Lesbian science fiction novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #8)

Science fiction seems to be one of the genres that people either love or hate.

Personally, I love a well-written science fiction novel, especially if it envisions a world with different concepts of gender and sexual orientation.

If you love science fiction, you probably won’t even need this list of recommended reads because there aren’t that many lesbian science fiction novels, so you’ve probably already read most of them.

If you’re not a big fan of science fiction, you might want to check out this helpful post about how to finish lesbian book bingo even if you don’t like speculative fiction.

15 GREAT LESBIAN SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS

I’ve put together a list of 15 science fiction novels with lesbian, bisexual, or other female, women-loving main characters. I hope you’ll enjoy them!

The Significant_Kyra Anderson

The Significant by Kyra Anderson

Kailynn Evada was born in the non-citizen district on the most powerful planet in the Altereye System. To save her brother’s life, Kailynn finds herself working as a Significant—a person paid to act as a friend to clients. High pay drives her to a secretive job with the most powerful person in the planetary system—Elite Isa, who is genetically altered for perfection and forbidden from intimate relationships. The undeniable attraction between the two leads to a secret love that could kill them both.

Available at:
Amazon

Face of the Enemy_Sandra Barret

Face of the Enemy (Terran-Novan Universe, book 1) by Sandra Barret

Helena “Dray” Draybeck is a cocky military brat, and Jordan Bowers is the daughter of a high-ranking ambassador. Both want to finish at the top of fighter pilot training. Both live under the shadow of very different family legacies. When the enemy declares war, Dray and Jordan have to survive an acceleration to active duty and a dangerous secret that threatens them both in different ways.

Available at:
Bedazzled Ink
Amazon

Raging at the Stars_Lesley Davis

Raging at the Stars by Lesley Davis

Emory Hawkes is an investigative journalist dedicated to seeking out the truths behind cover-ups and exposing the lies that keep the general population in the dark. Emory’s theories go against everything Captain Sofia Martinez stands for, and all she has dedicated her life to, working at Area 51. Sofia knows Emory lives to challenge her authority, but can they put aside their differences to fight together to save mankind? Can they save the world from not just the invaders above but also from the all too human element who have their own secret agendas to set in motion?

Available at:
Bold Strokes Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Survival Instincts_May Dawney

Survival Instincts by May Dawney (dystopian fiction)

Civilization has fallen. Lynn, alone in the debris of a world reclaimed by nature and hiding from the threat of man, is forced to go on a dangerous journey through decaying New York City. As Lynn’s feelings for her guard, Dani, grow, she’s forced to face her belief that staying alone is the only way to survive. A fast-paced dystopian adventure where love trumps instinct.

Available at:
Ylva Publishing
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Without a Front_Fletcher DeLancey
Without a Front: The Producer’s Challenge (Chronicles of Alsea series) by Fletcher DeLancey

In the aftermath of war, Andira Tal, Lancer of Alsea, is working nonstop to heal her world and bring it into the future. The producer caste—and one producer in particular—stands in her way. Tal’s solution leads to an unexpected sanctuary and the kind of love she always dreamed of…but her enemies are watching, and now she has more to lose.

Available at:

Amazon

Daughters of a Coral Dawn_Katherine V. Forrest

Daughters of a Coral Dawn by Katherine V. Forrest

Late in the 22nd century, the settling of a new world falls on the strong shoulders of young Megan. The perfect leader, she undertakes to guide her sisters to a new planet, free from the shackles of the brutal Earth regime. When a landing party of men and women discover their colony, Megan must decide if the outsiders will live or die. And that includes Lt. Laurel Meredith, whose disturbing beauty is as dangerous to Megan as her people are to Megan’s world.

Available at:
Bella Books
Amazon

Ammonite_Nicola Griffith

Ammonite by Nicola Griffith

Anthropologist Marghe Taishan is sent to Jeep, a planet where a virus killed off all men generations ago, leaving a women-only society. Tasked with testing a new vaccine, Marghe risks death to uncover the women’s biological secret. Soon, she finds that she’s changing and realizes that not only has she found a home on Jeep, but that she alone carries the seeds of its destruction.

Available at:
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Depths of Blue_Lise MacTague

Depths of Blue (On Deception’s Edge, book 1) by Lise MacTague

For Torrin Ivanov, life is a bargaining table. Every planet is a new business opportunity. Legality is optional and supplying one side in a local civil war always adds up to profit. Jak Stowell is at war within a war. A woman hidden in the heart of a male-only army, her brother’s murder has left her desperate for vengeance. These two women on a collision course set off a chain reaction of intergalactic intrigue—and awaken a dangerous passion that could cost them their lives.

Available at:
Bella Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Friends in High Places_Andi Marquette

Friends in High Places (Far Seek Chronicles, book 1) by Andi Marquette

Does a shared past mean anything between two women on different sides of a divide in a city where allies can quickly become adversaries? Or will the possibility of connection be a price too high for either to pay?

Available at:
Dirt Road Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Deep Merge_Linda North
Deep Merge by Linda North

Kaesah, a geneticist from another planet, is stranded on Earth due to the death of her mate who was vital in piloting their starship. Kaesah has abducted a human, Toni Lorne, to assist in piloting her starship back home. Two women, from different worlds, will set a new course for their planets and a new future for themselves.

Available at:

Amazon

Saving Morgan_MB Panichi

Saving Morgan by MB Panichi

Morgan Rahn’s co-worker is killed in a freak Moon Base accident. When Morgan also becomes a target, Shaine Wendt is hired onto Morgan’s work crew as undercover security for Morgan. No one, including Morgan, is to know of Shaine’s dual role. But how can Morgan trust her when Shaine is part of yet another lie, and Morgan’s life is turned inside out? Danger and romance abound as adventure takes the two women from Moon Base to Earth and the Asteroid Belt.

Available at:
Bella Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks

The Lily and the Crown_Roslyn Sinclair

The Lily and the Crown by Roslyn Sinclair (sci-fi romance)

Young botanist Ari lives an isolated life on a space station, tending a lush garden in her quarters. When an imperious woman is captured from a pirate ship and given to her as a slave, Ari’s ordered life shatters. Her slave is watchful, smart, and sexy, and seems to know an awful lot about tactics, star charts, and the dread pirate queen, Mir. A lesbian romance about daring to risk your heart.

Available at:
Ylva Publishing
Amazon
Apple iBooks

The Magistrate_Keira Michelle Telford

The Magistrate (The Prisonworld Trilogy, book 1) by Keira Michelle Telford (neo-Victorian dystopian fiction)

Crime rates are at an all-time high, and living conditions for many are bleak in twenty-fourth-century London. The laws are illiberal and unsympathetic. Homosexuality is punishable by death—which becomes a potentially deadly problem for Carmen Wild when the discovery of a murdered prostitute brings her back into the life of her first love, the Madam of an East End cathouse.

Available at:
Amazon

A Quantum Convergence_CA Farlow
A Quantum Convergence by C.A. Farlow

Lauren Beckwith, eco-scientist and medical doctor, identifies life-threatening pollution and is challenged to remediate it. Alexandra, Queen of Fuar Ćala, struggles with the aftereffects of a bioweapon released on her world. Children are contracting a strange disease. A quantum convergence brings their worlds together. Can they help each other?

Available at:

Desert Palm Press
Amazon
Apple iBooks

Paladins of the Storm Lord_Barbara Ann Wright

Paladins of the Storm Lord (Godfall Novels, book 1) by Barbara Ann Wright

Surrounded by dead crewmates and marooned above an unknown planet, the bridge crew of the Atlas develops extraordinary mental abilities that turn them into gods.Two hundred years into their rule, Cordelia Ross’s faith in her god is absolute until his orders begin to value obedience over integrity. With the fall of the gods at hand, can Cordelia protect her family, friends, and the alien woman she’s falling in love with?

Available at:
Bold Strokes Books
Amazon
Apple iBooks

If you need to brush up on the rules of Lesbian Book Bingo, check out the rules post, then pick the book you want to read for the science fiction square, and start reading! Remember that you can either read one of the 15 books listed above or pick another lesbian science fiction novel.

Leave a comment to win a book

In addition to winning books by completing a line on the bingo card, there’s also a giveaway for each post. This time, you can win an e-book copy of Survival Instincts by May Dawney and an e-book copy of Friends in High Places by Andi Marquette.

To be entered into the drawing, leave a comment and let us know which book you’re going to read for the science fiction square or if you can recommend any other lesbian science fiction novel.

I’ll announce the winner of the two e-books on Thursday, April 26.

The reading list for the next bingo square will be posted on May 3.

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60 thoughts on “Lesbian science fiction novels (Lesbian Book Bingo #8)”

  1. I read a lot of sci fi when I was a kid, but I lost interest at some point. I already read Without a Front: The Producer’s Challenge for this square, and I enjoyed it. Now that I have seen the list, I may read Ammonite in the future. I like her non-sf novels, so perhaps I should give her sf a chance.

  2. I’ve read Lily and the Crown, which was so good it left me nearly speechless! Now I recommend it to everyone and anyone who seems at least a little bit interested.

  3. I decided to read Renegade BY CHEYNE CURRY.. it was a SiFi western… best of both worlds. I’m looking forward to reading some of these new suggestions.

  4. I’ve read Survival Instincts and Friends in High Places and surprised myself by enjoying both. Survival Instincts felt less like sci-fi and more like an exploration of the relationship that builds between two women who were forced together in a harsh environment. Can’t recommend it enough, I just loved it. I’m a romance reader at heart and some of the scenes were a little gruesome for my taste but they fit the setting very well, without seeming overdone.

    Friends in High Places was fun, but it was kind of standard sci-fi and lacked some of the romance that I really crave when I read. I can see fans of the genre really enjoying it quite a bit, though.

  5. I have had this square all sorted …I actually won signed copies of Lise MacTague’s Depths Of Blue, Heights Of Green and Crimson Vortex, so will really enjoy reading them for this square an the added bonus is they are actual have books with paper, not e books which I read all the time. I really do miss a physical book.

    Ps and lots of good books in this category.

  6. I will go with The Lily and the Crown by Roslyn Sinclair this time. I’m not a fan off sci-fi but that one was highly recommended.

  7. Not a huge fan of sci-fi, but I love the well written Chronicles of Alsea series by Fletcher DeLancey. Thanks Kris Sanchez for recommending of Renegade, I’ve added it to my reading list.

  8. This year I read False Knight on the Motorway by Arden Ellis, kind of an apocalyptic knight adventure story, so I might use that. I’d also recommend, for the genre, Rescues and the Rhyssa by T.S. Porter (sapphic space opera adventure, a smuggler and a secret agent set out to rescue kidnapped royal children in a galaxy far far away) and Rulebreaker by Cathy Pegau (a book about seducing a wealthy businesswoman in a futuristic corporation in order to gain access to blackmail information, then accidentally catching feelings).

  9. I’ve already read quite a few that would fit this square. Some I’m still contemplating include Barbary Station by RE Stearns, OrbForce by Nicole Rae, and probably anything else that comes along. For those not liking the square, if you have an interest in westerns, you can read Hellcat’s Bounty to slip in a sci-fi that reads more like an advanced kind of Wild West.

  10. No matter if there’s loose or uber-techie science in the fiction, I love me some SciFi! Being swept away by captivating world-building, characters, plot/subplots, and unputdownable storytelling with space battles… yeah, that’s the reading life.

    So… I’m giving Fletcher DeLancey’s “The Caphenon” a gander. If I happen to dig the novel, then there’s five more books in the series to devour. I kinda prefer my SciFi not to be standalone anyway, so that’ll be a win-win.

    I’ll also read the upcoming Young Adult SciFi novel, “Hullmetal Girls,” by Emily Skrutskie. ARC readers on Goodreads hint at it including ladies transformed into tech-enhanced soldiers (either they’re neurally-linked mechs or some degree of cyborgs depending on how ARC readers wanted to relay the info), a main plot through-line that includes a space fleet searching for a new home, and inclusive rep: aroace and pansexual characters. The chapter one excerpt on Amazon.com snagged my interest for sure.

  11. For the sci fi square I read Depths of Blue. It was my first lesbian sci fi story. Lise MacTague did a good job. I liked it.

  12. I read “The Lily & The Crown” and LOVED it! It was my first ever Sci-Fi book. I also read “Deep Deception” by Cathy Pegau earlier this year and liked it quite a bit as well. Heck, who knows…I’m filling out another couple of BINGO cards, so by the end of the year I might consider myself a Sci-Fi fanatic!

  13. Sci-fi/ speculative fiction are my favorite genres! Read all but 3 of the above listed. You’all have to read Lesley Davis’ “Raging at the Stars”. She has a few others that hit the right note! Deception’s Edge and MB Panichi, Morgan series excellent.

  14. Re-reading Andi Marquette’s Friends in High Places for this square.
    Jae don’t put me in the draw for this week please; I already own both of those ebooks. Thanks. :)

  15. I have about 1/2 of theses books. I’m gonna keep this list so I can check out the others! FYI…you can’t go wrong with anything from Lise MacTague and Katherine V. Forest.

  16. I love Sci-Fi. I’ve been wanting to read Deep Merge for a while now, so I think that is the one I am going to chose.

  17. I read Time Will Tell by M. Ullrich and loved it. I’m also looking forward to reading Partners (both parts eventually) by Melissa Good. Love a good Good story. :))

    • Is Time will Tell classed as a Sci-fi? I didnt know Megan wrote sci-fi. I might have to check this one out for my bingo card then as i’ve read one of her other books and enjoyed it.

  18. I’m not a huge fan but I have enjoyed many books in this category. I am going to read Raging at the Stars for my bingo square.

  19. This is not a category I typically read but I read and loved The Lily and The Crown by Roslyn Sinclair! I am happy that Bingo is getting me to open up to new authors. I hope there is a sequel to this story!!

    • Okay, now I definitely need to read Fletcher DeLancey’s “The Caphenon” so I can read book 2, “Without a Front.” ;)

  20. I’m going for Partners by Melissa Good…has a sequel available so that makes it twice as appealing. Highly recommend Without a Front and all the books in that series!

  21. This is the genre i struggled with on both my bingo cards. I’m not a huge fan of sci-fi and think i’ve maybe read 2 books in this genre in the 10yrs i’ve been reading lesfic. Before that i never picked up a sci-fi.

    I’m gonna look through these again later and see if one grabs my attention as sci-fi is the last square i need to fill on my 2nd bingo card.

  22. Already read Catalyst by Fletcher DeLancey for this square. I strongly recommend ALL novels/novellas by Fletcher. I bought the Lily and the Crown, but haven’t read the print version yet. Missing from this list – The Three by Meghan O’Brien (post-apocalyptic).

  23. I already read Survival Instincts by May Dawney and it was awesome! I will probably read A Quantum Convergence by C.A. Farlow

  24. I already read The Three by Meghan O’Brien for the science fiction catagory. Takes place in an apocalyptic world.

  25. I think I’m going to read the Nicola Griffith’s one as I’ve read some of her other work and loved it.
    I’d like to recommend “Solitaire” by Kelley Eskridge, who I believe is Nicola Griffiths’s wife. Both very talented writers!

  26. I read Lesley Davis Raging at the Stars for my first card, very good. A couple good ones that focus more on politics, business and corruption than space battles are: Lea Daley- FutureDyke and Jennifer McCormack – The Midas Conspiracy. I also recommend Sy Thompson – Destination Alara and K. Alexander – Deus Ex Machina. Thanks for the list again Jae. The ones I’ve read on this list were excellent and I see a few I need to check out.

  27. For my second bingo card I have read Survival Instincts by May Dawney. Super book hope that there is more to come along those lines.

  28. Gonna go with Gun Brooke for this category. I’ve read her (normal) books and enjoy her writing,so I’m hoping it helps me appreciate it more

  29. Filled this square with “Of scars and duty” by Natalie Debrabandae (KU). Ammonite by Nicola Griffith is a really good book (as is Slow river, another of hers) – have those on paperback from BK (before kindles 😀).

  30. I’m really at a loss with this square. I’m not that much into sci-fi so I find it really hard to decide what to read for my bingo cards. I think I will start with Survival Instincts
    by May Dawney and I heard some positive feedback on Paradox Valley by Gerri Hill. But I still need a couple more so I will keep my eye on the comment section to decide what else to read. It’s a hard one!

  31. I read Friends in High Places for this one. I’m not a big sci-fi reader so I did struggle a bit but I made it through!

  32. It’s not really my favorite genre but so far it’s not as bad as I thought:D I’ll probably read survival instincts or the chronicles of alsea

  33. There are some I will check out. I’m always more hesitant with this genre, whether lesfic or not. But it’s also important to stretch our reading muscles so I will give more of them a read.

  34. I’ve read “The End: Book One of The Sanctuary Series” by Cheyne Curry and Roselle Graskey, that should qualify for this square.
    Also read and loved !! “The Lily and the Crown” by Roslyn Sinclair.

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