Future Tense Recommended Reads: Queer Speculative Fiction


In honor of Future Tense  Imagined Worlds from the Margins, we are bringing you some excellent resources on LGBTQ generated writing in the sci-fi genre.  Enjoy!


Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction (Liverpool Science ...

Library Resources

Queer Universes:  Sexualities in Science Fiction

Science Fiction As a Young Person’s First Queer Theory | Science Fiction Studies

Marginalized Bodies of Imagined Futurescapes:  Ableism and Heteronormativity |Culture Unbound

Rereading Queerly: Science Fiction, Feminism, and the Defamiliarization of Gender | Science Fiction Studies

Alien Cryptographies:  The View from Queer |Science Fiction Studies

Identifying the Alien:  Science Fiction Meets It’s Other | Science Fiction Studies


Web Resources

15 of the Best LGBTQ Science Fiction Books

8 Queer Sci-Fi Books to Read Right Now

Queer Sci-Fi Speculative Fiction Publishers

Science Fiction Needs to Reflect that the Future is Queer

9 Influential LGBTQ Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors

Changing Images of Trans People in Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature



Our Spring 2020 focus topic, Future Tense:  Imagined Worlds from the Margins is devoted to exploring various views of the future, wonderful or horrific, utopian or dystopian, through the lens of traditionally marginalized communities–POC, women, LGBTQ, disability, etc.



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