avashida: (books - I'd rather be reading)
I've read a million and one posts all over the net about how there is no to little lgbt fantasy out there. Even if you include the badly written, gratuitous vampire/werewolf urban fantasy porn things-which-can-barely-be-called-novels (which, surprise, I don't), there's almost nothing. I've known this consciously for a while now, but today I got a sudden desire to read some really big, epic story with fleshed-out queer characters, and pretty much everything I looked at was either terrible or out of print.

(I guess this is also partly inspired by the fact that the hubby and I watched FAQs last night. It is not shiny and sparkly like a Hollywood film, but it is powerful and beautiful anyway - maybe more so than it would have been with a bigger budget. I recommend it highly).

Anyway, I am compiling a list of all the good lgbt-centric fantasy books I can find. I'm happy to take suggestions, but two things: one, Lackey's The Last Herald-Mage trilogy is not going up here, and neither is Flewelling's Nightrunner series. I have read both, and I disliked both, for a variety of reasons I won't go into here. So they are not making the cut.

Also, most of these books have gay male characters. If anyone could recc some really good lesbian/bi/trans-featuring stories, I'd love to hear about them!

And so...

The books~ )

That's all for now. Feel free to suggest books!

Also, the size of the book covers means nothing, I was just too lazy to make them all the same size.


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