Diverse Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books

It’s a lot of work to keep up a list like the one I have for books featuring physical disability, but I want to help people find books (and maybe a few games) with other types of representation too, and it occurs to me that many of my followers and visitors may not know that I have tags and posts for all sorts of rep! So this is my page of helpful links to find content on my blog that includes diversity and representation.

For some books, I couldn’t remember the specifics or they were never stated, so I just labeled them broadly as POC, LGBTQIA+, etc. rather than assuming. If you notice something incorrect, feel free to contact me.

I cannot guarantee any of the rep is good, and this isn’t a list of recommendations. It’s just all the books I’ve read/reviewed, whether I liked them or not.

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Books with LGBTQIA+ Rep
Books with POC Rep
Books with Disability Rep
Books with Religion Rep
Diverse Books I Haven’t Reviewed
Diverse Games
Blog Posts I Have About Diverse Rep
Other Resources

 

Books I’ve Reviewed with LGBTQIA+ Rep

All LGBTQIA+ Books

*Note: I changed my method for categorizing romances to be more specific, but I left the old tags for reviews that were already written, so there are two lists below, each with different books. Sorry for any confusion!

 

Books I’ve Reviewed with POC Rep

 

Books I’ve Reviewed with Disability Rep

 

Books I’ve Reviewed with Religion Rep

 

Diverse Books I Haven’t Reviewed

– The Given & the Taken by L.A. Witt – gay MC and LIs, m/m/m relationship
– Deadly Dreams series by Bella Roccaforte – one POV character has alcoholism
– The King’s Sun by Isaac Graham – bisexual MC, m/m relationship
– The Ghost on My Couch by L.A. Gilbert – gay MC and LI, m/m relationship
– Dead Boys by Gabriel Squailia – Black MC
– Artifice by Alex Woolfson & Winona Nelson (webcomic) – gay LI, m/m relationship
– Angel of Darkness by Tyler May – m/m relationship, one MC is blind
– His Consort by Mary Calmes – m/m relationship
– Into the Gray by Margaret Killjoy – f/f relationship, trans woman MC

 

Diverse Games I’ve Reviewed

Tusks: The Orc Dating Sim by Mitch Alexander – all gay characters, one trans, a polyamorous relationship, one character is missing an arm and has depression (the missing arm and depression are unrelated)
Monster Prom by Beautiful Glitch – players can choose between he/she/they pronouns and date M or F characters, characters in-game sometimes make references to queer relationships
Dr. Frank’s Build-A-Boyfriend by Heiden – gay characters
Lake of Voices by GB Patch Games – although not a dating sim, a few endings involve what could be considered romance, one of which is f/f

 

Blog Posts I Have About Diverse Rep

Book Recs: 10 Lesser-Known Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books with Disabled Characters
Book Recs: 10 LGBT+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books by LGBT+ Authors
Book Recs: 10 LGBT+ Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books by LGBT+ Authors (2)
Book Recs: 5 Diverse Sci-Fi/Fantasy Books Set in the US
Book Recs: 10 Lesser-Known M/M Vampire Books
Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring Disability
Cover Characteristics: Book Covers featuring POC Characters
Bookish Musings: Disabilities Being Magically Cured in Books
Bookish Musings: I Want More Books about… Disability & Medical Needs in Post-Apoc Worlds

 

Other Resources for Diverse Rep

These lists won’t be entirely sci-fi/fantasy, but they’re still great if you’re looking for more diverse books! If you have or know of another resource for finding diverse books, let me know!

The Bookish Diversity Link List @ Dora Reads
Disability in Kidlit
The Discriptionary