@Altruest Maybe The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K Leguin? It explores gender in a really peculiar way.
@xiroux that's actually one of my favorite books ever! It's one of only a few in my reading history though, unfortunately
@Altruest I read it last Christmas. And I *loved* it. I recommend it as soon as I can :3 I'll follow your thread and see more interesting books :)
@Altruest Anything by Kyell Gold or Rukis Croax. The Dangerous Spirits and Off the Beaten Path series in particular.
@Altruest Kelley Eskridge and Nicola Griffith are two women who write sci-fi and they're married to each other so their work is a pretty good bet!
@poshgunk I'll check them out, thanks!
- An Unkindness of Ghosts
- The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
- Not Your Sidekick
- Too Like the Lightning
- The Abyss Surrounds Us
- The Raven and the Reindeer
- The Second Mango
@KittyUnpretty the first two are two of my favorite books, I'm unfamiliar with the rest though, thanks!!
@brennen oh yeah! I read the first one but never got around to finishing the series. Thanks!
@Altruest I know Mercedes Lackey's The Last Herald-Mage does feature a LGBT character. I bought the first book but never came around to read it 🤦♂️
@Altruest This may not be exactly what you're looking for but in "Ancillary Justice" (and the other two "Imperial Radch" books), the people of the Radch empire, while being genetically indistinguishable from humans of our time, do not distinguish people by gender.
The author uses feminine pronouns to convey this but the relationships portrayed in the book are certainly neither all homo- or heterosexual.
They are however limited to side characters as the protagonist herself is asexual.
@Altruest Dragonoak by Sam Farren! everyone is gay but it’s so normal that it’s hardly discussed!
@garbados thank you so much!
@alexis cool! I'll definitely check your stuff out!
-An Accident of Stars
-Ancillary Justice & sequels, and Provenance
-Dreadnought, by April Daniels, if you're fine with superheroes
-Ruin of Angels, Full Fathom Five, and I think some of the other Craft Sequence novels
@mairi thanks!! I have some friends who have been RAVING about Dreadnought lol I gotta pick it up soon.
@Altruest Wraeththu by Storm Constantine deals with all sorts of gender bending and same sex love
@Altruest Dreadnought and Sovereign by April Daniels https://www.amazon.com/Dreadnought-Nemesis-Book-April-Daniels/dp/1682300684 young adult, but i found them utterly enjoyable reads
@eqe I have some friends who have been extremely enthusiastic in their recommendation of those books lol. I gotta pick it up soon. Thanks!
@ckeen that's already one of my favorites!
@Altruest The Broken Earth series has a wide variety, although the protagonist is iirc only shown hetero.
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