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Subject: L sci-fi?
Date Posted: 9/24/2008 12:57 PM ET
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Years ago, I read Speaking Dreams by Severna Park, and I loved it.  Anyone know of any good lesbian sci-fi or fantasy novels or series?  I'm sure someone has made a list somewhere.

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 8:55 PM ET
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This looks like a great site for you to explore: http://lesbiansciencefiction.com/ ;)

Date Posted: 9/25/2008 11:52 PM ET
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I dunno if its on the link Adienne has, But I really liked Bending the Landscape.

Date Posted: 9/26/2008 10:15 AM ET
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There is an author, Gun Brooke, who writes lesbian SF

 

http://www.gbrooke-fiction.com/fiction/index.htm

Subject: Lesbian SF
Date Posted: 10/17/2008 4:29 PM ET
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Try Melissa Scott.  She has a couple of SF books with lesbian characters.  Nicola Griffith does also (Ammonite and Slow River). 

 

Melissa

Date Posted: 10/20/2008 5:09 PM ET
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John Varley's Titan, Wizard and Demon. While not outright there is a strong hint that one of the main characters is a lesbian.

 

Date Posted: 10/27/2008 8:42 PM ET
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Solitaire by Kelley Eskridge.  Wonderful book.  Also a short story collection, Dangerous Space.



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Date Posted: 11/8/2008 12:40 PM ET
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And in Wen Spencer's Okiah Oregon series, the main character has lesbian moms.

Date Posted: 11/10/2008 3:59 PM ET
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Periphery.  Erotic Lesbian Futures, edited by Lynne Jamneck.

Date Posted: 6/21/2009 12:24 AM ET
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Marion Zimmer Bradley's Renunciate Darkover novels: The Shattered Chain, Thendara House, and City of Sorcery.

Date Posted: 6/22/2009 6:29 PM ET
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Godmother Night, by Rachel Pollack

 

Date Posted: 6/26/2009 2:14 AM ET
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I'm gonna have to check out the sci-fi Bending the Landscape. I read the horror one and it was brilliant.

Date Posted: 6/26/2009 2:40 PM ET
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I'm gonna have to check out the sci-fi Bending the Landscape. I read the horror one and it was brilliant.

Ooooh, I'll have to check these out.  I've added them to my shelf on Goodreads.  I'm always looking for good horror short stories.

Date Posted: 7/3/2009 2:17 PM ET
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The Meadowlark Sings by Helen Ruth Schwartz.  Written awhile back, because the year is 2008, and that is the future.  Good book.

Subject: Zeta Base
Date Posted: 4/10/2010 10:52 PM ET
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I have "Zeta Base" listed.  Not sure if it is enough Sci Fi for you or not. 

Date Posted: 4/11/2010 4:38 PM ET
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These are from this year's Lambda awards.  Under Fantasy/SF/Horror category.  Winner to be announced in May.  But the list always gives me books to look for.

  • Centuries Ago and Very Fast, by Rebecca Ore (Aqueduct Press)
  • Fist of the Spider Woman, by Amber Dawn (Arsenal Pulp Press)
  • In the Closet, Under the Bed, by Lee Thomas (Dark Scribe Press)
  • Palimpsest, by Catherynne M. Valente (Bantam/Spectra Books)
  • Pumpkin Teeth, by Tom Cardamone (Lethe Press)

 

They have updated their website.  http://www.lambdaliterary.org/

Winners from previous years are under Awards, Winners and Finalists.

Date Posted: 5/24/2010 6:15 PM ET
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I just noticed a new lesbian urban fantasy at the bookstore.   Black Blade Blues by J A Pitts.  Did not realize it was lesbian until I got home and started searching for reviews. 

Oh.  Found out it is written by a guy.  Yep.



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Date Posted: 2/26/2011 4:23 PM ET
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The Elemental Logic series by Laurie J. Marks is brilliant. Language like butter, and world that's just as developed as the characters.

Subject: Melissa Scott
Date Posted: 5/22/2012 4:30 PM ET
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I am a really big fan of Melissa Scott.  Trouble and her Friends is probably the most overtly lesbian of her books, but a lot of them, especially the later ones, have gender issues of various kinds as major themes.  Just got a whole bunch of her early books from the club.  I'm also a big fan of Marion Zimmer Bradley.  Most of her Darkover books have gender themes, including the Renunciate books, but the last ruler of the Comyn in the books is a gay man as well.

Date Posted: 6/3/2012 1:02 AM ET
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Saber & Shadow by S.M. Sterling and Shirley Meier.

I have a nice copy on my Bookshelf - no spine creases.