Book Recs: 10 LGBT+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books by LGBT+ Authors


I think we can all agree that inclusivity and diversity in books is great. And what better way to support diversity in gender and sexuality in books than by supporting the LGBT+ authors who write them? So here are some amazing books that I’ve really enjoyed and definitely recommend if they sound like your kinda read!

*I did my research as best as I could, but if I accidentally misrepresented any author or character, or if you’re an author who doesn’t want to be included in this post, please let me know!

The Immortal Coil by J. Armand
Lovesick Gods by Amanda Meuwissen
Peter Darling by Austin Chant
Bloom by Desdemona Wren
Beckoning Blood by Daniel de Lorne

The Immortal Coil by J. Armand

This gripping urban fantasy series has gay and bi/pan characters, plus vampires, deities, friendships, adorable slow-burn romance, and lots of supernatural fun. [Review]

Lovesick Gods by Amanda Meuwissen

This author has multiple standalones and series with gay and bisexual characters, but this one in particular has a superhero-villain romance, mental illness, and adorable friend/family relationships. [Review]

Peter Darling by Austin Chant

This author has multiple books with trans MCs and gay and bisexual characters, but this Peter Pan & Captain Hook romance retelling is my favorite. [Review]

Bloom by Desdemona Wren

This new adult paranormal romance about a trans girl and a nymph is super sweet. [Review]

Beckoning Blood by Daniel de Lorne

This is the first in a dark, bloody urban fantasy trilogy with M/M romance. [Review]

American Hippo by Sarah Gailey
Ninety-Nine Righteous Men by K.M. Claude
Wriggle & Sparkle by Megan Derr
Withered + Sere by TJ Klune
Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen

American Hippo by Sarah Gailey

This unique version of the Old West with hippos has all sorts of LGBT+ characters, including one who uses they/them pronouns and one who’s genderfluid. [Review]

Ninety-Nine Righteous Men by K.M. Claude

This darkly erotic and horror-esque M/M comic involving priests and demons definitely gave me some feels. [Review]

Wriggle & Sparkle by Megan Derr

Megan Derr has lots of LGBT+ books (including ones with gay, bisexual, lesbian, and trans characters), but this one about a bisexual unicorn shifter and a genderfluid kraken shifter is my favorite. [Review]

Withered + Sere by TJ Klune

TJ Klune is another author with lots of books, but my favorite is this dark yet hopeful post-apoc with a M/M romance. [Review]

Obscura Burning by Suzanne van Rooyen

Yet another author with multiple books, but this one in particular, an alternate reality sci-fi with a bisexual MC, was one of the darkest, twistiest books I’ve ever read. [Review]

Psst. If you like these suggestions, check out part 2 with ten more LGBT+ sci-fi/fantasy books by LGBT+ authors!


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  1. Kathy @ Pages Below the Vaulted Sky

    Withered + Sere is one of the few TJ Klune book’s I’ve yet to check out, so I guess I should remedy that soon! Also, I had to read the “bisexual unicorn shifter and a genderfluid kraken shifter” line twice to make sure I saw it right. I am intrigued…

  2. Olivia Roach

    Man, I wrote a long comment but it ate it. Okay, let’s try again.

    I said that I read all genres and it kind of makes it hard to read any genre well because there are too many genres and therefore I never sinkly deeply into any particular one? And because I rarely look into the authors themselves excepting if I hear things in the book-social-media-world, I wouldn’t really know if the author is an LGBT+ author not. So maybe I have read sci-fi’s by LGBT+ authors but didn’t know?? And Blood on this looks good to me!

    1. Kristen Burns

      Oh no, I’m sorry your comment was eaten :-( There’s nothing wrong with reading lots of genres! I don’t look into authors usually either? Or maybe I look into them more than I thought lol. But I follow a lot of these on Twitter because I like their books, or I recalled seeing something in their bios. Anyway, you prob have read something by an LGBT+ author without realizing! I’m not sure which book you’re referring to? But I hope you like it if you try it :-)

  3. Greg

    Nice list! Lovesick Gods I’m not familiar with, but love that title BTW- just sounds cool :) – and Peter Darling I just love that cover. I know this isn’t a cover post but still… :) I’m a sucker for the storm clouds thing.

    American Hippo did have some nice diversity. And Wriggle & Sparkle sounds like it does too, plus the unicorn/ kraken match up- I mean, I’m SO wondering about that.

    Great post- this could be so helpful to someone looking for just these kinds of recs.

    1. Kristen Burns

      Thanks! Lol you know I’m a fellow cover fan, you’re always welcome to discuss covers on any post ;-P

      American Hippo did have great diversity, and the unicorn and kraken were so much fun!

  4. Lola

    I remember most of these books from your reviews here on your blog. I only read Wriggle and Sparkle from this list and I enjoyed that one. That immortal Coil book sounds like a good one, although not 100% sure if it’s for me. It’s a great cover! And while I DNF’s Obscura Burning, I did enjoy another one of that author’s books.

    1. Kristen Burns

      Yep! You’re one of the people who actually reads my reviews lol. I’m glad you enjoyed Wriggle & Sparkle. I’m not really sure if Immortal Coil is your kinda book. I don’t think it’s NOT your kinda book, but not sure if you’d love it either. But yes, it’s a gorgeous cover! I’ve read some of Suzanne van Rooyen’s other books too, but I guess not the same one you did. Glad you enjoyed one of them though!

  5. ShootingStarsMag

    I’ve only read Peter Darling but I totally recommend that one. It’s SO good. And I know you’ve talked about The Immortal Coil on the blog before – I need to read that still.


    1. Kristen Burns

      Yes, it was so good! I do seem to talk about The Immortal Coil a lot lol. The author is offering ecopies for review, just contact him if you’re interested!

  6. Rebeccah @ The Pixie Chronicles

    Omg, Peter Darling has been on my radar for AGES. I fell so deeply in love with the cover I ended up hiring the artist for my own book! I’m SO so excited to read your review on it, I’m thrilled you included it on your list as I’ve literally never seen mention of it anywhere else! :)

    1. Kristen Burns

      Yay, I’m glad you have so many of these already! I hope you like them all :-) And I’ve heard good things about TJ Klune’s books, even the ones I haven’t read myself :-)

  7. Amanda Meuwissen

    I appreciate the inclusion so much!

    As part of the GLBT community and deep in the midst of Pride month, it means a lot to be counted with these other authors and such interesting sounding stories. Lovesick was a very personal journey for me, and I am so glad that the example of depression came across as well as it did. It’s great to see other authors recognized for these genres that I will definitely have to take a look at!

    Thank you as always for sharing!

  8. Danya @ Fine Print

    As always, you’ve introduced me to lots of new goodies to add to Mount TBR. Thanks Kristen! I’m only being a tiny bit sarcastic when I say that. 😉😂Bloom is 100% calling my name, need to pick that one up!

  9. Gigi

    Oh man, I’m always on the lookout for lgbtq+ rep in books so this post is awesome! I’ll be sure to check these out.(:

  10. Adele

    Huh, most of these books I didn’t know about. I’ll have to check these out from the library! Thank you for recommending them. :D

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