LGBT Authors of Speculative Fiction.

For the 2014 LGBT Speculative Fiction Challenge, I opened it up to not only LGBT authors but also books that were written with LGBT themes (this can be interpreted as loosely as an LGBT protagonist).

My purpose for doing this is that it’s a lot easier to find LGBT-themed literature than it is to find LGBT authors – not because the authors aren’t there, but because there aren’t handy compiled lists such as, say, the Lambda or Gaylactic or Tiptree Award nominees, or this handy Wikipedia page.

But I do want to make this list (and hopefully acquire more names for it) of LGBT authors for reference for the challenge and for anyone else who is just interested in exploring their authorship.

And this one will actually include dudes:

  • Nicola Griffith
  • Poppy Z. Brite
  • Nalo Hopkinson
  • James Tiptree, Jr.
  • Kelley Eskridge
  • Malinda Lo
  • Clive Barker
  • Rachel Pollack
  • Melissa Scott
  • Joanna Russ
  • Storm Constantine
  • Lee Thomas
  • David Gerrold
  • Frank R. Robinson
  • Samuel R. Delaney
  • Caitlin R. Kiernan
  • Tanya Huff
  • Connie Wilkins
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4 Responses to LGBT Authors of Speculative Fiction.

  1. I recommend you look at some of the authors featured in the annual anthologies Wilde Stories and Heiresses of Russ–not all identify as gay, but many do and it provides a yearly great sampling of queer speculative fiction being written today.

  2. There are, actually, handy compiled lists. Mine is rather out of date, but extensive nonetheless.

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