N.K. Jemisin’s multiple Hugo Award-winning Broken Earth trilogy, which ended with The Stone Sky just a few months ago, asks the opposite of the questions posed by other epic fantasy series. What if the world doesn’t deserve to be saved? What if the most righteous thing a hero can do is watch the earth burn?
Queers and witches just go together.
These dark mysteries and thrillers featuring lesbian and bisexual main characters focus less on the romance and more on the hair raising on the back of your neck.
Here are eight light-hearted books featuring queer women (mostly lesbian) characters of color. Some are YA, some are romance, and one is science fiction/fantasy. All are fluffy gay goodness!
If The Merry Spinster seems almost fixated on gender, it’s because Ortberg began participating in gender therapy and exploring identity while writing it, and “It turns out I’m trans!”
“Close your eyes and imagine for one moment a world where little black girls spend their entire childhoods seeing women like the ones they will become in just as many books, television shows, awards ceremonies, universities, political offices, magazines, advertisements and leadership positions as their white peers do. Really picture it, and then ask yourself: what would that future look like?”
Here are eight queer short story collections that embody the same kind of creepy, “bodies as horror,” fabulist, dark fairy tale feel that Machado’s book does.
We’re gonna read Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ new memoir and it’s gonna be great!
Eight stories that feature intersex characters for you to read right now.
Your guide to 2018’s queer and feminist books.
The following eight memoirs, which deal with gender, food, writing, relationships and more, reflect soft femmes, tomboy femmes, chapstick femmes, and other femmes who aren’t all that femmey.
We’re discussing We Were Witches and sharing a brilliant interview with author Ariel Gore. Come join Autostraddle Book Club – the comments are wide open and we wanna hear everything you’ve got to say about this book.
Love queer speculative fiction but don’t have the time or energy to read novels or series? Then these eight collections and anthologies of queer speculative short fiction are for you!
Celebrate LGBT History Month by reading LGBT history books!
Gurba’s writing feels devastating and holy and hilarious all at once, like a dead sea scroll that is as fun to read as an old issue of Playboy.
We Were Witches by Ariel Gore is an autobiographical novel that uses magick spells and inverted fairy tales to combat queer scapegoating, domestic violence, and high-interest student loans. We’re going to read it together this month!
“To read a piece about lesbian e e cummings, you have to fully commit, but you could tell Dr. Brown was scared.”
“Fetch” is a beautiful love letter to a pet, a coming of age story, and an exploration of all the complexities of what it really means to take care of another living being.
The feel-good books centering queer parents you should read right now.
Where to find Black queer lady leads in dystopian, science fiction, magical realism, and paranormal fiction.