
    • Dance of the Hag, 1983
    • Quiet of Stone, 1984
    • Bones of God, 1986
    • Crystal Memory, 1987
    • Secret of the Leona, 1988
    • Changeling: Robots and Aliens Book 4, 1989
    • Abraxas Marvel Circus, 1990
    • Alien Tongue
    • Dinosaur Planet
    • Dinosaur Samaurai
    • Neweden Trilogy
    • (and, as Lee Stevens)
      • One Eyed Jacks
      • Jokertown Shuffle
      • Dealer’s Choice
      • Aces High
    Levin, Ira (SF) (classic — excellent read)
    • This Perfect Day (bisexuality the norm; precursor to cyberpunk)
    Lewitt, Shariann (SF)
    • Interface Masque (gay main character)
    Lilly, John and Antonietta
    • The Cyadic Cyclone
    Littell, Jonathan (cyberpunk)
    • Bad Voltage (bisexual male protagonist)
    Logston, Anne (F)
    • Shadow
    • Shadow Hunt
    • Shadow Dance
    Lynch, Lee (F)
    • Sue Slate: Private Eye (talking lesbian cats)
    Lynn, Elizabeth (F) (classic)
    • Chronicles of Tornor:
      • Watchtower
      • Dancers of Arun
      • Northern Girl
    • The Sardonyx Net (SF) (sadism and incest; moderately sympathetic)
    • The Woman Who Loved the Moon (short story collection)
      (also in Amazons!, ed. J.A. Salmonson)
    • A Different Light (gay male protagonists)
    • “The Man Who Was Pregnant” (short story)
    • Dragon’s Winter (protagonist has a male lover)
    MacGregor, Loren (SF)
      The Net (lesbian, gay and bi characters)

    • (he notes that his upcoming novel features, among other
      things, an hermaphrodite whose sexuality is under total
      conscious control — meaning that s/he can switch back
      and forth between genders at will).
    MacLeod, Ian (SF)
    • “The Grownups” (three sexes: males, females and uncles (who
      are male until puberty but later bear children)
    Maine, Charles Eric
    • Alph (SF) (parthnogenetically reproducing all-female society)
    Mangels, Andy and Michael A. Martin
    • Star Trek The Next Generation: Section 31: Rogue (SF) (“Major focus on
      gay relationship between Lt Sean Liam Hawk and LtCmdr Ranul Keru. One of
      the only explorations of gay relationships in the Star Trek universe I’ve
      found to date. Also, it’s a good story!!”)
    Marks, Laurie J. (F)
    • Delan the Mislaid (a world with race of hermaphrodites)
    • The Moonbane Mage
    • Ara’s Field
    • The Watcher’s Mask (different world; no LBG content)
    • Dancing Jack (bi/lesbian protagonists)
    Martine-Barnes, Adrienne
    • The Fire Sword (lesbian sex with Celtic goddess)
    Maxwell, Ann
    • Fire Dancer
    • Dancer’s Luck
    • Dancer’s Illusion
    • Carifil series (may be hard to find)
      • Name of a Shadow
      • A Dead God Dancing
      • The Jaws of Menx
      • Timeshadow Rider
      • The Singer Enigma
    May, Julian (SF)
    • The Saga of the Pliocene Exiles: (lesbian character, gay male couple)
      • The Many Coloured Land
      • The Golden Torc
      • The Non-born King
      • The Adversary
    • Intervention
    • Jack the Bodiless (first book in the Milieu Trilogy)
    • Diamond Mask (same gay male couple as above)
    • Magnificat (upcoming)
    McArthure, Maxine (SF)
    • Time Future (gay male couple, homosexuality regarded no
      differently from hetero relationships; positive
      portrayal; winner of the George Turner Prize and “a good
      sf read”; Australian author)
    McCaffrey, Anne (SF/F) (classic)
    • Dragonrider series: (implications that some green and blow riders are

      • Dragonflight
      • Dragonquest
      • The White Dragon
    • The Harper Hall of Pern:
      • Dragonsong
      • Dragonsinger
      • Dragondrums
    • Moreta (specific incident with gay male dragonriders)
    • Nerilka’s Story
    • Dragonsdawn
    • Renegades of Pern
    • All the Weyrs of Pern
    • The Masterharper of Pern
    • Crystal Singer
    • Killashandra (bisexual woman character)
    • Crystal Line (Killa describes someone as resolutely heterosexual)
    • “Changeling” (gay protagonist) – in anthology: Get Off the
      Unicorn (also contains short story about woman and two
    • The Powers That Be (gay couple, lesbian couple)
    • Power Lines
    McDonald, Ian
    • “Some Strange Desire” – Datlow Windling 7th annual
      (shapeshifter/hermaphrodites; a beautiful, hard-edged
    McHugh, Marueen F. (SF)
    • China Mountain Zhang (gay protagonist, positive portrayal, and
      a damn good read besides)
    • Half the Day is Night
    • Mission Child (Avon ’98) (Survival and work, and gender shifting
      undertaken to make them possible)
    McIntyre, Vonda N. (SF)
    • Starfarers (partnership of two men and two women)
    • Dreamsnake
    • Transition
    • Metaphase
    Meier, Shirley
    • Shadow’s Daughter (2nd book in series with S.M. Stirling)
    • The Sharpest Edge (with Stirling) (lesbian) (was reprinted as
      Saber and Shadow, almost the same story but with some
      changes in the early chapters which were apparently made
      so that The Cage makes more sense. TSE doesn’t appear to
      be available any longer.)
    • The Cage (with Stirling) (lesbian)
    • Shadow’s Son (with Stirling and Karen Wehrstein)
    Meluch, R.M. (SF)
    • Sovereign (bisexual male protagonist)
    • Chicago Red (bi/gay character)
    • Wind Child (bi encounter w/ hermaphroditic alien)
    • Wind Dancers (as above)
    • The Queen’s Squadron (S/M relationship between a bisexual man and
      a gay man. Interesting commentary on homophobia and
    Mezo, Francine (female protagonist with alien humanoid)
    • The Fall of Worlds (good; romantic with lots of action)
    • Unless She Burn
    • No Earthly Shore
    Millar, Martin (may be difficult to find in US)
    • The Good Fairies of New York (F) (lots of fun varied
      fairy sex; gay, lesbian, incest, bi)
    • Lux the Poet (following titles are mainstream, queer characters)
    • Milk, Sulphate & Alby Starvation
    • Dreams of Sex and Stage Diving
    Milligan, Peter (F, comic)
    • Shade the Changing Man (bi protagonists)
    • Enigma (gay protagonists)
    Mindancer (aka
    C.A. Casey)
    • Tales of Emoria:
      • Future Dreams (lesbian couple protagonists)
      • Past Echoes (forthcoming Jan 01)
    Minns, Eric
    • Island Boy
    Mixon, Laura J. (SF)
    • Glass Houses (lesbian relationshiip goes sour and a very
      entertaining cyber-type story)
    Moffett, Judith (SF)
    • Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream (sexually confused
      female protagonist, best friends with gay man)
    • Penterra (some weird sexuality, including father/son incest,
      all portrayed positively)
    Mohanraj, Mary
    • Torn Shapes of Desire: Internet Erotica
      • “Diana” (ff sex scene)
        (note: only a few of the stories in the collection are
        f/sf, but many pieces contain alternative sexualities)
    • “Fleeing Gods”, in _Sex Magick 2_ and _Best American Erotica:
      1999_ (also in Torn Shapes)
    • “Goddess Blessing”, in _Floating Worlds_ (ff)
    • “Kali”, in _Batteries Not Included_
    • “Season of Marriage”, in _Herotica 6_
    Moon, Elizabeth (recommended – very solid writer)
    • Deed of Paksenarrion (pair of lesbians; homosexuality fairly
      normal though uncommon, asexual heroine)

      • Sheepfarmer’s Daughter
      • Divided Allegiance
      • Oath of Gold
    • Hunting Party
    • Sporting Chance (sequel to Hunting Party) (lesbians)
    • Surrender None: The Legacy of Gird
    • Liar’s Oath
    • Lunar Activity
    • Sassinak (with Anne McCaffrey)
    • Generation Warriors (with Anne McCaffrey)
    Moorcock, Michael (classic)
    • Gloriana (F) (detailed exploration of sexuality; gay, bi, bdsm,
      etc.; recommended high fantasy)
    • many, many SF novels which mention bisexuality in passing
    • Adventures of Catherine Cornelius and Una Persson in the 20th
      Century (SF)
    Moore, Alan
    • “A Hypothetical Lizard”, Datlow/Windling 1st annual (drag queen
      protagonist; story set in a brothel. This story is from
      Liavek: Wizard’s Row, the third in the shared-world series
      edited by Shetterly & Bull; the Liavek series is set in a
      world where various sexualities are accepted (kind of a
      much cooler Thieves’ World))
    Moran, Daniel Keyes (SF)
    • The Armageddon Blues (bisexual time-traveller)
    • The Long Run (biseuxal 17-yr-old)
    • The Last Dancer (same char., now 24, homosexual villain)
    • Emerald Eyes
    Mordden, Ethan (F)
    • “short story, title unknown”, in _I’ve a Feeling We’re Not in
      Kansas Anymore_ (Devil grants gay man the ability to
      change his physical form)
    Morris, Janet
    • The Dream Dancer series
    Morrison, Grant (comic)
    • The Invisibles (lgb, tv)
    • “The Braille Encyclopedia” – Datlow and Windling 5th Annual (much
      s/m twistedness)
    Morrow, James
    • The Falling Woman (Nebula winner)
    • Nadya – The Wolf Chronicles (bisexual werewolf looking for love
      in the Old West)
    Nader, George
    • Chrome (terrible writing)
    Niven, Larry (SF) (recommended)
    • Ringworld Engineers (ritualized sex between species)
    • The Smoke Ring
    • The Integral Trees (lesbian warriors – do the risky work
      because they don’t reproduce; one of them changes
      her mind and becomes the straight love interest
      of one of the main characters)
    • A World Out of Time (aging has been solved, so on Earth,
      only the Boys are left, playing and hunting. The
      Girls left long ago, to explore space.
    Niven, Larry, Jerry Pournelle, Michael Flynn
    • Fallen Angels (androgynous, suggestively lesbian villain;
      heterosexuality as sign of freedom and right-mindedness;
      women’s value as birthing machines)
    Noon, Jeff (SF)
    • Pollen (cyber; new human-animal and human-plant genders)
    Norman, John
    • Gor series (female sexual slavery) (rather appalling series)
      (I didn’t want to include these, because I don’t think
      they’re appropriate, but so many people kept mentioning
    Pangborn, Edgar
    • Davy
    • Still I Persist in Wondering, ed. Spider Robinson
    • A Company of Glory (warning: novel was heavily bowdlerized,
      by editors who considered it ‘too faggoty’)
    Patton, Fiona (F)
    • The Stone Prince (The hero has a deep, loving relationship with
      another man. The book describes a society of same-sex
      ‘Companions’ for nobility. Bisexuality.)
    • The Painter Knight
    • The Granite Shield
    • The Golden Sword
    Perry, Steve (SF)
    • Matador series:
      • Book 1: The 97th Step
      • Book 2: The Man Who Never Missed
      • Book 3: Matadora (lesbian relationship)
      • Book 4: The Machiavelli Interface
      • Book 5: The Albino Knife
      • Book 6: Black Steele
      • Book 7: Brother Death
    Piercy, Marge (SF)
    • Woman at the Edge of Time (bisexual utopia)
    • He, She, & It (sexual relationship with android)
    • The Moon is Always Female (poetry collection – good)
    Pinto, Ricardo (F)
    • The Chosen (gay protagonist and other gay characters)
    • The Standing Dead
    Plantenga, Bart (SF)
    • Wiggling Wishbone (1998 publication in Czech) (illustrated work of
      speculative metafictions
    • The Man Who Thought He Was the Man Who Loved Women
    Platt, Charles (SF)
    • The Gas (obscure sf sex novel) – published by Ophelia Press or
      Olympia Press? – difficult to find
    Pohl, Frederik (SF)
    • Gateway (bisexuality is the norm and concern of protagonist)
    • Heechee Rendezvous (gay couple)
    • Years of the City (group living arrangement)
    with C. M. Kornbluth
        The Space Merchants (SF, homosexuality, some torture which you
        just MIGHT classify as SM – classic, still
      interesting; good example for co-authorship)

    • The Merchant’s War
    Pollack Rachel (F)
    • “Black Rose, White Rose” (short story)
    • Temporary Agency (lesbian relationship)
    • Godmother Night (all three main characters are lesbians)
    • Doom Patrol (comic series featuring a transsexual lesbian
    Pullman, Philip (SF)
    • His Dark Materials
      The Golden Compass
      The Subtle Knife
      (third forthcoming)
    Pynchon, Thomas (literary, highly recommended)
    • The Crying of Lot 49
    • V., A Novel
    • Gravity’s Rainbow
    • Vineland
    • Slow Learner (short story collection)
    Quick, W.T.
    • Cyberpunk series:
      Dreams of Flesh and Sand (SF) (gay villain)
      Dreams of Gods and Men
    • – writing as Margaret Allan: (F)
      Dreams of the Stone
      The Last Mammoth
    Rawn, Melanie (F)
    • Exiles trilogy (gay and lesbian protagonists)
    Reage, Pauline (not SF or F, but fascinating anyway)
    • The Story of O (I & II) (s&m, lesbians, slavery)
    Reamy, Tom (F)
    • “San Diego Lightfoot Sue” (novella)
    Resnick, Mike
        Tales of the Velvet Comet (galactic brothel)
        Eros Ascending
        Eros at Zenith
        Eros Descending
      Eros at Nadir
    Rhinehart, Luke
    • The Dice Man (protagonist has gay sex when required to by his
    Rice, Anne (F)
    • The Vampire Chronicles:
      • Interview with the Vampire
      • The Vampire Lestat
      • Queen of the Damned
      • Tale of the Body Thief
    • Cry to Heaven
    • Exit to Eden (as Anne Rampling) (s&m)
    • Sleeping Beauty series (as A.N. Roquelaire) (s&m)
      • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty
      • Beauty’s Punishment
      • Beauty’s Release
    • The Witching Hour (minor gay characters)
    • Belinda (not sf/f; cons pedo (with teen))
    Ridley, Philip
    • Crocodilia [publ: Brilliance]
    Rivkin, J.F. (F)
    • Silverglass series: (two bisexual female protagonists)
      • Silverglass (good hack and slash)
      • Web of Wind
      • Witch of Rhosthyl
      • Mistress of Ambiguities
    Robinson, Frank M. (SF)
    • The Dark Beyond the Stars (gay protagonist – won Lambda Award)
    Robinson, Spider (SF) (homosexuality, bisexuality, s/m,
    transvestism, etc.)
    • Stardance (quite good)
    • Starseed
    • Mindkiller (bondage; bi female; asexual, etc.)
    • Time Pressure (scared butch men discovering bisexuality)
      (two previous recently republished together as
      title Deathkiller)
    • Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon
    • Time-Travellers Strictly Cash
    • Callahan’s Lady (very high-class whorehouse with unusual customers)
    • Lady Slings the Booze (excellent sequel – puns galore)
    Roessner, Michaela
    • The Stars Dispose
    • The Stars Compel
    Rohan, Michael Scott
    • Chase the Morning (minor bi character)
    Rosenberg, Joel (F)
    • Guardians of the Flame series: villains engage in slavery and rape.
    • Keepers of the Hidden Ways series
      • The Silver Stone: consensual father-daughter incest among
        aristocrats (not stated but strongly hinted).
      • The Crimson Sky: sexual relationship between human and Norse
        goddess, positively portrayed gay character.
    Rosenblum, Mary (SF)
    • Chimera (one definitely and one possibly bisexual protagonist)
    Rucker, Rudy (SF)
    • Master of Time and Space (humorous; protagonist accidentally wishes
      for and is turned into Marilyn Monroe look-a-like for part
      of story; gender bending)
    Rusch, Kristine Kathryn (F)
    • The Heart Readers
    with Kevin J. Anderson (H/F)
    • Afterimage (gender shift)
    Russ, Joanna
    • The Female Man
    • And Chaos Died (SF) (gay identified protagnoist; sex between
      telepaths; homophobic character)
    • On Strike Against God (novella; lesbian coming out to herself)
    • Zanzibar Cat (short story collection)
      • “When It Changed” (also in Ellison’s _Dangerous
        Visions_, and Nestle’s _Women on Women_)
      • “Mr Wilde’s Second Chance”
    • Extraordinary People (short story collection)
      • “Bodies”
      • “Mystery of the Young Gentleman”
    • Hidden Side of the Moon (short story collection)
      • “Cliches From Outer Space”
    Ryman, Geoff
    • The Child Garden
    • The Warrior Who Carried Life (female turned into male, falls
      in love with a woman, turns back to female)
    • Was (gay characters and incest)
    Salmonson, Jessica Amanda
    • In her own words, author of “a goodly number of lesbian, gay, &
    • intersexual stories over the last twenty years.” She recommends:
    • “The Prodigal Daughter” (in Terri Windling and
      Mark Arnold, eds., ELSEWHERE I (Ace, 1981) World Fantasy
      Award anthology; & in Jeffrey M. Elliot, ed., KINDRED
      SPIRITS (Alyson, 1984). This novelette was the subject of
      an essay by Dr. Marlene Barr in FANTASY NEWSLETTER, 1981.)
    • Also check out her webpage,, with essays on
      lesbian fantasists, among other things.
    Sargent, Pamela (SF)
    • The Shore of Women (women in vast cities, men in nomadic bans
      – love between sexes strictly forbidden; sounds
      somewhat like Tepper’s Gate to Women’s Country)
    • Venus of Dreams
    • Venus of Shadows
    Scheckley, Robert
    • Immortality, Inc. (body swapping; was made into a movie with Emilio
      Estevez and Mick Jagger)
    Schimmel, Lawrence (F)
    • The Drag Queen of Elfland (collection with many gay male, lesbian
      and bi protagonists)
    Schulman, J. Neil (SF)
    • The Rainbow Cadenza (gay men, scarcity of women)
    Scott, Melissa
    • Mighty Good Road (SF) (lesbian protagonist)
    • The Armor of Light (with Lisa Barnett) (F) (several gay males)
    • Dreamships (SF) (lesbian)
    • Dreaming Metal (sequel to Dreamships; same queer characters plus more)
    • Burning Bright
    • The Roads of Heaven (SF, omnibus) – Woman joins in a three-way
      marriage with two men who are lovers; at first for
      convenience, and later for love

      • Five Twelfths of Heaven
      • Silence in Solitude
      • The Empress of Earth
    • Trouble and Her Friends (lesbian protagonists, cyberpunk)
    • The Kindly Ones (SF) (gay/bi? hero(ine?))
    • Shadow Man (SF) (5 human sexes through settled space; novel
      takes places on a world that only acknowledges 2 sexes
      despite having the same 5; conflict between social
      and physical realities)
    • Night Sky Mine (gay male couple and a budding teenage lesbian)
    • Point of Hopes (F; with Lisa Barnett) (wonderfully-conceived
      fantasy world where everyone is bisexual)
    • Point of Dreams (two male protagonists in Point of Hopes, finally
    • The Jazz (SF)
    Shaw, Bob (SF)
    • Call Me Dumbo (male turned female in order to generated offspring)
    Shea, Robert and Robert Anton Wilson
    • Illuminatus! trilogy (SF)
    • Schroedinger’s Cat trilogy (vagabond body parts, midgets, and
    Sheffield, Charles
    • Proteus Unbound (also available in 1 volume – Proteus Combined)
    • Sight of Proteus (gender swap)
    Shirley, John (SF) (gay, lesbian)
    • A Song Called Youth (aka Eclipse, Eclipse Penumbra, etc)
    • Dracula in Love (mutated sexual bodies & hints of S/M)
    • New Noir (F) (midget sex, necrophilia, decapitation head-fucks, etc.)
    Silverberg, Robert (SF/F)
    • At Winter’s End (bisexual woman; twining?; voluntary conception)
    • Book of Skulls
    • The World Inside (SF) (highly urbanized, extremely hedonistic
      society – procreation sacred, but homosexuality
    • The Majipoor Chronicles (instellarspecial sex; positive alternative)
    • Son of Man (sex changes, sex with tree)
    • Dying Inside (telepath enters minds of two participants in a
      heterosexual sex encounter)
    • To Live Again (people record memories before death and later
      download them into another person; gender swap)
    Sizemore, Susan
    • Gates of Hell (culture has bisexuality as norm; primary romance is
    • Laws of the Blood (vampire series; bisexuality is the norm)
    Slonczewski, Joan (SF) (quite good)
    • A Door into Ocean (female society on a water planet; anarchy
      fights back non-violently against empire)
    • Daughter of Elysium
    Smith, Cordwainer (real name Dr. Paul Linebarger)
    • The Crime and Glory of Commander Suzdahl
      (women die out; men survive by cloning)
    • The Instrumentality of Mankind, including “The Ballad of Lost
    Smith, Thorne
    • Turnabout (sort of the original body switch story, inspiration for ST
    Spedding, (Alison) (F) (bisexual female protagonist in sexist
      homophobic society)

    • The Road and the Hills
    • A Cloud over Water
    • The Streets of the City
    Spinrad, Norman (SF)
        A World Between (accepted homosexual & lesbian minorities
        and subcultures, some SM – satire on the ‘war of sexes’,
      nicely done)

    • The Iron Dream (homosexuality, fetishism, fascist sexuality)
    • Child of Fortune (society where sex is a performance art; journey
      of self-discovery of an adolescent wandering tantric
    • The Void Captain’s Tale (taboo sex between captain and the asexual
      female navigator; same society as Child of Fortune)
    Springer, Nancy
    • Larque on the Wing (straight turns gay, gay male couple)
    • Metal Angel
    • Apocalypse (secondary character is a transsexual man who has
      become a woman and is in a lesbian relationship)
    Stackpole, Michael A. (SF)
    • Blood of Kerensky Saga (incest caused by genetic engineering
    • and social conditioning)
      Lethal Heritage
      Blood Legacy
      Lost Destiny
    Stadler, Matthew
    • Landscape: Memory
    Starhawk (F)
    • The Fifth Sacred Thing (straight, gay, bi, old, young, poly)
    • Walking to Mercury (prequel to Fifth Sacred Thing; bi-female
    Sternberg, Elf (SF/F)
    • The Kennet Shardik stories, available on-line — see
      my home page, Friends section for a link to them
      (many and varied sexualities, bdsm)
    • Aimee series (fantasy)
    Steward, Jean (SF/F)
    • Return to Isis (heroic lesbian characters)
    Stine, Jean Marie
    • Season of the
      is magically transformed into a woman as punishment for
      his crime)
    Stirling, S.M.
    • Marching Through Georgia
    • Under the Yoke (lesbians)
    • The Stone Dogs (first real treatment of homosexuality in trilogy)
    • Snowbrother (rest of series see Meier and Wehrstein) (lesbian)
    Sturgeon, Theodore (SF) (classic)
    • Venus Plus X (gender identity)
    • “The World Well Lost”, _E.Pluribus Unicorn_
    • More Than Human
    • The Stars are the Styx (short story collection; several different
      views on sexual relationships including a fantasy world
      where the elemental number of humans who exist as one is
      three, rather than two)
    • Godbody (messianic figure who embodies love to everybody,
      male and female)
    • If All Men Were Brothers, Would You Let One Marry Your Sister?
      (culturally acceptable incest)
    • Some of Your Blood (eroticism/consumption of menstrual blood)
    • “The Widget, the Wadget and Boff” (EXCELLENT, gay character)
    • “Affair with a Green Monkey (SF, character presumed
      gay and treated with condescending tolerance)
    • “The Sex Opposite”, _E. Pluribus Unicorn_ (androgynous people
      who reproduce by parthenogenesis)
    Sukenick, Ron (F)
    • Doggy Bag (s/m, white slavery, hyperhetero)
    Sumner, Mark (SF)
    • “Surrogate”, _Writers of the Future #8 Anthology_
      (protagonist is a man who makes his living by
      “bodysitting” the bodies ofen through childbirth)
    Swann, Thomas Burnett (homoerotic love themes)
    • How Are the Might Fallen
    • Green Phoenix
    • The Gods Abide
    Sussex, Lucy
    • “My Lady Tongue”, _My Lady Tongue & Other Tales_
      (woman from a lesbian separatist colony who is seduced
      by a male from outside the colony but who affirms her
      lesbian sexuality)
    • “God and Her Black Sense of Humour”, _My Lady Tongue…_
      (vampire groupies)
    • “The Queen of Erewhon”, _Fantasy and Science Fiction_ (might be
      described as the economics behind polyandry, and also a
      lesbian love story)
    • “Merlusine”, _The Horns of Elfland_, ed. Kushner, Sherman & Keller
      (lesbian love story, but also about fetishes – an
      attraction towards melanin deficiency, also a teratology
    Sweeney, Toni
    • “Variation and Man”, _Starry Nights III_ (gender-shifting)
    Takahashi, Rumio
    • Ranma 1/2 (Japanese manga about a boy who becomes a girl when
      doused with cold water; hot water changes him back)
    Tan, Cecilia
    • Telepaths Don’t Need Safewords (and other stories)
      (b/d, s/m, bestiality – catalog available
      on-line from Circlet Press)
    Tarr, Judith (F)
    • Avaryan Rising: (high fantasy)
      • The Hall of the Mountain King (bi mercenaries)
      • The Lady of Han-Gilen
      • A Fall of Princes (two rival princes fall in love, one
        eventually undergoes a sorcerous sex-change)
    • Arrows of the Sun
    • Spear of Heaven
    Tem, Melanie (H)
    • Desmodus (bi- characters in matriarchal vampire community)
    Tenn, William
    • The Seven Sexes (novella, out of print; multiple sexuality aliens)
    Tepper, Sheri S. (innovative and interesting writer – quite
    • Side Show (SF) (hermaphrodites, incest)
    • True Game series: (F)
      • The Song of Mavin Manyshaped
      • The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped
      • The Search of Mavin Manyshaped
      • King’s Blood Four
      • Necromancer Nine
      • Wizard’s Eleven
      • Jinian Footseer
      • Jinian Dervish Daughter
      • Jinian Star-Eye
    • Northshore
    • Southshore
    • The Gate to Women’s Country (men and women live separately)
    • Grass (controlled pop. growth, great human/alien sex scene)
    • Raising the Stones (several societies of varying sexual mores)
    Thomas, T. Thomas (SF)
    • Crygender (futuristic stroy involving an artificially
      created, ex-terrorist hermaphrodite)
    Thomson, Amy
    • Virtual Girl (female robot discovers humanity and empathy.
      Includes charity sex with transvestite and street
      people sexuality)
    • Color of Distance (how our sex is viewed by aliens. 🙂
    Thurston, Robert (SF)
    • Battletech’s Legend of the Jade Phoenix Trilogy (incest caused
      by genetic engineering and social conditioning)

      • Way of the Clans
      • Bloodname
      • Falcon Guard
    Tiptree, James (SF)
    • Starsongs of an Old Primate (short story collection)
      • “Your Haploid Heart”
      • “A Momentary Taste of Being”
    • Her Smoke Rose up Forever (short story col.)
      • “Your Faces, O My Sisters!”
      • “Houston, Houston, Do You Read?” (race of lesbians/androgynes)
      • “With Delicate Mad Hands”
    • “The Screwfly Solution” (writing as Racoona Sheldon)
      (aliens take over by alterning male sex drive)
    • “And I Awoke and Found Me He on the Cold Hill’s Side”
      (unpleasant consequences of human/alien sex)
    • “Mama Come Home” (female supremacy, violent rape of male by females)
    Tonnies, Mac (SF)
    • Illumined Black anthology (varied weird future sex)
    Turner, George
    • The Destiny Makers (central character affected by a pederastic
      relationship with his adopted father)
    Turtledove, Harry
    • The Videssos Cycle (three gay caracters, gay community)
      • The Lost Legion
      • The Legion of Videssos
      • Swords of the Legion
    Vance, Jack (F)
    • The Green Pearl (second in Lyonesse trilogy – bisexual and
    • homosexual characters)
    • The Dying Earth (enslavement of male by female)
    Varley, John
    • Gaea Trilogy: (SF/F) (bisexual woman hero; lesbian and gay char.)
      • Titan
      • Wizard
      • Demon
    • The Ophiuchi Hotline (SF) (lots of sex changes; more extreme
      mods (lots of breasts, “electric testicles”) are
      popular on Pluto; a neuter person with both male and
      female identities)
    • The Persistence of Vision (SF)
      • “The Phantom of Kansas” (Fox gets murdered several
        times by her illicit male clone (and is restored
        backups) before they finally meet, have great sex,
        and escape together to Pluto)
      • “Retrograde Summer” (Jubilant reveals to Timothy that
        who he thought was his mother is actually his
      • “In the Hall of the Martian Kings” (MOTSS relationship)
      • “The Persistence of Vision” (society with no
        homosexuality taboo; no clear distinction
        between sexual and nonsexual interaction; no
        gender-marked clothes)
    • The Barbie Murders (a.k.a. Picnic on Nearside) (SF)
      • “Manikins” (only females are natural; maleness is the
        result of a parasite)
      • “Beatnik Bayou” (sex changes)
      • “Lollipop and the Tar Baby” (Xanthia is Zoe’s
      • “Picnic on Nearside” (Fox’s mom won’t let him (born a
        girl, raised as a boy) have another sex
        change, even though his best friend Halo got one.)
    • Hall of the Martian Kings (SF)
    • Blue Champagne (SF)
    • Steel Beach (SF) (new, surgically-created sexes that never
      catch on with the public; sexual orientations can be
      unchanging or relative to the sex a person is at the time)
    • Golden Globe (same universe, gender-bending)
    Vinge, Joan D.
    • The Summer Queen (F) (homosexual angst-ridden prince, other
      homosexual characters)
    • Outcasts of Heaven Belt (SF) (multi-partner marriages)
    • Heaven Chronicles (SF) (women prohibited from many jobs due
      to radiation hazards and lack of tech to preserve ovum
    • Psion
    • Cat’s Paw (male bi? catman, some s/m hustling and different sex;
      sequel to Psion)
    Vinge, Vernor (SF)
    • The Peace War
    • Marooned in Realtime (lesbian main characters, Mrs. and Mrs.
      Korolev; murder mystery)
    • (published together in Across Realtime)
    • A Deepness in the Sky (alien protagonists choose to breed out of
      season, and are labelled as perverts by their colleagues)
    Vonarburg, Elisabeth
    • The Silent City (metamorph heroine ina post-apocalyptic world,
      reluctant mother/father to a new race; sort of prequel
    • In the Mothers’ Land (assumed lesbianism for women,
      prescribed and ritualized herosexuality for men)
    • “In the pit” (bi male narrator meets metamorph)
    • “Band ohne Ende” (metamorph, f changes to m and thinks of
      engaging in a gay (?) relationship with a woman)
    Wagner, Matt (author and/or editor) (F comic) (recommended)
    • Grendel (in Mage comic)
    • Grendel (black/white/red series)
    • Grendel (color series)
    • Grendel: Warchild (lesbian characters)
    • Grendel Tales (lesbian protagonists in one story line)
    • The Aerealist (lgb characters)
    • Sandman Mystery Theatre (good, evil l/b women)
    Waitman, Katie (SF)
    • The Merro Tree (male protagonist in love with a male, snake-like
      alien; recommended)
    • The Divided
    Ward, Cynthia
    • “The Lost Homeland”, Bending the Landscape: Horror
    • “On the Last Day of School”, Asimov’s May 1997
    Weber, David (SF)
    • Honor Harrington series (sexual and racial differences are a
      forgotten memory, 4000 years in future)
    Wehrstein, Karen
    • Lion’s Heart
    • Lion’s Soul
    • Shadow’s Son (with Shirley Meier and S.M. Stirling)
    Weis, Margaret (SF)
    • Star of the Guardians series (positive recurring gay character)
      • The Lost King
      • King’s Test
      • King’s Sacrifice
    Weis, Margaret and Tracy Hickman
    • Rose of the Prophet trilogy (positive gay characters)
    Weis, Margaret and Don Perrin
    • Robot Blues (transgendered character and a character who is almost
      a transvestite and basically try-sexual (he’ll try anything 🙂
    Wilhelm, Kate
    • Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
    Willey, Elizabeth (recommended) (F)
    • A Well-Favored Man (gay/bi characters)
    • A Sorceror and a Gentleman (ditto)
    Williams, Walter Jon
    • Aristoi (bisexual protagonist)
    • Hardwired
    Wilson, Colin
    • The Space Vampires (was made into a bad movie)
    • The Schoolgirl Murder Case
    • The God of the Labyrinth
    • Sex Diary of a Metaphysician (sexual black magic/Aleister Crowley)
    • The Philosopher’s Stone
    Wittig, Monique
    • Les Guerillieres
    Wolfe, Chris Anne (F/SF)
    • Shadows of Aggar (lesbian encounter)
    Womack, Jack (SF)
    • Random Acts of Senseless Violence (protagonist is a pubescent girl
      who is discovering she’s a lesbian; cyberpunk)
    Woolf, Virginia (classic, excellent)
    • Orlando (sex-changing across time
      – recently made into a visually stunning movie)
    Wyndham, John (SF)
    • Consider Her Ways (men wiped out…only women left on
      the planet – all lesbians)
    Wright, Helen (SF)
    • A Matter of Oaths (bisexuality is the norm)
    Yolen, Jane (F) (good storyteller)
    • Sister Light, Sister Dark (gay themes)
    • White Jenna
    • Briar Rose (In the Fairy Tales series – excellent –
      prominent gay character/gay experience under Nazis)
    • Cards of Grief (homosexuality)
    Zelazny, Roger (very good author)
    • Lord of Light (characters switch sex as easily as bodies)
    • Creatures of Light and Darkness (love triangle; minor s/m)
    • “Come to me not in Winter’s White” (with Harlan Ellison),
      in Partners in Wonder (bisexual female

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