8 Best LGBT Science Fiction Books (2020)

The LGBT science fiction genre is, as you can guess, most popular among a certain audience. This subgenre of the science fiction world is different in one way than the rest of the science fiction books.

The main characters, the protagonists, or the antagonists in these books are mostly favored among the LGBT community. The stories, however, are just as thrilling as the rest and you will be very surprised by some of the fascinating characters who you will get to meet inside these stories. So, here are some of the best LGBT science fiction books out there.

Best LGBT Science Fiction Books

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Photo Title Rating Length Buy
Starfish 7.94/10 384 Pages Check Price On Amazon
The Left Hand of Darkness 8.14/10 304 Pages Check Price On Amazon
Annihilation 7.40/10 195 Pages Check Price On Amazon
China Mountain Zhang 7.88/10 313 Pages Check Price On Amazon
Wicked Gentlemen 7.98/10 224 Pages Check Price On Amazon

Photo Title Rating Length Buy
Dark Space 8.14/10 216 Pages Check Price On Amazon
The Enchantments of Flesh and Spirit 7.78/10 320 Pages Check Price On Amazon
Gravitational Attraction 8.04/10 266 Pages Check Price On Amazon

Starfish by Peter Watts

 

Let’s start off our list with an all-time favorite book and a classic story that talks about a lot of very exciting events. The story mostly takes place in an underwater facility that has been created to exploit geothermal power. The crew that is sent down there have been genetically modified to withstand the harsh conditions in the deep areas of the ocean.

You are about to meet a few unique characters but most of the people who are sent to work there are definitely crazy in one way or another. The story gets super exciting real quick as strange mysteries start to uncover one after another. You can also find Watts’ name on our list of the best hard science fiction books

The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

 

Behold, this book will introduce you to an alien race that has the ability to change their own sex at will. The story follows a lone emissary from Earth who has been sent on a planet called Winter for a very important mission. You can also find this book in our article about the best classic science fiction books!

This emissary has an important role to play in the story that is about to happen. His mission asks him to make sure that this alien species joins an intergalactic civilization, a sort of alliance is needed from their side if things go smoothly.

The story that follows is an exciting one and you definitely don’t want to miss out on all of the fun events that happen inside. For more information about books with similar topics, take a look at our selection of the best science fiction books! We also covered some of Guin’s works in our selection of the best science fiction book series and the best solarpunk books, check it out!

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

 

In Annihilation, the story is about to show you one of the most exciting sci-fi adventures of all time as this band of characters is about to go on a very dangerous journey.

The events that are about to happen take place in a dangerous world, one in which nature has become a fierce enemy to many and a land known as Area X is a place that everyone wants to avoid.

There have been countless expeditions to this place and no one has come back alive. This is the 12th expedition and the team consists of an anthropologist, a surveyor, a psychologist, the de facto leader, and a biologist. You surely don’t want to miss this thrilling adventure that awaits. For more similar books, take a look at our selection of the best science fiction horror books.

China Mountain Zhang by Maureen F. McHugh

 

Here is one of the best gay science fiction books out there as the main character and protagonist in this thrilling story also happens to be gay. The story takes place in the 22nd century in China.

This China has become the world leader in the economy and many other areas and the protagonist who will be showing you around is a young man of mixed heritage, called Zhang Zhong Shan.

You get to discover many thrilling things about this fascinating character and some exciting events are also waiting to be uncovered further in the story.

Wicked Gentlemen by Ginn Hale

 

There are two characters in this thrilling sci-fi story who are about to show you an exciting reading experience. One of them is a Prodigal and a man of dark temptations, you can easily describe him as the devil, his name is Belimai Sykes.

The other guy is called Captain William Harper and he is in serious trouble which is why he has come for help from Belimai knowing that he always has such high prices. The story that follows after that is a thrilling one as these two work together to face some very deadly threats.

Dark Space by Lisa Henry

 

Brady Garrett is the first main character who you get to meet here and the story follows him on a long mission in the military. He is serving on a space station, one that has a mission to protect and inform Earth of any new and suspicious alien activity.

The other guy who you get to meet is a character called Cameron Rushton. These two characters will get to know each other very well and form a special bond that is like no other. You definitely don’t want to miss out on what happens next.

Wraeththu Chronicles by Storm Constantine

 

This story talks about a futuristic Earth where very few things are similar to our own. You get to find out a new breed of human that is becoming more and more present, this breed is better in almost every way than the old humans as they are gorgeous, strong, and they possess plenty of psychic and physical supernatural abilities.

Things are beginning to seem that this new breed of humans is coming to replace the old one but you get to read a story in which the old humanity will definitely not give up without a fight.

Gravitational Attraction by Angel Martinez

 

The last book in our best LGBT science fiction books review is another thrilling story about adventure and thrill. This story starts as you meet a space crew that has received a distress signal from a stranded ship in space. One of the first main characters is a character named Isaac Ozawa and he is the ship’s communication officer.

They find a bloody mess in the wrecked ship and only one sole survivor, a man who looks troubled. These two characters will be bringing you so much excitement and it is up to you to find all of that out.

Hopefully, you like our review of some of the best lesbian science fiction books, gay books, and generally LGBT books out there. Be sure to give them all a read if you enjoy this sci-fi genre.

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Robert Hazley
Robert Hazley
Robert is a science fiction and fantasy geek. (He is also the best looking Ereads writer!) Besides reading and writing, he enjoys sports, cosplay, and good food (don't we all?). Currently works as an accountant (would you believe that?)