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LGBTQ+ Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2021

As 2021 comes to an end, it's time for a recap of all the wonderful stories published this year. These are just a few books within the science fiction and fantasy genres featuring LGBTQ+ representation.

A Marvellous Light by Freya Marske
Due to an administrative error, Robin Blyth is named a liaison to a secret magical society. Robin is thrust into the intrigue and danger of magic, where he must work with his aloof counterpart to discover a dangerous secret.

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho
Spiritual medium Jessamyn moves back to Malaysia and begins hearing the voice of her grandmother, Ah Ma. She learns that Ah Ma was the avatar for a deity called the Black Water Sister. Jessamyn is roped into settling scores for the deity as she fights for Ah Ma and her own destiny.

Light From Uncommon Stars by Ryka Aoki
Shizuka Satomi must deliver the souls of Violinists after making a deal with the devil. Transgender runaway, Katrina, looks like a perfect final candidate for breaking Shizuka's curse. When Shizuka meets Lan Tran, a former starship captain, she develops a crush and becomes distracted from her mission.

Sorrowland by Rivers Solomon
While pregnant, Vern flees to the woods away from her abusive husband and his religious compound. There she gives birth to twins, and begins a violent metamorphosis while defending her family from her former community.

The Jasmine Throne by Tasha Suri
Malini is a princess imprisoned by her brother within an ancient temple. Her path intersects with Priya, a maidservant who wields a forbidden magic. While Malini seeks vengeance and Priya seeks her family, together they change their empire. Based on Indian history, this book is the first installment of a new fantasy trilogy.

Under the Whispering Door by T. J Klune
After his own funeral, Wallace finds himself in a tea shop outside of a village. This tea shop is run by a man named Hugo, who ferries souls to the afterlife. Wallace is given one week to live out a life cut short, and cross to the other side.


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